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Green and digital skills for a just transition

Delivering on the green transition can deliver almost 1 million jobs in the EU. To design the transition successful and fair, existing and new workers need to be equipped with the right skills. In order to do that, they should have access to lifelong learning and dedicated up-skilling and reskilling programs. In a similar way, advanced digital skills require more than mastering coding or having a basis of computing sciences. With emerging technologies around quantum, AI, big data and other key technologies, the need for ICT specialist is increasing. Any idea in mind? Apply until 29 March!




Proposals should address at least two of the following aspects:

  • Identify, along with relevant stakeholders, specific green or digital skills, defined as those needed to underpin the ongoing and upcoming digital and green transition of the economy to climate neutrality by 2050 and the 2030 digital decade targets, with a particular focus on those that are in shortage; this should take account of the work in the action on skills to support the twin transitions in the European Skills Agenda, in particular the taxonomy of green skills in ESCO;
  • Devise, test and implement scalable (e.g. through ESF+ or EIT) skills development programmes and trainings to endow the labour force with the identified green or digital skills, with the aim to skill, re-skill and up-skill the workforce as stated in the European Skills Agenda and the new European Innovation Agenda;
  • Where possible, such trainings should be designed with a particular focus on the needs of workers that are at risk of becoming redundant due to structural transformations related to the green or digital transition or whose task profiles are expected to change significantly, or currently unemployed people;
  • Develop deep tech skills and training programmes in the fields critical for the green and digital transitions, such as circularity, raw and advanced materials, energy-intensive and manufacturing industries, clean-tech, and digital technologies;
  • Support certification and recognition of the green and digital skills and competences, where possible within the relevant accreditation model such as the EIT Label.

Proposals should have a clear strategy for identifying the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed training. Proposals should also indicate the number of beneficiaries they expect to reach with the project outcomes: both during the initial project duration, and in a possible follow-up project/during scale-up. They should anticipate questions related to the scalability and dissemination of the resulting output, for instance by involving suitable stakeholders.


Call Total Budget

€2,50 million


Thematic Categories

  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Information Technology
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Employees
  • Employers
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions

Call Closing Date

Apply until here until 29 March!