"Apply green pedagogy: SDGs implementation by floristry"


This Erasmus+ VET strategic partnership project will support Erasmus+ Programme horizontal priority "Environmental and climate goals" and implementation of United Nation Program of Sustainable Development Goals initiated by United Nations in 2015. Project partners will exchange experiences in the field of floristry, horticulture, landscape design, green pedagogy and SDGs in VET.


The objectives of the project are:


1) to increase professional level of VET teachers, trainers and mentors;

2) to exchange good practices between different institutions working in VET with green pedagogy, SDGs and floristry;

3) to offer teaching materials for everyday work in floristry;

4) to support synergy and cross-sectoral cooperation in VET;

5) to develop international cooperation and dialogue.


The project will maximize participants vocational competencies and partners collaboration with a view to strengthen the dialogue between different types of organisations in order to improve the respective working skills and quality of training. It will make provision for the use of different learning instruments to engage professionals in the new aspects of Erasmus+ Programme.



There are three VET schools (from Slovakia, Czech Republic and Portugal), two grass-roots NGOs working in VET (from Estonia and France), network of VET schools EUROPEA Polska and SME (from UK) involved in this partnership. Partners have different experience in floristry sector and VET and will share them with other partners. The added value in term of European impact is the synergy between formal and non-formal education related to vocational education and training.


The main target group is this project consist of VET teachers, trainers and mentors (more than 20 participants). VET students and learners will participate in local and dissemination activities (more than 300). Associated partners and other stakeholders will be involved in dissemination activities with during face-to-face events and use of media and social media (more than 1000). Participants with fewer opportunities will be involved in this project.



This project will reinforce links between different stakeholders, promote innovative practices by supporting personalized learning approaches, collaborative learning and critical thinking, strategic use of Information and communication technologies (IT) and innovative learning methods. Participants will increase vocational competencies in floristry, reinforce creativity and innovation, cooperation with labour market and response to demands in floristry fields. Partners will organise four transnational and two short-term joint staff training events, local and dissemination activities with aim to exchange good practices, the best of them will be collected in the project E-Handbook. Different formal and non-formal methods will be used by participants (lectures, presentations, workshops, study visits, discussions, reflections, testing of materials, video making, etc.).


The framework of this project is focused on intangible results of vocational education and training for florist staff and educators who will be multipliers of gained competences for students/learners. By the end of the project, staff members, educators, students and learners of partners' organisations will become highly qualified professionals with international competencies - knowledge and skills in traditional and innovative floristry education. Participants will learn how floristry support implementation of SDGs.


As the main product and tangible result, project partners will create an E-Handbook "Flower compositions for different occasions" with good practices of flowers' decorations in own countries, flowers compositions for different occasions: Christmas, Easter, birthdays, funerals, weddings, interior design, memorial days, national holidays and special occasions.


Focus will be on local and European flowers. Among results generated by partners there will be study materials in vocational education and training. All these will be the main result of this project.


Project partners will raise awareness about Europe 2020 strategy, Erasmus+ Programme, SDGs and green pedagogy. The desired impact will go beyond the project lifetime and beyond this project partners organisations towards wider general audience. It will have an impact on integration of good practices on local, regional, national and international level.


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