EU Programme: Erasmus+

Coordination: OEC- Office de l’Environnement de la Corse (France)

Participants: OEC- Office de l’Environnement de la Corse (France)|ISQ (Portugal)|PEDMEDE, Panhellenic Association of Engineers Contractors of Public Works (Greece)|EKS, European Knowledge Spot (Greece)|FORMEDIL, Formedil Ente Nazionale Per La Formazione E L’addestramento Professionale Nell Edilizia (Italy)|UPB, Universitatea Politehnica Din Bucuresti (Romania)|FLC, Fundacion Laboral De La Construccion (Spain)

Starting Year:  2019 

Duration: 2019-2022

ISQ Contact:

Areas: Education, Training, VET Projects


Acronym: CDWaste-ManageVET

Project Title: Developing VET for addressing Construction and Demolition Waste Management skills needs

Project Code: 2019-1-FR01-KA202-062962

Total Cost: 45 477,00€

Funding: 45 477,00€



CDWaste-ManageVET project objective is to promote VET for employees on the construction sector by addressing modern training needs following EU priorities regarding current CDW management rules and circular economy.

CDW is one of the heaviest and most voluminous waste streams generated in the EU, accounting for approximately 36,4 % in total EU waste generation. To this end, the European Commission has established guidelines, priorities and initiatives such as the EU CDW Management Protocol and the application of the Circular Economy Strategy.

The transition to efficient CDW management and a circular economy is bringing important structural changes in the construction sector, which will have to adapt and anticipate the needs for skills and competences in these areas.

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 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 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.



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 online training platform
  • Report on final training program

CD Waste-ManageVET project activities and Intellectual Outputs will have the 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 the national level, good regional practices will be spread and applied and there will be an 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 the educational sector.

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.


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