ETF: new episode of ‘Skills Factory’ highlighting how Rivne became Ukraine’s capital of sustainable wood
November 29, 2021

ETF: new episode of ‘Skills Factory’ highlighting how Rivne became Ukraine’s capital of sustainable wood


The European Training Foundation (ETF) has released a new episode of its podcast ‘Skills Factory, talks about skills and learning from Europe and beyond’.

In the episode ‘The value of partnerships in education: 1+1=3’, the ETF talk to Helene Overmeer, coordinator of international projects at HMC, school for wood, furniture, and interior professionals, in the Netherlands, and to Pirita Vuorinen, Senior Human Capital Development Expert and Coordinator for Engaging Enterprises in Skills Development, European Training Foundation.

Helene and Pirita have been working together on an international project boosting innovation in the wood sector. Their work focuses on smart specialisation, an approach which identifies and supports those areas in which a region is already really good. This is the case of Rivne, a region in Ukraine, that have developed an economy centred on woodworking. The experts explain how the Netherlands and Ukraine benefitted from this partnership.

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