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Factsheet for measure EE-2022-27/2918 – measures in Estonia
|Country||Estonia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 30 June 2022 – 30 June 2026|
|Context||COVID-19, Green Transition|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
|Author||Ingel Kadarik (Praxis Center for Policy Studies) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||16 September 2022 (updated 21 September 2022)|
In order to support the green transition and corresponding developments in companies, it is necessary to provide green-specific skills to (future) workforce. Making use of the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility, current skill-development opportunities are updated and new modules are added.
The minister of education and research signed the directive 'Establishing the conditions for the grant to implement the investment 1 'Green skills to support the green transition of companies' of the Recovery and Resilience Fund Reform 'Enterprises' Green Transition'' on 30 June 2022.
The purpose of the measure is to create flexible learning opportunities in order to implement the green transition in companies.
As part of the measure, the following will be carried out:
The study areas covered must be connected to green transition in higher education institutions and vocational education institutions (for example, transport, energy, construction, chemical sector, etc.). Green skills are defined as skills needed in jobs that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving energy and resource efficiency and include the wider adoption of circular economy principles.
The implementation of the measure will be completed by 30 June 2026. The budget is €15 million.
No information available.
|Applies to all workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Direct consultation outside a formal body|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The business associations have been consulted when designing the measure. The involvement of trade unions is unknown. Social partners are involved in the implementation of the measure due to the peak-level social partners being the member of the Qualifications Authority’s tripartite council. The Qualifications Authority is responsible for developing the professional standards. The professional standards are developed in a tripartite manner (sectoral business associations and trade unions are members of the committees).
No information available.
This case is sector-specific
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|A - Agriculture, Forestry And Fishing||A1 Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities|
|A2 Forestry and logging|
|A3 Fishing and aquaculture|
|C - Manufacturing||C10 Manufacture of food products|
|C13 Manufacture of textiles|
|C14 Manufacture of wearing apparel|
|C15 Manufacture of leather and related products|
|C16 Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials|
|C17 Manufacture of paper and paper products|
|C20 Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products|
|C22 Manufacture of rubber and plastic products|
|D - Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply||D35 Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply|
|E - Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management And Remediation Activities||E37 Sewerage|
|E38 Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery|
|E39 Remediation activities and other waste management services|
|F - Construction||F41 Construction of buildings|
|F42 Civil engineering|
|F43 Specialised construction activities|
|H - Transportation And Storage||H49 Land transport and transport via pipelines|
|H50 Water transport|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2022), Green skills to support the green transition of enterprises, measure EE-2022-27/2918 (measures in Estonia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/EE-2022-27_2918.html
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