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 recommendations

This chapter provides specific advice for developing green skills in local labour markets in Flanders, Belgium. Learnings from the mechanisms used to address green skills challenges in other countries are presented as examples for future policy makers. Specific recommendations for policy makers at the regional (Flanders) level and the local level are presented alongside recommendations for local businesses in order to present the best method of developing green skills in the local area. Adapting education and skills policies and initiatives for the green economy transition.


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