ACE-EX and Chemskills: new projects approved!

ACE-EX and Chemskills: new projects approved!

Great news on our projects! 

ACE-EX and Chemskills have been officially successfully evaluated!

The two projects align with our commitments within the Year of Skills and to work on twin transitions. We are looking forward to playing our part in cross border projects and skills development, especially in the wider context of the green and digital transition. We believe that a more sustainable chemical sector can be a game changer in agriculture, circular economy, plastic recycling and a lot more. 

The two projects aim to:

ACE-EX project aims to create a multidisciplinary profession: the “EXpert at applying Circular Economy processes in Agriculture”. It will support the agriculture sector (focusing on wine, oil and cereals) in the transition to the circular economy; upskill professionals working in the sector in the reuse of agricultural waste and surplus; and support workers in developing professional skills that enhance individuals employability and are highly beneficial for agricultural firms, and a lot more. 

ACE-EX involves 19 consortium members from 9 EU countries, representing more than 200.000 agriculture firms Europe Wide.

Chemskills aims  to enable the green and digital skills transformation of the chemical industry, its goal is to respond to the challenges posed by the green and digital transition and to identify and develop green and digital skills, in addition to skills to produce “safe and sustainable chemicals by design” within the low-carbon energy intensive ecosystem. 

The project will cover several sub-sectors of the chemical industry, from plastics to fertilizers to pharmaceuticals. Moreover, it will map the already existing skills and develop emerging occupational profiles and related qualifications covering upper and postsecondary VET levels (EQF levels 3 to 5) and tertiary levels (EQF levels 6 to 8). 

The project will bring together stakeholders to jointly implement strategies to address skills gaps in the above mentioned sub-sectors. The key stakeholders include social partners, business representations, research institutes, education and training providers, universities and public authorities, amongst others.