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Αριθμός Αναφοράς

101056114 - ERASMUS-EDU-2021-PEX-COVE


Erasmus+ Centres of Vocational Excellence




  • Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy, North Macedonia

  • Civil Engineering Institute Macedonia, North Macedonia

  • Small Business Chamber, North Macedonia

  • Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production, Germany

  • Bells, Germany

  • Federal Association of Green Businesses, Germany

  • BEST Institute, Austria

  • FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences, Austria

  • Apflbutzn, Austria

  • University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal

  • Intellectual Capital Association, Portugal

  • CENTIMFE, Portugal

  • Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

  • Creative Thinking Development, Greece

  • Sporos Platform, Greece

  • SDSN Network, Europe



European VET Excellence Centre for Leading Sustainable Systems and Business Transformation

The CATALYST project “European VET Excellence Centre for Leading Sustainable Systems and Business Transformation” is designed with strong vision and motivation to contribute to realisation of the European Green Deal and the new Industrial and SME Strategies.

The main goal is with the establishment of united CATALYST Centre of Vocational Excellence in 5 countries to give support, create an educational offer to tackle personal and organisational development, and to embrace transformation in SMEs, enabling and inspiring them to re-think and re-design their business models, co-creating and sharing between educational and business organisations.

The project fosters innovation and applied knowledge in approaches of learning and tailor-made VET program via the “Enable component”, as well as support of SMEs to create sustainable businesses via the “Inspire component”.

Activities are focused on learning opportunities, applied joint research projects, innovative training methodologies and tools and support for SMEs on relevant topics, where more than 5000 beneficiaries (professionals, students and SMEs) can benefit. 

The desired impact of the project is the established CoVEs to be ‘catalyst’ on national, regional and European level, ‘enable’ change and ‘inspire’ and transformation of individuals and SMEs toward more sustainable systems and socities.

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