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
Federal Association of Green Businesses, Germany
BEST Institute, Austria
FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences, Austria
University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal
Intellectual Capital Association, Portugal
Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Creative Thinking Development, Greece
Sporos Platform, Greece
SDSN Network, Europe
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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.