Boosting Skills for Greener Jobs in Flanders, Belgium

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The Flemish economy is extremely diversified with a number of value-added industries and a highly skilled workforce. The shift to a green economy will however require specific knowledge, values and attitudes from the Flemish workforce. This report analyses the skills dimension of the transition to a green economy at the local level, with specific reference to emerging needs in the agro-food, construction and chemicals sectors. It also provides recommendations for the development of green skills and occupational profiles at the organisational level, while advising policy makers on the best method of assisting firms to transition to a green economy.



Fact finding roundtables summary note

This summary note presents key insights of a series of OECD LEED fact finding roundtables on “Boosting skills ecosystems for greener jobs in Flanders”. Roundtables were organised from 1st to 3rd October 2014 in Antwerp, Roeselare and Ghent and gathered around 50 participants, including representatives from businesses, trade associations, education and training organisations and public and local authorities.


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