Management and Technologies of Water , Waste Water, Waste and Circular Economy – WWW&CE

PROGRAMME Erasmus + Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Sector Skills Alliances, Duration 01-01-2019 – 31-12-2021

To continuously coordinate education and skills requirements, and address skills shortages in the environment sector higher education institutions, education and training providers, and economic chambers from 6 countries build up and establish an alliance for the sectors “Water, Wastewater, Waste and Circular Economy”. This alliance is then extended to 13 countries with 68 education and labour market actors and continues to perform its duties as a centre of competence “Eco Innovation” in the long term.

The partnership develops tools according to work-based learning principles that are piloted and evaluated:

  • a training programme for strong learners in the initial vocational training,
  • a program with six further vocational training courses,
  • a train the trainer programme,
  • an integration programme for the unemployed and
  • a bachelor’s degree programme with 4 modules.

These programmes teach sector-specific skills in both environmental technologies and management. Furthermore, in three countries with predominantly school-based vocational training, dual education systems are introduced in initial, continuing and higher education.

All qualifications will be transferred to 11 project and 68 associated partners from 13 countries, who receive implementation advice. Extensive dissemination activities are carried out for free use of project outcomes by all interested parties.

Experienced partners from Germany, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Denmark, Norway and Finland are on board:1 Hanse-Parlament (HP), Germany (Lead Partner)

2 Panevėžys Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts, Lithuania

3 Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania

4 Vilnius Builder Trainings Center, Lithuania

5 Hungarian Association of Craftsmen’s Corporations, Hungary

6 Kontiki Vocational Center, Hungary

7 Chamber of Craftmanship and Enterprise in Białystok, Poland

8 Białystok Foundation of Professional Training, Poland

9 Vocational Educational Centre South, Denmark

10 Nordic Forum of Crafts, Norway

11 Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Transfer partners: 50 chambers and 18 universities/colleges from 13 countries

Project results for everyone’s use are all information and materials of the developed tools and measures that will be published online on the project website as soon as these are available.