Erasmus+ Skilled-up

Erasmus +, KA2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Sector Skills Alliances

Lot 2: SSA for Design and Delivery of Vocational Education and Training

Project name:

Skills for Baltic Wood Industry – European Quality in Vocational Education and Training/ Skilled-Up

Duration: 36 months, 01.11.2018 – 31.10.2021

The main aim of the project is to improve the skills of labour force for wood processing sector in Baltic states.


– Strengthen cooperation between VET institutions and industry representatives;

 – Improve quality of VET institutions by introducing WBL programme for internationally recognized qualification in line with EU quality instruments;

– Improving skills and providing strategy and instruments to address skills shortages in wood processing sector;

– Foster economic development and innovation of the sector by preparing specialists corresponding to labour market needs;

– Invest in understanding – digital technologies, mobility and zero-waste production are drivers of change.

Main results:

– WBL training program for EQF level 5 in wood processing sector, approbated in VET institutions and enterprises in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia;

– Guidelines for developing WBL training program and applying EQAVET indicators, multiplication at EU level;

– Established partnership – wood sector skills alliance in Baltic states and Germany – with potential of wider, long-term cooperation of VET providers, industry representatives and stakeholders.



Partner 1:  Deutsch-Baltische Handelskammer in Estland, Lettland, Litauen / German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania (AHK), Germany – coordinator of the project;

Partner 2:  Latvijas Kokapstrādes uzņēmēju un eksportētāju asociācija / Latvian Association of Woodprocessing Enterpreneurs and Export (LKUEA ), Latvia;

Partner 3:  Lietuvos medienos pramonės įmonių asociacija „Lietuvos mediena” / The Lithuanian Wood Working  Industry Association “Lietuvos mediena”, Lithuania;

Partner 4:  Furniture Cluster of South-East Estonia, Estonia;

Partner 5: Lehrinstitut Rosenheim; Germany;

Partner 6: Latvijas Lauksaimniecības universitāte / Latvia University of Agriculture, Latvia;

Partner 7: Kauno Kolegija, Lithuania;

Partner 8: Center of Competence for Wood Processing and Furniture Manufacturing (unit of Võru County Vocational Training Centre), Estonia;

Partner 9: AS Latvijas Finieris, Latvia.


Budget of the project (100% is financed by EU)

  • VKHK TSENTER (Center of Competence for Wood Processing and Furniture Manufacturing (unit of Võru County Vocational Training Centre)) 79 835 €
  • Kagu-Eesti Puiduklaster  (Furniture Cluster of South-East Estonia) 48 078 €


Project manager: Astrid Org


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