ISM - Institute for Social Pedagogic Research Mainz., Mainz, GERMANY


Green economy

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Description of the practice

The GreenEcoNet-Project is a web platform which was developed for SMEs in Green Economy and helps them finding important information about recruiting qualified employees and useful networks. It also helps to establish politics to generate useful overall conditions for Green Economy SMEs. In this context GreenEcoNet allows stakeholders to share important Best Practises in securing qualified employees.

Policy context

GreenEcoNet is coordinated by a consortium of six leading research networks specialising in green economy transitions including the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the Green Economy Coaltion (GEC), Joint Implementation Network (JIN), Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Ecologic Institute and the University of Piraeus Research Centre (UPRC). Funded by the European Commission, they come together to accelerate the uptake of green business practises across Europe.

Labour market context

The demographif change is one of the greatest challenges during the next years. The population will decrease and at the same time ageing of the population will happen. Therefore it is important to recruit new personal and to preserve qualified employees across Europe and support transnational coorperation.


-GreenEcoNet workshop on SMEs (some of the topics are discussing policy options to foster SMEs` performance in a greener economy or introducing a web platform aiming at fostering networking and exchange of experience on an European level
-providing practical tools and online guidance

Management and operation

It is a project funded and financed by the European Commission. The consortium exists of: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the Green Economy Coalition (GEC), Joint Implementation Network (JIN), Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Ecologic Institute and the Institute of Piraeus Research Centre (UPRC).
The partners are:
-University of York, Great Britain
-University of Piraeus Research Center (UPRC), Greece
-Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Belgium
-Joint Implementation Network (JIN), Netherlands
-International Institute for Environment and Developmet (IIED), Great Britain


Target groups/beneficiaries

-SMEs (Green Economy)
-Stakeholders (Green Economy)

Start date

06 Jan 2013

End date (actual or planned)

05 Jan 2016

Gender dimension

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Products involved in or resulting from the practice

-an online general discussion forum
-online search engine with solutions to problems of SMEs and good practises
-online provision of practicall tools and online guidance

Outcomes of the practice (planned/expected and actual)

-tools for SMEs

Source of funding

Other European funding, please specify

Main responsible body, type

University/Research centre

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Target group(s)

Employers, Jobseekers


Micro enterprises, Small enterprises, Medium enterprises


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People seeking training

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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

Registration of clients, Skill assessment, Identification of clients’ needs, Matching services

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

Labour market information (LMI)

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Micro and SMEs’ procedures

Improvement of micro and smes’ recruitment and human resource management practices, Identification of needed skills, Staff training/development

B.2.3 Practices related to skill mismatch reduction

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

Group counselling/guidance, Training (classroom)

Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch: labour mobility

Cross border/regional recruitment services

Sharing the cost of training and skills development

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B.3 Delivery method(s)

Delivery methods involved

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B.4 Contracting out

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

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B.5 Partnership

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SECTION C - Information about evaluation of the practice

When was the practice evaluated?

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Main findings of the evaluation

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C.1 Documentation of the evaluation

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D.1 - Evidence of results

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D.2 - Relevance

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D.3 - Availability of clear and adequate information

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D.4 - Impact

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D.5 - Innovation

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D.6 - Broad-based participation

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D.7 - Sustainability

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D.8 - Mainstreaming

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D.9 - European Added Value and Transferability

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D.10 - Additional comments

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