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The world is facing various environmental challenges in the urban environment. Biodiversity decreases, climate change shows its impact (e.g.
harsher weather conditions) while cities still expand. Concrete replaces green spaces. Following these developments, it is research that shows that urban green landscapes are nowadays not just for its beauty; it has a real importance to tackle these contemporary challenges, while it also positively impacts the well-being of the people and the urban economy, and creates social cohesion. Someone working in this field is not ‘just a gardener’, but someone that can contribute to solve the problems mentioned. The rapid societal changes require rapid responses by the business sector.

The European Platform for Urban Greening (EPLUG) aims to intensify the collaboration within the knowledge triangle (VET – Research & Development – Business) to facilitate these adjustments and to develop high quality curricula and qualifications focused on these urban
greening skills needs and societal challenges. The network aims to increase the quality and adaptability of the skills ecosystem (VET,
Companies, Policy setting, Individuals) for urban green landscaping. As driver of excellence and innovation, each European CoVE on Urban
Greening promotes the proactive role for VET in local/regional development.

While centres for collaboration in various countries will be established, a knowledge exchange between the centres will be organised. Staff in
VET schools will be trained to create innovative online and offline educational programmes for students and employees. Through this, EPLUG aims to positively contribute to the biodiversity, climate adaptation and well-being in the urban green environment. The project consortium
wants to anchor their strong partnership into frameworks of regional development, innovation and smart specialisation (Centres of Vocational Excellence), while combining their activities at the European level (Platform of these CoVEs).

About us

Country Nederland
Provincie Utrecht
EQF Level hbo
mbo
vmbo
Sector Agrifood
Society
Water
Maatschappelijke uitdagingen (MMIP) E&D - MMIP 04 - Duurzame warmte (en koude) in de gebouwde omgeving (incl. glastuinbouw)
G&Z - MMIP Missie I - leefstijl en leefomgeving
Focus areas Applied research
Connection education-labour market
Facilities and labs
Innovation and knowledge transfer
Life Long Learning
Network builing
Curriculum development
Type of collaboration Platform of Vocational Excellence
Starting year 2018
E-mailadres info@groenehotspothouten.nl
Project leader Wellant College
Social Media Facebook
LinkedIn
Projectleider Heidi Kamerling
hk.kamerling@wellant.nl

Partners

AHLMANIN KOULUN SÄÄTIÖ BTL
Bijenhelpdesk Blauwe Hotspot Dordrecht
Boom totaalzorg Copijn Boomspecialisten
Donkergroep EUROPEAN LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
FEDERACIÓN EFAS CV LA MALVESIA FUNDATIA WORLDSKILLS ROMANIA
Gemeente Bunnik Gemeente Utrecht
Hoefakker Hoveniersbedrijf Tuinrijck
ITTEC, S.R.O JAKOB ARLER
JORDBRUGETS UDDANNELSESCENTER ÅRHUS Koninklijke Ginkel Groep
LICEUL TEHNOLOGIC CEZAR NICOLAU Mocking Hoveniers
Naturalis Natuur & Milileu
Natuurpro PAISAJISTAS DEL MEDITERRÁNEO S.L
Reinaerde Signa Terra
Stichting Platform Beta Techniek/ We are Katapult TERANO CONSTRUCT SRL
VRJ GROUP VYSSI ODBORNA SKOLA A STREDNI ZEMEDELSKA SKOLA
Van Dijk Tuinen Van Senten Groenprojecten
Van der Tol Vereniging Stadswerk
Vereniging voor Hoveniers en Groenvoorzieners (VHG) Vlinderstichting
Wellant College Wilde Weelde

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