List of cross linked projects made by smenergy's partners
SMEs make up over 99% of all businesses and account for approximately 13% of global final energy consumption, meaning that their contribution to the energy efficiency improvement targets of European Union is crucial. It has been found that energy efficiency is not a high priority for SMEs due to high investment costs, lack of profitability, lack of awareness and lack in time and resources to work. There are many case studies of successful implementation of measures reducing the energy footprint of SMEs from different sectors showing that the barriers to energy efficiency improvement could be overcome. Additionally, there are several measures related to heating, cooling, lighting, production equipment, process design and energy supply that could be implemented to reduce the energy footprint of businesses. Many of these measures are simple, require zero or low capital cost and would have other benefits, such as personnel satisfaction and productivity improvement. However, there are step changes related to processes design and energy supply that could be implemented, resulting to significant energy and carbon footprint reduction. These changes require considerable investments from the SMEs, but they have relatively small payback period due to the energy and cost savings.
AGILITe – Developing Digital And Entrepreneurial Competences Of Vet Trainers To Support Agile Entrepreneurship Training
Project Ref. №: 2020-1-IE01-KA226-VET-082937
Project Website: www.agilite-project.eu/
Project Description: Addresses three main objectives: (1) building the digital competences of VET tutors; (2) building the entrepreneurial spirit of VET tutors; (3) building an understanding of the European Green Deal and the new business opportunities it offers. AGILITe will develop a continuous professional development training program that simultaneously addresses DigCompEdu, EntreComp, and The European Green Deal.
BLAST – Fostering Youth Social Inclusion through Blockchain for Sustainability
Project Ref. №: 2020-3-IE01-KA205-082899
Project Website: www.blast-euproject.com
Project Description: BLAST! project aims at contributing to quality and innovation in Youth work by seizing the potential brought about by Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) to act upon environmental issues that can be solved with the support of these emerging technologies.
The main objective of BLAST! is to foster social inclusion of young people at risk of marginalization by means of a fun and engaging non-formal learning programme for an EQF level. The course will be complemented with video-based digital learning through digital stelling to enhance youth engagement on the Sustainable Revolution. It will focus on the areas of climate change, natural disasters, biodiversity loss, ocean health deterioration, air pollution and water scarcity.
CDWASTE - DEVELOPING VET FOR ADDRESSING CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE MANAGEMENT SKILLS NEEDS
Project Ref. №: 2019-1-FR01-KA202-062962
Project Website: www.cdwaste-managevet.com
Project Description: VET programme development with WBL component that meets the training needs of Waste Managers and CDW Managers, related to the treatment of CDW as a potential source of raw material to be exploited (recovery, reuse, recycling).
ECF4CLIM - A EUROPEAN COMPETENCE FRAMEWORK FOR A LOW CARBON ECONOMY AND SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH EDUCATION
Project Ref. №: Grant agreement No. 101036505
Programme: HORIZON 2020
Project Website: www.ecf4clim.net
Project Description: ECF4CLIM develops, tests and validates a European Competence Framework (ECF) for transformational change, which will empower the educational communities to take action against climate change and towards a sustainable development.
The scope of the activities will include the levels of the educational system from primary schools to universities.
The long term will be given particular attention in view of the long time that often it takes for policy and educational measures to produce their impacts.
GREEN-4-FUTURE - GREENING THE ENTRECOMP FRAMEWORK TO RECONCILE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY
Project Ref. №: 2020-1-DE02-KA202-007429
Project Website: www.green4future.eu
Project Description: Green-4-Future project aims to greening the EntreComp Framework, while promoting robust business models for circular economy businesses within the VET sector. To do so, the project will develop a training programme to upskill VET tutors in green entrepreneurship education and Business Modeling courses for entrepreneurs who wish to develop and/or greening their businesses.
SPIRE-SAIS - Skills Alliance for Industrial Symbiosis - A Cross-Sectoral Blueprint for a Sustainable Process Industry (SPIRE-SAIS)
Project Ref. №: 612429-EPP-1-2019-1-DE-EPPKA2-SSA-B
Project Website: www.aspire2050.eu/sais
Project Description: Aims to develop an industry driven and pro-active skills strategy focusing on industrial -urban symbiosis and energy efficiency across the eight sectors of SPIRE (chemicals, steel, engineering, non-ferrous metals, minerals, water, cement, ceramics).
Anticipating new skills demands and allowing pro-active practical activities meeting the future requirements of Energy Intensive Industries.
SUSTAIN-CE - INTEGRATION OF SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY CONCEPTS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING CURRICULA
Project Ref. №: 2020-1-TR01-KA203-093522
Project Website: https://sustain-ce.yasar.edu.tr/
Project Description: SUSTAIN-CE project will enrich the Civil Engineering undergraduate programs’ curricula by incorporating in them Sustainable Design (SD) and Circular Economy (CE) concepts. This will ensure that graduates can apply these concepts in the development and implementation of civil engineering projects.