CDWaste-ManageVET (2019-2022) Erasmus+ Program


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

Identification of the project: 2019-1-FR01-KA202-062962

Duration: 28 months (Oct 2019- Jan 2022)

Budget: 332.212,00 €.

Coordinator of the project: Office de l’ environment de la Corse (OEC), Regional Public body from France


  • IQS, INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE, Research Institute/Centre from Portugal
  • UPB, UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI, Higher education institution (tertiary level) from Romania
  • PEDMEDE, Panhellenic Association of Engineers Contractors of Public Works, Association/Social partner from Greece
  • EKS, European Knowledge Spot, Non-governmental organisation/association from Greece


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.

Additional objectives that project anticipates meeting are namely the following:

  • To enhance opportunities for integration into labor market and create the conditions for developing human capital capacity and career opportunities, through integrating free accessible VET.
  • To strengthen the participation of representatives of education and training providers, as well as construction sector stakeholders exchange information and good practices in order to draw recommendations on the evolution of such skills and jobs.
  • To empower cooperation between educational institutions and business, as a result of combining theoretical & practical training.

Participants in the project will be directly or indirectly benefited from its activities and outputs. Namely, min 90 VET learners will develop sector-specific skills that will respond to the evolving changes due to the challenges of a circular economy, among them 30 VET trainees will be benefited through their participation in a small scale internship/ mentorship programme and min 18 VET providers will enhance new training programs by integrating project outputs.



The main tangible results of the project include:

  • Industry Driven Analysis and Best Practice handbook/
  • CDW Management VET curricula (CDWaste-ManageVET curricula) with a stimulated WBL component
  • CDWaste on-line training platform
  • Report on final training program


CD Waste-ManageVET project activities and Intellectual Outputs will have a desired Impact on both direct and indirect target groups, including increased career opportunities for the construction employees and their better integration in a greener, evolving labor market will be achieved. There will also be created a positive image of local enterprises who promote sustainable CD waste management and there will be raised awareness about innovative learning tools.

At national level, good regional practices will be spread and applied and there will be increased number of trainers professionally equipped with transferable didactic concepts.

At EU level, better cooperation between the regions concerning participative learning projects will be achieved, better contacts and synergies will be created between the partner regions and capacity of professionalism of VET providers, trainers and educational sector will be increased. Last but not least, increased cooperation among representatives of education and training providers on one hand and construction sector stakeholders on the other will create a very positive impact.


Target groups to be addressed

CDWaste-ManageVET addresses to the following target group categories:

  • Employees in construction sector. They are going to be affected directly, since they will develop skills and competences that respond to the growing needs for qualifications in the area of CDWM and circular economy. Consequently, new business opportunities will be unlocked, they will ensure better opportunities either for labor market integration or for guarantying better working conditions. At least 90 VET learners will develop their CDWM skills and among them, 30 VET trainees will be selected and benefited through their participation in a small-scale internship/mentorship programme.
  • VET providers, trainers, Higher Education Institutions and the broader educational sector. They will incorporate in their capacity a contemporary CDWM VOOC that will integrate innovative digital training tools and efficient ways of delivering VET, combining WBL. At least 18 VET providers (3 VET providers per partner country) will enhance new training programs by integrating project outputs.
  • Stakeholders, associations in the construction sector, SMEs, the waste management and recycling industry, youth organisations active in environmental issues, as well as policy makers. They will enhance their capacity building by exchanging information and good practices in order to draw recommendations on the evolution of skills and jobs regarding the efficient management of CDW and to help constructive sector become more competitive, resource efficient and sustainable. Moreover, social dialogue will be strengthened & a network will be built in order to improve the exchange of information on these needs, including the construction sector’s readiness to adopt resource-efficiency practices, as well as the ability of education systems & especially VET providers to meet these needs.
  • The project’s partnership. They will develop their capacity building and strengthen their networks in the fields and topics encountered through the project.

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The Launch of “ The Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change” (OOSPC) project

Ever since domestic violence has gained prominence on the EU social policy agenda, the focus of interventions has been on women victims and on children securing their safety through removing them from a harmful environment. Far less attention has been given to domestic violence perpetrators, despite research showing many of them repeat their violence in future relationships… Perpetrator programmes play a crucial role in breaking the cycle of violence and re-offending. However, although such programmes remain a crucial part of victim safety and coordinated community responses, they have received less support and less attention by scholars than other parts of the domestic violence system. Most abusive men will not change their behavior without outside, structured, mandatory intervention and women and children will still be in danger if action is not taken regarding this side of the story: The Perpetrators


“The Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change” (OOSPC) project was launched on May 1st, 2020 and will be implemented by:  The Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family – APHVF, Cyprus as Coordinator and its partners, Bournemouth University (BU)- United Kingdom, Centro di Ascolto Uomini Maltrattanti Onlus- CAM, Italy, The Union of Women Associations -UWAH, Greece, European Knowledge Spot, Greece and Direcția de Asistență Socială și Medicală din Cluj-Napoca-DASM.


The aim of the OSSPC project is to prevent further domestic violence and change violent behavioral patterns by increasing the capacity of frontline workers that will further teach perpetrators of domestic violence to adopt non-violent behavior in interpersonal relationships and understand the impact of domestic violence on the them, their family and community.


The specific objectives of the OSSPC project,  are to:

  • Facilitate national agencies and/or community-based organizations in formulating or re–formulating action plans for better and more effective response to domestic violence through the provision of evidence-based research on the effectiveness of perpetrator programmes.
  • Train 300 frontline workers and increase their competences by developing an effective capacity-building methodology and a corresponding training package.
  • Foster multi-agency domestic violence strategy and create an efficient network of prevention and early interventionthrough the delivery of: reports on regional strategies for multiagency collaboration, organization of roundtables with relevant stakeholders aiming to foster multiagency and integrated response to domestic violence and of statement papers on multiagency collaboration and protocols of cooperation in domestic violence and perpetrator intervention programmes.
  • Increase awareness on the importance of effective and high-quality information sharing as well as timely safeguarding response through the organization of regional roundtable meetings with 100 professionals and at least 50 agencies which will adhere to Protocol guidelines.


The expected results of the project are:

  • Improved awareness on the need of perpetrator programmes as an important element of an integrated/comprehensive approach to preventing and combating violence against women.
  • Increased knowledge and understanding of frontline workers of the dynamics behind domestic violence and abuse and of the typical beliefs, values and tactics of perpetrators.
  • Strengthened multi agency collaboration in the field of the project.
  • Appropriate tools will be produced and awareness raising events will be implemented to prevent abusive practices and urge the public and policy makers stand together against domestic violence.


The project is co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC) of the European Union (2014-2020).

The implementation period of the project is 24 months (01.05.2020-30.04.2022) and the approved budget of the project is 505543. Euro, with a European Union contribution of 80%, 404434. Euro.

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