About SEED

Education has a hugely important role to play in helping tackling climate change and driving the transition to a green energy continent. Challenges in transition develop rapidly, with a high demand for digital and green.

SEED appreciates the need to distil relevant information that is useful for the Centres of Vocational Excellence about issues of skills supply and demand. Therefore, throughout the project’s lifecycle the main focus will be on:

  • Investment in skills which are key to realising the clean energy transition.
  • Linking current concerns, recording good practices, and promoting knowledge exchange among the participating regions in order to develop strategic priorities tailored to their regional needs.
  • Sharing a common interest in learning for sustainable energy education and encouraging a wide participation of various stakeholders (both partners and non-partners)to a series of events (i.e. workshops and conferences) so as to enhance legitimacy and shared ownership.

SEED explores ways of developing innovative vocational energy education through the efficient collaboration between VET (vocational education and training) schools and their local communities.

SEED strives to support the existing workforce on one hand, and on the other to develop new services for future challenges in the energy transition.

SEED’s vision is the sharing of a common vision regarding regional and transnational learning, which will be adopted in the labour market. The exchanging good practices and innovative approaches as well as the creation of an international community on vocational excellence dedicated to sustainable energy are some of the main tools to fulfilling this vision.

About CoVEs

The Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) in the European Union aim to drive innovation and excellence in vocational education and training, by bringing together a wide range of local, regional and national partners from different countries such as:

  • VET providers (at both secondary and tertiary levels)
  • Research centres
  • Development agencies
  • Employment services
  • National and Regional Authorities
  • Social enterprises
  • Social partners etc.

Being closely linked to regional development, innovation and smart specialisation strategies, allow CoVEs to identify new synergies and enhance networking, to develop a greater response level to common –regional as well as national–sectoral priorities and to make an active contribution to the generation of new knowledge.

Work Packages

WP 1


Project management and coordination



WP 2


Skills analysis Fossil Free Energy



WP 3


Regional Innovation
and Skills Ecosystems



WP 4


Regional Good Practices
on Teaching & Learning, Cooperation & Partnership and Governance


WP 5


Accelerating SEED



WP 6


Quality Assurance and evaluation



WP 7


Dissemination and exploitation



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This project has received funding from the European Union's EACEA.A - Erasmus+, EU Solidarity Corps.
Grant agreement No 101056147

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