Curricula Development on Climate Change Policy and Law Erasmus+Program
The inaugural meeting of the new Erasmus + Program entitled:
Curriculum Development in Climate Change Policy and Law,
took place online on March 23-24, 2021.
The project consortium consists of 10 partners from 3 different Asian and 3 different European countries:
HUE UNIVERSITY, HANOI LAW UNIVERSITY, SYMBIOSIS INTERNATIONAL,MARWADI UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY UTARA, INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY, COVENTRY UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA, EUROPEAN KNOWLEDGE SPOT and PEDMEDE.
Tackling the global problem of climate change is one of the most difficult and complex environmental issues while at the same time it touches on many aspects of international law and international diplomacy. The international community is trying to tackle the problem of global warming by promoting collective action and enforcing international rules.
In this context: the project’s main objective is the development, accreditation and pilot implementation of a new curriculum at postgraduate level (PGDIp) or alternatively as a postgraduate in Law (LL.M) in the field of climate change. At the same time, the new postgraduate program will support the modernization as well as the internationalization of higher education in Malaysia, India and Vietnam.
During the inaugural meeting, a series of presentations were made by the organizations participating in the consortium to implement the project objectives. In addition, during the meeting the partners had the opportunity to finalize the framework for cooperation and exchange views, focusing on the optimal achievement of the objectives of the European project.
Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training (KA202)
Project: “CDWaste-ManageVET”-Developing VET for addressing Construction and Demolition Waste Management skills needs, co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, KA202 – Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training
Scope and Objectives
CDWaste-ManageVET project objective is to promote VET for employees on construction sector by addressing modern training needs in accordance with EU priorities regarding current CDW management rules and circular economy. Through CDWaste-ManageVET project, a modern and innovative e-training VET program will be developed, based on Vocational Open Online Course (VOOC), tailored to labor market needs and targeted to bridge the skills gap and shortages in CDW Management by upskilling the existing workforce and equipping people in constructor sector with the necessary skills to effectively manage waste.
The Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change (OOSPC) project (2020-2022) REC Program
Time for Change: Evidence based research for new practice approaches
Grant Agreement Number – 881684 REC-AG-2019/REC-RDAP-GBV-AG-2019
“The Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change” (OSSPC) project is being implemented by The Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family, Cyprus, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom, Centro di Ascolto Uomini Maltrattanti Onlus, Italy, The Union of Women Associations of Heraklion Prefecture, Greece, European Knowledge Spot, Greece and Direcția de Asistență Socială și Medicală, Romania.
The project is co-funded by the European Union in the framework of The Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020).
One of the work packages of the project, Time for Change: Evidence based research for new practice approaches (WP 2), aims to map and comparatively analyse the current work with perpetrators in the participating countries; estimate the scale of the problem; provide a needs assessment and discover potential referral routes, suggesting relevant perpetrator programme for professionals in the form of non-criminal justice intervention. Within this work package, 5 country reports and a transnational report (comparative analysis) were elaborated.
The research involved 173 participants from Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Romania and the UK: focus groups with professionals working with DVA (20 groups), an online survey for survivors of DVA (95) and interviews with perpetrators who had accessed support (18). The key thematic areas which impact access and provision of perpetrator work were pointed out. They are related to the need for a coordinated community response, including cohesive localized referral pathways, adequate funding, training of frontline workers and publicity to help victims and perpetrators recognize abuse – in a way which reduces stigma yet holds perpetrators to account. Ultimately, this research found an enormous amount of good practice across the partner countries and evidence that effective service provision for perpetrators can inspire behavior change, harm reduction, and positive futures.
Based on the national research and comparative analysis, each partner has formulated a set of policy recommendations on domestic violence perpetrator intervention programmes, taking into consideration the specificities of their country and sent it to the national authorities/institutions in charge of these matters.