What are the training needs and challenges in the Green Care sector?

Through a Stakeholder Analysis and Training Needs Assessment (TNA), Green4C team collected stakeholder responses to better understand internal training needs and external challenges for the enhancement of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Green Care sector.

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The Green4C project aims to organise diverse activities such as an online training course, a business innovation challenge, a specialisation school and Green4C hackathons. Understanding the training needs of different stakeholders and the challenges that the initiatives in this sector face, represents the first stepping stone. The “Green4C stakeholder analysis and Training Needs Assessment (TNA)” report is a first attempt at portraying the complex picture of social innovation and entrepreneurship activities, and of relevant training opportunities currently available in the Green Care sector more generally.

The report is the result of a) a stakeholder analysis carried out to identify all possible key actors that could be interested and targeted within the project (alliance and training) and b) the TNA survey launched at EU and global level in May/June 2020. The survey distributed throughout the partnership network by means of an online questionnaire collected more than 200 responses from 49 countries. It aims to gain a better understanding of the level of entrepreneurship and innovation education in Green Care within forestry and environmental educational offer in Europe and Canada.

The results aim to highlight existing skill gaps and emphasize areas for potential improvements to training needs in the field of social entrepreneurship and innovation connected with Green Care. Find out more about Green4C TNA results!

About the project

The Green4C project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, is a three-year long project whose overarching aim is increasing Europe’s innovation capacity among universities and businesses to promote green and natural approaches to health and social care.

Green4C is promoted by the University of Padua and Etifor in partnership with Elevate Health, the Universitatea Transilvania din Brașov, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Meath Partnership, Bundesforschungszentrum für Wald, the European Forest Institute, Wageningen University and Research, Forest Design, The University of British Columbia, The University College Dublin. Discover more about our the project on greenforcare.eu