Training future eco-professionals


CREA - Confederación de Empresarios de Aragón, Zaragoza, SPAIN


Green economy

Contact details of the main implementing body

Name of the organisation, original language

San Jorge University

Name of the organisation, English translation

Universidad de San Jorge


Name of the practice, original language

Formando a los futuros eco-profesionales



Description of the practice

The Master Degree in Environmental Management Company train qualified professionals capable of identifying and assessing different environmental problems in companies. The Master provides a full practical approach, so students gain suitable skills to adapt them to companies´ needs.

Policy context

After some years where companies evaluated the need of implementing environmental strategies, nowadays they recognise that these strategies are basic for their own development. Also, its implementation helps them to benefit from plenty of business opportunities, which help them to be more eco and energy efficient and also competitive at the business market.

Labour market context

Graduates from different disciplines may be involved in the environmental management in their companies. Companies need professionals with a solid training on environmental management.


The Master Degree in Environmental Management Company combines lessons, company visits, company internships and the final project, with a very practical approach.

Management and operation

There is a total of 69 professors involved in the Master Degree. The master is managed by a director (Ms. Natalia Loste) and has the support of the administrative staff of the university.

Target groups/beneficiaries

Recent graduates in science and engineering as well as graduate students from other careers with an environmental content who want to start a professional trajectory in the field of environment research. Also young professionals that would like to complete their knowledge and skills.

Start date

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End date (actual or planned)

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Gender dimension

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Products involved in or resulting from the practice

The products involved are the lessons themselves and the final project. Besides the company internships could be also considered as a final product.

Outcomes of the practice (planned/expected and actual)

Students scored the master with a 7,8 (from 10) and the teaching staff with a 8,2 (from 10).

Regarding labour insertion, last data obtained (academic year 2010-2011) stated that 63,2% of the students found a job.

Source of funding

Other sources, please specify

Students fees

Main responsible body, type

University/Research centre

Role of implementing body

San Jorge University is the body responsible of the design, implementation and development of the Master Degree in Environmental Management Company.

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

Business sector is involved to implement students internships.

Evaluation - Was the practice evaluated?

Yes, internal evaluation


Target group(s)

Employers, People seeking training


All employers


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People seeking training

Employees, 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

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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

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B.2.3 Practices related to skill mismatch reduction

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

Training (classroom), Training (work-based, including apprenticeship)

Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch: labour mobility

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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…

Not at all

Type of subcontractor(s)


B.5 Partnership

Type of partners involved in implementation of the practice


SECTION C - Information about evaluation of the practice

When was the practice evaluated?

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Type of organisation carrying out the evaluation

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Details of the organisation responsible for carrying out the evaluation

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

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Name of the organisation, English translation

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E mail

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Web page

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Overall evaluation methodology/methodology

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Indicators in the evaluation

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Main findings of the evaluation

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Change in practice following evaluation

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C.1 Documentation of the evaluation

Type of documentation

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Monitoring evidence

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D.1 - Evidence of results

Detailed information and data about the practice coming from the evaluation/monitoring process is available, Supporting materials are available

D.2 - Relevance

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

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D.6 - Broad-based participation

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D.7 - Sustainability

The practice leads to lasting changes in the way of working and strategic planning in the long term., Resources are/can be made (cross out that which does not apply) available for continuation of the practice.

D.8 - Mainstreaming

The practice or elements therein were/can be (cross out that which does not apply) mainstreamed into the day-to-day operations of the implementing body, The practice or elements therein were/can be (cross out that which does not apply) adopted by other stakeholders, The practice or elements therein were/can be (cross out that which does not apply) adopted by actors located in similar areas, The results of the practice were disseminated to policy makers, NGOs, enterprises, civil society, etc.

D.9 - European Added Value and Transferability

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., The practice includes an evaluation of the practice itself., The practice involves the various people that have taken part in the activities in the evaluation phase.

D.10 - Additional comments

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