Public Launch of the European Project: HABITABLE

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The HABITABLE project - Alliance of Centres of Excellence in Vocational Training for Sustainable Habitat, financed by the Erasmus+ Program, which has Clúster Hábitat Eficiente (AEICE - Spain) as its lead promoter and a consortium of 19 partner entities from 6 countries (Austria, Spain, Georgia, Greece, Moldova and Portugal), aims to respond to the challenges and needs that the different Habitat sectors are currently experiencing, for example, in terms of a shortage of qualified manpower.
During the 9th and 10th of October, the HABITABLE project team, of which the Sustainable Habitat Cluster is a partner, was in Valladolid (Spain), where the public launch of the project took place. 
On October 9th, the project partners held their first in-person meeting, the “1st Transnational Partners Meeting”. The meeting began with an introductory note about the project, with the discussion of the objectives and scheduled tasks, as well as the goals and next actions to be taken.
The following day, October 10th, at the headquarters of AEICE Cluster, the first event of the HABITABLE project took place, entitled “Un hábitat capaz": Retos de la Formación Profesional en el sector del Hábitat”.
At this event, which was attended by the project partners and other stakeholders relevant to the sector, the opening session was carried out by Cluster AEICE, and the general presentation of the project by INFODEF.
The event then provided a dynamic discussion panel, in which participants were divided into different thematic debate tables, with the aim of discussing the main challenges presented by the Digital Transition, the Ecological Pact and other related issues, such as the shortage of qualified manpower in the Habitat sectors and the characteristics of Vocational Education and Training Centers in the different countries involved.
After this panel, the current state of the job market and the actions designed to mitigate the impact of the Digital Transition were presented, and a successful case of labor inclusion was also identified. Subsequently, the new work skills required by the Habitat sectors and the current training offer were also addressed.
After these presentations, the Instituto de la Construcción de Castilla y León (ICCL) held a dynamic and interactive session based on questions to the public, with the aim of receiving feedback in real time, regarding the issues discussed during the event.
The closing of the event was carried out by the General Director of Professional Training and Special Regime of the Consejería de Educación de La Junta de Castilla y León, which was followed by a final moment of networking between the entities present.