GreenVETers: Embedding "citizen deliberation" and "deliberative democracy" for sustainable development into the official VET curricula”

Funding Source

European Commission, Erasmus+ Dutch National Agency


Erasmus+ Key Action 2, VET sector


April 2022-March 2024 (24 months)


Professional training,
Citizen science,
Civic engagement,
Open access resource,

Open course




The Green VETers project aims to embed the democratic principles of citizen deliberation (CD) and deliberative democracy within vocational education and training (VET). The project sees democratic principles as fundamental elements to ensure participatory climate action for achieving the Green Deal’s objectives. GreenVETers will create pedagogical materials and online courses for Engineering and Agriculture VET students to enhance citizen deliberation within vocation-specific courses that address issues related to climate change and sustainability.


VET schools are often excluded from citizen engagement activities for achieving the EU Green Deal’s aims, with little or no attention devoted to transforming VET curricula to provide ‘greener’ skills to VET trainers. The project’s innovative open educational resources and activities will achieve these aims within and beyond Europe.


Key project outcomes


● The Handbook on the Green Deal and Citizen Deliberation.
● The Pedagogical Guide: ‘Citizen engagement and deliberative democracy for climate action in VET schools’.
●The Online Training Course on Citizen Deliberation and the Green Deal for VET educators in Agriculture & Engineering.


● PROWORK (NL), coordinator
● The Polish Farm Advisory and Training Centre (PL)
● CEPROF, Centros Escolares de Ensino (PT)
● Citizens in Power (CY)
● Web2Learn (GR)