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.



Policy framework and local initiatives for greening skills and jobs

This chapter explores the governance and implementation arrangements in place to promote sustainable skills and employment in Flanders, Belgium. It analyses policy developments with particular reference to the structure of the education system and the labour market, and investigates the role of public agencies in facilitating green initiatives at the local level.


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