Green IT node


IRFI - Istituto Romano per la Formazione Imprenditoriale, Camera di Commercio di Roma, Rome, ITALY



Contact details of the main implementing body

Name of the organisation, original language

CIAPE – Centro Italiano per l’educazione permanente

Name of the organisation, English translation

Italian Centre for permanent learning

Web page


Name of the practice, original language

Green IT node



Description of the practice

Green-IT Node identified new Role Profiles for Sustainable ICT Functions at European level and developed Training Guidelines to support VET Institutions in developing training courses that are in accordance with these. The aim of the project is to foster employability and prevent skilled staff shortages in the field of Sustainable ICT, contributing at:

    • Fostering comparability between the different VET systems

  • Increasing transparency of VET structures

  • Promoting workers’ and learners’ mobility

Policy context

Due to the need for urgent carbon and waste reduction which is affecting all European countries similarly, the Sustainable ICT sector is growing rapidly, creating new jobs for qualified employees throughout Europe, needing qualify people for these jobs. Specialized functions are needed to tackle the multiple niche aspects of Sustainable ICT.

In its “Agenda for new skills and jobs” (23/11/2010), the Commission underlines: “EU employment and skills policies that help shape the transition to a green, smart and innovative economy must be a matter of priority”.

Labour market context

As reported by the Draft Joint Employment Report (2011), “the labour markets that are emerging from the crisis are changing and many Member States are looking at creating high value added and sustainable greener economies. These are essential for the creation of more jobs and for meeting the climate/energy targets. At the same time it is necessary to support workforce adaptability…”. New employment opportunities emerge by using IT technologies in Sustainable ICT. These predictions can only be exploited if a sufficient number of well trained professionals are available on the market to support companies and organisations’ efforts.


Testing and mainstreaming the training tools amongst VET organisations in the countries involved.

Management and operation

7 partners from EU and EFTA countries

Target groups/beneficiaries

VET organisations managing courses addressed to the new experts in Sustainable ICT

Start date

01 Jan 2011

End date (actual or planned)

31 Dec 2013

Gender dimension


Products involved in or resulting from the practice

The Green-IT Node project developed:

1. European Role Profiles for Sustainable ICT Functions:


  • Sustainable ICT software engineer
  • Sustainable ICT infrastructure and operations expert
  • Sustainable ICT auditor
  • Sustainable ICT consultant
  • Sustainable ICT ambassador
  • Booklet of the 5 Role Profiles incl. a Summary Guide in: EN, FR, DE, IT, SE.

    Based on the analysis of the labour market needs and the input received by stakeholders through an ongoing channel of communication, the Green-IT Node partners identified and specified the skills and competences required for new Role Profiles for Sustainable ICT Functions and formulates these, according to the structure of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF).

2.Training Guidelines

  • Training Guidelines or Vocational Education and Training (VET) Providers, employers and employees in the field of Sustainable ICT Functions, which comply with the principles of the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET).

    Booklet of the Training Guidelines for Sustainable ICT Functions in: EN, FR, DE, IT, SE

Outcomes of the practice (planned/expected and actual)

    • Fostering comparability between the different VET systems

  • Increasing transparency of VET structures

  • Promoting workers’ and learners’ mobility

Source of funding

Other European funding, please specify

LLP Programme - Leonardo Da Vinci

Main responsible body, type

Training organisation

Role of implementing body

Analysis of the targeted labour market needs and expectations concerning the new Sustainable ICT Job Profiles, development of Curricula and training guidelines accordingly.

Other bodies involved in implementation of the practice as partners or contractors

Training organisations


Evaluation - Was the practice evaluated?



Target group(s)

Employers, People seeking training


All employers


Value not entered

People seeking training

Employees, Out of work - adult, Out or work - youth

B.2 Type of practice

B.2.1 Practices related to management or servicing of clients

Registration, skill assessments, identification of client needs and matching

Value not entered

B.2.2 Practices related to labour market information and improvement of micro and smes’ procedures

Labour market information (LMI)

Value not entered

Micro and SMEs’ procedures

Value not entered

B.2.3 Practices related to skill mismatch reduction

Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch (targeted to unemployed or employed)

Other (please specify)

definition of tools supporting the reduction of skills mismatches

Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch: labour mobility

Value not entered

Sharing the cost of training and skills development

Value not entered

B.3 Delivery method(s)

Delivery methods involved

Not applicable (internal procedures or other)

B.4 Contracting out

Extent of contracting out of practice: The service is contracted out…

Value not entered

Type of subcontractor(s)

Value not entered

B.5 Partnership

Type of partners involved in implementation of the practice

Public, Private

SECTION C - Information about evaluation of the practice

When was the practice evaluated?

Value not entered

Type of organisation carrying out the evaluation

Value not entered

Details of the organisation responsible for carrying out the evaluation

Name of the organisation, original language/Name of the evaluator

Value not entered

Name of the organisation, English translation

Value not entered

E mail

Value not entered

Web page

Value not entered

Overall evaluation methodology/methodology

Value not entered

Indicators in the evaluation

Value not entered

Main findings of the evaluation

Value not entered

Change in practice following evaluation

Value not entered

C.1 Documentation of the evaluation

Type of documentation

Value not entered


Value not entered

Monitoring evidence

Value not entered


D.1 - Evidence of results

Supporting materials are available

D.2 - Relevance

Programme logic: actions appear to be coherent with the objectives to be achieved by the practice, The practice responds to identified needs

D.3 - Availability of clear and adequate information

Documentation can be found on the internet

D.4 - Impact

The practice demonstrates, by means of qualitative and/or quantitative results, an improvement in the skills needs identification and the skills matching in the digital and/or in the green economy involving and/or for the benefit of small and medium enterprises

D.5 - Innovation

Value not entered

D.6 - Broad-based participation

Value not entered

D.7 - Sustainability

Value not entered

D.8 - Mainstreaming

Value not entered

D.9 - European Added Value and Transferability

The practice has an inherent European scope (such as stakeholders partnership serving Europe)., Benefits have been produced from cross-border co-operation (such as a network of complimentary training centers, SMEs, pes in different countries)., The practice or elements therein demonstrate(d) and/or promote(d) innovative schemes with European relevance - where the demonstration itself might take place locally, The practice’s progressive and/or established ideas may be applied to parallel or similar situations in the same or different regions., The practice acts as a source of inspiration for new projects.

D.10 - Additional comments

Value not entered

File Download
search icon

Search best practice

Best practices archive >>>

newsletter icon


Subscribe to the newsletter of Project Nemesis to stay updated on our news.

Subscribe >>>

send best practice icon

Submit best practice

Experience is maybe the most significant asset to ensure competence transfer and practice sharing. By submitting a good practice in the fields of interest of the NeMESI project, you are helping us growing the project community and – hopefully – business chances for SMEs in the ICT and Green Economy sectors.

Enter the form >>>


 eguide for smes

The main project product is an eGuide, that has been conceived to help SMEs better identify skill needs and realize a profitable skills matching, by exploiting information, good practices and recommendations.

Get the eGuide >>>