To improve the adequacy of labour market, education and training in strategic sectors


Action Group 3 aims at improving the adequacy of the education and training sectors to address both the requests of the Alpine labour market and the challenges related to the green and digital transitions. It also seeks to improve the connection between workforce supply and demand. The action pursues the development of a common Alpine space of education and an Alpine-wide labour market.


In the upcoming years, Action Group 3 aims to pursue the following objectives:

  • Fostering dual systems in all EUSALP countries and strengthening their potential to address market needs.
  • Valuing soft skills in addition and as complementary to the technical and professional ones due to their importance in learning processes and the labour market. The aim is to study, experiment on and promote tools and processes that enable the development and formal recognition of soft skills in work-based learning (WBL) contexts. 
  • Improving the connection between youth and the Alpine labour market by making young people aware of their possibilities in terms of mountain businesses, traditional professions, green jobs and remote working/training opportunities. These activities aim to reduce depopulation trends in inner Alpine areas, support employers in finding work force, strengthen and promote vocational education in connection with job opportunities in the Alpine region.
  • Raising awareness on digital and remote opportunities of learning, training and working as a concrete solution to the abandonment of mountain areas, especially rural and internal areas.
  • Strengthening VET and HVET cooperation in the Alpine Region with the involvement of political representatives.


The creation of an Alpine-wide network of VET institutions can contribute to the achievement of the aforementioned objectives by facilitating the connection and exchanges across countries, enabling the mobility of students and teachers, broadening the network of companies involved in dual training experiences, and pooling courses and training modules that respond to the evolving dynamics of the Alpine and global economies. Attention will be paid to those sectors and value chains that are relevant throughout the entire Alpine arch, such as timber/forestry, agri-food and tourism, in order to foster their contribution to circular economy practices.




Giuliana Cristoforetti
Provincia autonoma di Trento



Mauro Casotto


Paola Garbari


Cristina Ioriatti

Group Members

Lucio Brignoli
Barbara Centis
Martine Chaligné
Darja Čot
Lionel Croissant
Giuseppe De Luca
Fulvio Fabris
Andrea Giacomelli
Olivier Gineste
Hannes Götsch
Maja Grašič
Cassiano Luminati
Floriana Mulazzi
Erika Napetschnig
Daniela Nöbauer
Brunella Reverberi
Isabelle Roux
Ursula Weingartner
Darko Mali
Slavica Cernosa
Lucio Brignoli
Thomas Keuten
Rakeb Tosio
Gabriella Mocolle


Rainer Steindler
Estelle Roger