“TEACH4SD is driven by the desire to create better futures, narratives, and discourses, not only for the people involved, but for our future generations. It’s a meaningful agenda to work with.


Through the creation of five regional Centers of Vocational Excellence, we address the specific needs and challenges of key occupational fields in the European labor market, including health, trade, fashion & textiles, construction, and entrepreneurship.

VIA University College, Denmark: Centre of Vocational Excellence within ESD of Healthcare

VIA University College (VIA) develops and provides a variety of accredited educational programs. VIA consist of eight campuses, all located in the Central Denmark Region. Across six main professional fields (Education and Social Studies; Health; Business; Design; Film and Animation; and Technology and Construction) and eleven departments, we provide more than forty educational programs for well over 18,500 full-time students.


Odisee, Belgium: Centre of Vocational Excellence within ESD of Trade

Odisee provides higher education by way of professional bachelor and vocational programs. Odisee is a University of Applied Sciences that comprises six campuses in Aalst, Brussels, Dilbeek, Schaerbeek, Ghent and Sint-Niklaas, respectively. These are dynamic centers of education, research and social services, located at the heart of Belgium. Odisee is one of Flanders’ largest Universities within Applied Sciences, enrolling more than 10,000 students each year.
National partners: YNTRA Midden-Vlaaderen Group, CEOs4Climate.

ELISAVA, Spain: Centre of Vocational Excellence within ESD of Fashion and Textiles

ELISAVA awards graduate degrees in Design and Design Engineering as well as academic and professional master’s programs within the areas of product design, strategy, innovation and management, and Interaction and Advanced Technologies. ELISAVA constitutes a network of students, alumni, researchers, industry, organizations, and cultural design stakeholders. They train over 2,000 students per year and boasts 11.000 m2 of facilities, including 5 experimentation labs. Their expertise are focused on a social, human, and cultural perspective on design and engineering.

National partners: Eurecat, Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona.

Saxion, The Netherlands: Centre of Vocational Excellence within ESD of Entrepreneurshi

With close to 27,000 students, Saxion is one of Netherland’s largest higher education institutions. In 1998, a merger of two educational institutions, the Hogeschool Enschede and Hogeschool IJselland, paved the way for Saxion University in its present form. This merger enabled Saxion to augment its strong position among the higher education institutions in the Netherlands; and since then, Saxion University has come to be recognized as an important center of expertise at a regional, national, and international level.
National Partners: ROC van Twente, Novel-T.

TUIASI, Romania: Centre of Vocational Excellence within ESD of Construction

The “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Lasi, Romania (TUIASI) is a prestigious Romanian university, classified as a university for advanced research and education by the Romanian Ministry of Education & Research. TUIASI is North-Eastern Romania’s leading higher education institution within the technical educational field. The University has a total of 13,546 students. The university provides nine academic programs, exclusively taught in English, within the fields of Civil Engineering, Electronics, Industrial Design, Environmental Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Telecommunications and Web Technologies.

National partners: Gheorghe Asachi” Technical College Iasi, Chamber of Commerce and Industry.