The sustainable challenge

The international community has a crucial challenge to meet by following the UN’s 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform the way we live and do business and change the course of the environmental, social, and economic problems of our time. The private sector is an essential part of these solutions and SMEs, which represent 99.8% of business in Europe, are a key part of this sustainable change but often lack the tools and knowledge to make it happen.

The SME Green Skills HUB solution

SME Green Skills HUB is an Erasmus+ project aimed at assisting and guiding Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals by fostering green sectorial skills through innovative and new generation training methods using gamification and workplace learning pedagogies with the guidance of VET teachers, trainers, and mentors. SMEs will experience sustainable change as a result of this, moving from transactional to transformational partnerships, exploring new methods and approaches to measuring impact or finding meaningful ways to collaborate with local communities.

The training resources

SME Green Skills HUB provides companies and educators with a compendium of innovative new generation tools to make the leap to sustainable development. Firstly, we designed the European Competence Framework so that VET teachers, trainers and mentors working with the staff of these companies have a common approach on objectives and methodologies when it comes to implementing the SDGs in SMEs. Innovative training modules and open online professional courses are available for all stakeholders on our Virtual Campus. With our SME Green Skills HUB Mobile Assessment App, companies and trainers will find a practical and innovative tool to assess competences on SDG implementation in SMEs. Finally, our Guidelines offer key tips and lessons learned for the implementation of the SDGs in SMEs to promote transparency and recognition of competences.

Who is SME Green Skills HUB for?


Vocational Education and Training teachers, trainers and mentors that work with the staff of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises


Managers and staff of European small and medium-sized enterprises that want to sign up to the Sustainable Development Goals to transform their current way of doing business towards a more sustainable world.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission, through the ERASMUS+ programme. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Project Number: 2020-1-ES01_KA202-083065