For over thirty years, the “European Capital of Culture” initiative has aimed to promote the contribution of culture to urban development. Matera, the capital of Italy’s Basilicata region, was chosen as European Capital of Culture for 2019. Within this context, an advanced learning project called “Green Jobs – Matera 2019” was created to support the development not only of the city, but also of the surrounding territory. The goal was to stimulate circular economy growth through education and training activities aimed at young people, businesses and public administration.  Featured among the over 150 cultural events organised for the Capital of Culture initiative, there was a cycle of advanced training courses and seminars dedicated to spreading knowledge and cultural p...