– Environmentally Conscious Smart Lighting

Challenge and Mission

Current professional discourse on lighting design portrays different approaches to the profession depending on academic background. As such, a holistic approach to lighting design is not achieved, but rather confined and not addressing interdisciplinarity, a must-have skill of the 21st century. As such, there is an imminent and growing need of lighting design skills that bring together lighting design and smart technologies, as well as skills that take into account ecological and human-centric issues on lighting systems in the connected world that we live in. The creation of an Environmentally Conscious Smart Lighting (ECOSLIGHT) Designers training program will actively enhance employability and improve career prospects of lighting.


Design new occupational job profiles for lighting design professionals. The occupational profiles will address current and future competences needs of the construction sector.

  • Map the identified occupational profiles to EQF, ESCO, ISCO-08 and NQFs of the participating countries.
  • Apply an outcome-based learning methodology to the design of the training modules, using EQAVET in the design and ECVET to facilitate recognition of learning and mobility.
  • Define the ECOSLIGHT curriculums to upskill construction-related professionals to environmentally conscious smart lighting designers, detaining digital, green, entrepreneurial and 21st-century competences.
  • Develop a modular VET curriculum (composed of a MOOC, e-learning modules, live training sessions and work-based learning) that can be adapted to national needs. Through its modular structure, the proposed curriculum can be re-used to meet the needs of lighting experts from various sectors not necessarily linked to the construction sector.
  • Invest on open technologies and training content
  • Promote quality assurance in the VET curriculum using EQAVET principles
  • Develop an integrated online platform to deliver the VET curricula and to stimulate sharing, exchange and flow of knowledge, experiences and best practices
  • Pilot the VET curriculum in 4 project countries
  • Promote, disseminate and exploit the results at national and European levels
  • Create overall a sustainable program that can be continued by the consortium even after the co-funding period has ended, with the support of the market.

Main Activities & Outputs

WP1: ECOSLIGHT Management

WP2: Identification of emerging roles and needs in the lighting-related construction sector

WP3: Design and development of training methodologies and contents

WP4: MOOC Implementation

WP5: ECOSLIGHT Specialization Course Implementation

WP6: Evaluation

WP7: Dissemination and Community Building

WP8: Quality assurance

Ref. n°: 612658-EPP-1-2019-1-EL-EPPKA2-SSA


  • Learners
  • Construction sector and lighting industry stakeholders (incl. associations)
  • VET providers
  • Policy makers and local stakeholders (e.g. municipalities)
  • General public


  • 3 years (36 months)
    Started Dec. 2019


  • Hellenic Open University (Greece)
  • National Technical University Of Athens – NTUA (Greece)
  • Techniko Epimelitirio Eladas (Greece)
  • European Grants International Academy Srl (Italy)
  • Link Campus University (Italy)
  • Forschungsverbund Berlin Ev (Germany)
  • European Lighting Cluster Alliance-ELCA (Italy)
  • Europaischer Verband Beruflicher Bildungstrager (EVBB) (Germany)
  • Bundesverband Der Trager Beruflicher Bildung Ev (Germany)
  • Universite Paul Sabatier Toulouse III (France)
  • ECQA (Austria)
  • Association Française de l’éclairage (France)


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