GoGreen – Using Augmented Reality Technology and Simulation-Based Training to Foster Green Economy

Using Augmented Reality Technology and Simulation-Based Training to Foster Green Economy

GoGreen – Using Augmented Reality Technology and Simulation-Based Training to Foster Green Economy, is a project focusing on developing the skills and competences of VET providers to support the professional development of the private sector stakeholders and entrepreneurs and those willing to effectively support Green Economy through the development of a tailored VET green curriculum based on augmented reality technology, simulation training and an innovative Massive Open Online Course.

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24748€

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Project duration

01/12/2020 to 30/11/2022

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As climate change progresses, with the growing expectation of more rapid increases in global temperature and predictions of more frequent and severe extreme weather events, there is an urgent need to engage the private sector and entrepreneurs in efforts to improve adaptation to climate change.

Private sector and entrepreneurs can accelerate the transition to
green economy by taking advantage of the synergies that exist between green economy initiatives and climate change adaptation opportunities. Addressing this challenge requires a broad set of interventions that go beyond government action to involve the private sector.

In this context, the European Commission placed at the centre of its priorities the need to take immediate and drastic actions to fight climate change and to make Europe climateneutral by 2050 (Green Deal). 

In this context, the European Commission placed at the centre of its priorities the need to take immediate and drastic actions to fight climate change and to make Europe climateneutral by 2050 (Green Deal).

Significantly, the European Commission promotes the transformation towards an inclusive green economy that generates growth, creates jobs, and helps reduce poverty through sustainable management of natural capital. Indisputably, the private sector is the engine of growth and plays a vital role in supporting green growth in Europe, while the VET providers play a pivotal role in supporting private sector and entrepreneurs to invest in the green economy by developing their skills, knowledge and competences required by resource-efficient processes and technologies; and integrating these into businesses and communities. VET providers are the key educational bridge between the private sector and education. 

Indisputably, the private sector is the engine of growth and plays a vital role in supporting green growth in Europe, while the VET providers play a pivotal role in supporting private sector and entrepreneurs to invest in the green economy by developing their skills, knowledge and competences required by resource-efficient processes and technologies; and integrating these into businesses and communities. VET providers are the key educational bridge between the private sector and education.

The specific objectives of the project are to:

  • 1. Build the capacity of VET providers to use Mobile Augmented Technology and Simulation-based training to train private entities and entrepreneurs on how to address environmental
    change

  • 2. Improve the coherence of VET learning strategies for the transition towards a greener economy to engage the private sector and new entrepreneurs better
  • 3. Harness the skills and knowledge of the private sector and entrepreneurs for green growth and climate change
  • 4. Increase awareness about the significance of climate change and support the development of green skills in the labour market

To meet these objectives, the GoGreen project will develop and provide the following:

IO1: VET Green Curriculum using Augmented Reality Technology

IO2: Simulation-based training package

IO3: MOOC for climate action

IO4: Toolkit with Policy & Practice Recommendations

The GoGreen consortium includes 7 partner organization from 6 countries who are experts in the field of Vocational Education, Entrepreneurship and Green Economy.