European Platform Urban Greening

EPLUG aims to increase the knowledge and skills required to address biodiversity, climate adaptation and well-being in the urban, green living environment, and to broaden the expertise among professionals in Europe. The project specifically addresses the development of innovative curricula and teaching methodologies in the field of urban green landscaping, in order to rise the quality and adaptability of the skills ecosystem.

Main objectives
• Provide a space to identify current needs in the field of urban green landscaping
• Create a training and experience centre to tackle learning needs within the skills ecosystem, specifically on vertical green landscaping
• Co-create relevant, innovative and attractive curriculum on biodiversity, climate adaptation and well-being in the urban, green living environment
• Strengthen the full green education column
• Facilitate translating scientific findings into practical conduct for green professionals all over Europe
• Improve the relevance and image of VET programs on urban green landscaping

Main deliverables:
• 6 Centres of Vocational Excellence
• Training offer for a continuing professional development of VET teachers
• Innovative curricula for students and employees in the field of urban green landscaping
• Development of an experience centre on vertical green landscaping
• Virtual and blended learning methods for students and employees

About us

Type of collaborationPlatform of Vocational Excellence
Starting year2020
Project leaderWellant College
Type of organisation:VET provider
Education level:ISCED 3: Upper secondary education
ISCED 4: Post-secondary non-tertiary education
ISCED 5: Short-cycle tertiary education
ISCED 6: Bachelor's or equivalent level
Sector of expertise:Agriculture, hunting & forestry
Other community, social and personal service activities
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Current level of involvement in Vocational Excellence:The European Platform for Urban Greening is one of the 12 pilot Centers of Vocational Excellence, funded by the European Commission.
Existing activities:C&P: Business-education partnerships, Pact for Skills
C&P: Innovation hubs & applied research
C&P: VET attractiveness campaigns
G&F: Attracting foreign investment to region
G&F: Effective use of EU and national funds
T&L: Feedback loops and graduate tracking
T&L: Higher level VET and flexible pathways
T&L: Innovative curricula
T&L: Professional Development of teachers and trainers
T&L: Quality assurance
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