The EO4GEO project
An innovative strategy for skills development and capacity building in the EO/GI field
EO4GEO (January 2018 – June 2022) was an Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliance gathering 25 partners from 13 EU countries, most of which are part of the Copernicus Academy Network. Be they from academia, public or private sector, they are all active in the education and training fields of the space / geospatial sectors.
Technological progress and globalisation offer tremendous opportunities for innovation, job creation and growth. This also requires people to acquire new skills in order to drive and support change.
But which skills are they, and how can we build and shape the workforce of the future? This is where EO4GEO steps in.
EO4GEO aimed to bridge the skills gap between the supply and demand of education and training in the space/geospatial sectors, fostering the uptake and integration of space/geospatial data and services in a broad range of application domains.
EO4GEO worked in a multi and interdisciplinary way and apply innovative solutions for its education and training actions: case-based and collaborative learning scenarios; learning-while-doing in a living lab environment; on-the-job training and co-creation of knowledge, skills and competencies.
The project started on January 1st, 2018 and ended in June 2022, closely collaborating with DG DEFIS (Copernicus) and DG EMPLOYMENT to reach its strategic objectives.