The ECO4VET Project

ECO4VET (Improvement of Vocational Education and Training related to Ecodesign and Sustainable Production in the Furniture Sector) is a European project financed by the Life Long Learning programme. It started in December 2013 and will last two years.

The project is currently involving 9 partners from 6 different European countries and 3 complementary fields: the world of work or labour market, the world of Vocational Education and Training and Vocational Education and Training Policy Makers. More about the partners

The main objective of ECO4VET project is to develop tools and methods for training professionals in the furniture industry in Ecodesign and Sustainable Production and thus, at long term, reducing the furniture industry’s environmental impact. More about ECO4VET objectives

The approach adopted for achieving the project objectives is as follows:

  1. Identifying training needs of the furniture sector regarding Ecodesign and Sustainable Production in the form of learning outcomes
  2. Development of different qualifications according to the needs of each professional profile and defining the units and learning modules that cover the desired learning outcomes
  3. Development of appropriate content and materials for these qualifications and an e-learning platform considering innovative learning tools
  4. Conducting 5 pilot tests in different countries in order to test learning outcomes achievement and training experience and, if necessary, to improve the developed curriculum.

More about the methodology

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