Lifelong learning to meet the new professional challenges of the 21st century

The CENTRINNO School comprises all CENTRINNO cities' training activities focusing on lifelong learning to create a better fit between vocational and post-vocational training, and the needs of an inclusive and sustainable economy in the 21st century. It supports pilot cities to fill the gap between formal and informal learning, as well as between existing and upcoming skills and jobs. The strategy and implementation of CENTRINNO School is progressively built hand-in-hand with pilot cities to:

  1. Redefine and re-establish the value of being a craftsman

  2. Ensure a better fit for vocational and post-vocational training with the needs of economy

  3. Foster innovation by introducing digital technologies in artisanal processes and creative industries, based on previous experiences by Fab Labs and makerspaces

The CENTRINNO School doesn't use a specific platform or resource to support pilot cities activities on vocational training. Each city uses its own approach, all supported by Onl'fait, the project partner who will foster exchange and crosspollination across cities. The CENTRINNO School Roadmap (only accessible to project partners) provides a documentation framework to understand, share and learn the progress on educational activities developed in each of the CENTRINNO nine pilot cities. It comprises six aspects to reflect upon, namely: scoping training activities, mapping local stakeholders connected to them, identifying where they take place, defining how they are implemented, assessing their impact, and exploring how to disseminate and further exploit them in other cities.

Besides the roadmap, cities in CENTRINNO have been clustered in three groups to facilitate exchanges and collaborations across geographies. Each group has a different approach to training programs, based on their target audience and the partners involved.

Adults & Professional Lifelong EducationVocational & Formal EducationCommunity & Informal Education










Within these clusters and using the CENTRINNO School roadmap, pilot cities have implemented different types of training activities, from hackathons based on design thinking to foster collaborations between students and companies to informal training programs on the combination of traditional crafts and cutting edge technologies. In the link below, you may have a look at the description of a hackathon implemented in Barcelona:

The CENTRINNO School doesn't use its own specific platform and it is neither reported in a specific deliverable to support pilot cities activities on vocational training. Nevertheless, all tools, approaches and frameworks developed for the CENTRINNO School are included in the Fab City Hub Toolkit, under the step "build my Fab City Hub as learning ecosystem".

Within the framework, the CENTRINNO School is a key platform to enable all practices potentially connected to vocational training aspects, from mapping the knowledge and knowledge gaps of the local ecosystem, to co-creating a community of practice around education, and implementing FCH training programs, fostering cross-sectorial and cross-stakeholder collaborative innovation spaces.

The CENTRINNO School blueprint is available here:

A dedicated chapter in the CENTRINNO Handbook has been dedicated to Learning Ecosystem and the CENTRINNO's School

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