2 LU (à 45 min.)



Aim of Module 1

Module 1 is designed for self-learning to provide Career Guidance Practitioners with a collection of information on the topics of digital transformation and green jobs from an European perspective and is supplemented by an extensive collection of links and a bibliography, which serves as a kind of “reference book” that accompanies the practitioners through the entire CareerBot training. Our aim is to offer the practitioners as much background information as possible in order to prepare them optimally for the training with the CareerBot tool in the next modules.

Module 1 offers also exercises to help practitioners to apply what they have learned. Finally, practitioners will discover a checklist on learning outcomes, which they may use to evaluate what they have learnt for themselves.

Learning Units

The learners got a first insight of the current developments in the field of digitalisation and green jobs on European level, are able to do further research for their own countries and can apply this knowledge in their counselling sessions. Practitioners know where to find further sources and information on the themes of Digitalisation and Green Jobs and are equipped with a kind of “reference book” that accompanies them through the CareerBot training.

Learning Unit 1: Digitalisation in Europe: Opportunities, Challenges, and Impacts

  • Europe’s Digital Revolution?
  • Digitalisation – The European Way
  • 1. A Europe fit for the digital age
  • 2. The Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL)
  • 3. DIGITALEUROPE – A stronger Digital Europe
  • 4. Eurofound: Digitalisation
  • 5. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Challenges in Digitalisation for Europe
  • Policies and Frameworks – a selection
  • Exercise: Collect your reflections
  • Checklist: Your learning outcomes
Learning outcomes of the module

Learners gained a comprehensive understanding of digitalisation’s profound impact on Europe, from societal and economic transformations to governance and sustainability. They are equipped with insights into Europe’s global positioning, the challenges and opportunities digitalisation presents, and the EU’s ambitious digital strategy.

  • Impact of Digitalisation: Practitioners know how Digitalisation transforms European society, economy, and governance, reshaping how people live, work, and connect. It influences information access, business models, and data-driven governance
  • Global Positioning: Learners now understand that Europe’s strategic role in the global digital landscape is vital for competitiveness, innovation, and digital independence.
  • Challenges and Opportunities: Learners have explored the challenges associated with digitalisation, such as digital disparities and skills gaps. They have also identified the numerous opportunities it presents, including economic growth, enhanced productivity, and sustainability.
  • EU’s Digital Strategy: Learners are now familiar with the European Union’s ambitious digital strategy. This strategy encompasses goals like achieving digital sovereignty, setting independent standards, attaining carbon neutrality by 2050, ensuring online safety, promoting fair digital markets, strengthening tech competitiveness, enabling individual data control, harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence (AI), and establishing secure European data spaces.
  • Digitalisation and Economic Growth: Learners have recognized the profound link between digitalisation and economic growth. Digital technologies drive growth by increasing productivity, reducing operational costs, and fostering innovation across various industries.
  • Digitalisation for Sustainability: Learners understand the role of digitalisation in advancing sustainability in Europe. It achieves this by transforming business models, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, supporting clean and sustainable energy sources, and enhancing resource management. This aligns with the objectives of the European Green Deal.

Learning Unit 2: Green Jobs in Europe: New Demands and Opportunities

  • The Green Economy in Europe
  • A European Green Deal
  • Future Skill Needs for Green Jobs
  • Skills required for green jobs – chances for young people
  • How are European countries addressing the skills gap for green jobs among young people with low education?
  • Exercise: Green Jobs Initiatives in your country
  • Checklist: Your Learning Outcomes
Learning outcomes of the module

By achieving these learning outcomes, participants will acquire a first insight in the green economy, EU green initiatives, and the role of green jobs in Europe’s sustainable future. They will also better understand the skill requirements and initiatives aimed at bridging the skills gap in the context of green employment.

  • Understanding the Green Economy: Gain an in-depth understanding of Europe’s role in the green economy and key initiatives like the European Green Deal, Circular Economy Action Plan, and Sustainable Finance Action Plan.
  • EU’s Green Initiatives: Explore EU initiatives driving the green economy, such as the European Green Deal’s climate goals, circular economy targets, and investments in sustainable tech.
  • Benefits of the European Green Deal: Discover the advantages of the European Green Deal, including improved environment, energy-efficient buildings, sustainable transport, and job creation.
  • Green Jobs in the Green Economy: Explore the significance of green jobs in energy, resource efficiency, and environmental protection, and their role in sustainable growth.
  • Future Skill Needs for Green Jobs: Examine skill requirements for green jobs, including technical, soft, and digital skills needed in renewable energy, circular economy, and more.
  • Addressing the Skills Gap: Learn how Europe tackles green job skill gaps, with a focus on initiatives like the Green Jobs for Youth Pact and educational efforts for young people.

Resources – Learning materials provided

Learning Unit 1: Digitalisation in Europe: Opportunities, Challenges, and Impacts
  • M1-LU1-01 – Digital Transformation (ppt Module 1, LU1)
  • M1-LU1-02 – Digital Transformation (Word File Module 1, LU1)
Learning Unit 2: Green Jobs in Europe: New Demands and Opportunities
  • M1-LU2-01 – Green Jobs (ppt Module 1, LU2)
  • M1-LU2-02 – Green Jobs (Word File Module 1, LU2)