26 February 2024
Project ID

European Quality Qualifications for the Woodwork and Furniture Industry 
Project no: 591939-EPP1-2017-1-IT-EPPKA2-SSA
Project duration: 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2020
Project website: www.eqwood.org              
Mr. Nicolas Sangalli
Foro Buonaparte 65, I
20121 Milano, Italy 
phone: +38 02 80604 633
Funding: ERASMUS+ KA2 Sector Skills Alliances 

EQ-WOOD info materials

EQ-WOOD project brochure 

EQ-WOOD project poster

Project objectives

The EQ-WOOD project aims to contribute to the development of innovation capacity and competitiveness of the European wood and furniture industry, by designing and providing the curriculum of a new vocational profile, the Innovation Advisor. The Innovation Advisor will develop skills to manage innovation by combining green, digital and marketing skills. The project is based on a comprehensive analysis of the skills requirements already conducted by other European sectoral projects (FUNES, WOODUAL, IM-FUTURE).

The Innovation Advisor curriculum will be offered both as a Full Qualification, aimed primarily at young people, and as a set of independent learning modules aimed at the continuing professional development of workers. EQVWOOD exploits the innovative practices of Technical and Vocational Training through a combination of classroom learning and eLearning in an international context.

The proposed qualification is coherent with the EU instruments for mobility and transparency (EQF, EQAVET, ECVET), and validation and recognition are a crucial part of the project. The entire training offer is planned to be accredited, validated, presented and, if possible, transferred to the European Vocational and Educational Training systems. Furthermore, the project supports the development of a European Network for sectoral qualification and training in the wood and furniture industry, which will have the mission to design and provide new training courses and to update the sectoral qualifications most frequently subject to change, due to the evolution of technology and the market.

The project sees the participation of the most important associations of the wood and furniture industry, the European network of support centres for innovation in the  sector and Vocational and Education Training Bodies.

Project partners 

FederlegnoArredo - Federation of Woodworking and furniture industries, Italy 


Woodwise - Sectoral competence and Training Centre for the woodworking and furniture sector, Belgium


Magyar Bútor és Faipari Szövetség - Hungarian Association of Furniture and Woodworking, Hungary

AIDIMME - Metal-Processing, Furniture, Wood and Packaging Technology Institute, Spain


Innovawood asbl – European network for Research, Innovation, Education and Training, Belgium
CONFORM - Consulenza Formazione e Management S.c.a.r.l., Italy


BCWFI - Bulgarian Branch Chamber of Wood Working and Furniture Industry, Bulgaria


ITPIO - Institute for training of personnel in international organisations, Bulgaria

 CCIL - La Chambre de Commerce Italienne de Lyon, France

IPRA-MEDEF - Interprofession Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France



Kick-off meeting, 23-24 Jan 2018, Brussels  

Project presentation

Project presentation at the InnovaWood General Assembly, 8 July 2020, by Radmila Ustych, Uwe Kies (InnovaWood),  and Jeroen Doom (Woodwize)


Privacy Statement  |  Terms Of Use
Copyright 2008 by InnovaWood