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

Country Nederland
Provincie Utrecht
EQF Level hbo
Sector Agrifood
Focus areas Facilities and labs
Innovation and knowledge transfer
Life Long Learning
Network builing
Curriculum development
Type of collaboration Platform of Vocational Excellence
Starting year 2020
Project leader Wellant College


Ahlmanin koulun säätiö European Landscape Contractors Association
Federación EFAS CV La Malvesia Fundatia Worldskills Romania
Green Academy Aarhus ITTEC, s.r.o.
Koninklijke Ginkel Groep BV Liceul Tehnologic Cezar Nicolau
Vyssi odborna skola a Stredni zemedelska skola We are Katapult
Wellant College

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