Title RenewedSkills: La reconnaissance des compétences dans le secteur des énergies renouvelables dans l'UE
Project Number 2012-1-ES1-LEO05-48367
Project Type Projets de transfert d'innovation
Le domaine des énergies renouvelables a contribué à la création d’un grand nombre d’emplois au cours des dernières années et pour lequel les perspectives sont plutôt favorables.
Un des sous-secteurs des métiers verts est le champ des énergies renouvelables. Selon des études récentes, il est prévu que ce secteur pourrait atteindre plus de 2 millions de travailleurs dans l'UE en 2020, comprenant un large éventail de métiers, de compétences et de salaires, offrant des possibilités pour un grand nombre de travailleurs, du plus bas au plus haut niveau de qualification.
The main goal of the project is to adapt a methodology for the recognition of competences acquired by low/medium qualified workers (EQF levels 1 to 4) through non-formal/informal learning in the training strategies of the EU renewable energy sector, taking as a main reference the methodologies and outcomes from a previous project (Metal Skills, ES/07/LLP-LdV/TOI/149025). This will be achieved through an exchange of experiences among social partners, VET centres, companies and public administrations.
Countries: Germany, France, Spain, Poland and Italy, which are relevant countries for the development of the renewable energy industry in the EU, currently leading the sector or with the highest potential of future growth. The association is composed of VET centres (IFES, bfw), social partners (FITAG-UGT), research centres (CERES), technological provider (ISN Virtual Worlds) and consultants (MPS, Procesy). Indirect collaborators are Public Administrations (INCUAL), Univ. of Barcelona (UAB-CIFO).
Main results: national/international reports about the socio-labour situation in the renewable energy sector in Europe, the professional profile of the workers of this sector, paying special attention to low/medium qualified (EQF levels 1 to 4), the best practices for recognition, evaluation and accreditation of non-formal/informal learning in the energy companies; design of an online training action, addressed to training officers, to incorporate the methodology for recognition in the training strategy of the energy sector; design of a guide for the recognition of non-formal and informal learning in the sector.
Impact: increase in qualification level of the workers in this sector; opportunities for reconversion for workers from the traditional energy sector into the renewable energy subsector; increase of mobility; more transparency of professional qualifications and the labour market
“Europe 2020” is the EU's growth strategy for the coming decade. In a changing world, the EU must become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. These three priorities should help the EU deliver high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion. Concretely, the EU has set five ambitious objectives -on employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy- to be reached by 2020.
The present proposal focuses on the scope of climate/energy, more concretely on renewable energy. According to recent studies (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/pdf/127na2.pdf), the annual global market for environmental products and services is projected to reach 2740 billion US dollars by 2020, leading to a rapid growth in ‘Green’ job opportunities globally. Also, the study “Advanced Renewable Strategy” states that “green jobs” have created a strong industrial structure whose expectations for employability are rather optimistic. Therefore, it is foreseen that this sector could reach around 2.5 million workers in the EU in 2020, comprising a wide range of occupations, skills and salaries, offering opportunities for a huge number of workers, from lower to higher qualification levels.
However, as the growth in green industries accelerates, ‘skills gaps’ have been identified. European countries with high potential in renewables industry are suffering from a shortage of qualified employees, and the shortage of skills and training has been considered as a leading barrier to renewable energy and energy-efficiency growth. A policy framework is needed to address the skills gap, investing in necessary training programmes. To ensure that countries make a smooth transition to a green economy, polices must also prevent the negative effects of declines in traditional industries by introducing income support, retraining opportunities and relocation assistance.
In this context, the present project is necessary as it intends to adapt a methodology for the recognition of competences acquired by low/medium qualified workers through non-formal/informal learning in the training strategies of the EU renewable energy sector. The accreditation of the skills that the workers from the energy industry own will contribute to their opportunities to become “green” workers, fostering employability and contributing to solve the abovementioned “skills gap”.
Marché du travail
Formation tout au long de la vie
Validation, transparence, certification
Production et Distribution d`Électricité, de Gaz, de Vapeur et d`Air Conditionné
Transparence et certification
Matériel pour l'enseignement
Guide on Good Practices.
European synthesis report.