Implementation period: 2003-2005

The NCSD was involved in the EU-financed Programme Leonardo da Vinci as a partner in the three year project on Renewable Energy Sources and Environment Management.

The project was implemented by a team of 9 partners:

- Transylvania University, Brasov – Romania (as coordinator)

- Foundation for SMEs, Brasov – Romania

- County Council Brasov – Romania

- National Centre for Sustainable Development, Bucharest – Romania

- University of Zaragoza – Spain

- Fachhochschule Aachen Julich – Germany

- Technological Research Centre, Patras – Greece

- Professional Training Centre Euro-New Horizons, Aigion – Greece

- University of Technology, Delft - The Netherlands

- The Institute for Sustainable Energy, Delft - The Netherlands.

The project aimed to develop a dynamic, user-friendly e-Training tool to enable the interested users to browse through new technological developments posted on RES&EM in order to get acquainted with good practice projects around the world.
In order to fulfill this aim, the following objectives were set:

- To build up a transnational network (among the original partners, while leaving open the possibility of enlargement) in order to develop a frame for continuing vocational training on RES&EM.

- To develop a group of experts (trainers and training planners) that are able to offer services aimed at improving the adaptability of the beneficiaries to the needs of the labour market.

- To develop a Material Resources Centre as a strong training and dissemination tool, to reinforce and to develop the existing infrastructure in all partner institutions.

- To develop the components of the e-Training tool in terms of products and training methodology based on ICT and to ensure an integrated training system.

- To test the quality of the products by delivering to ‘’test groups’’ the required information and training skills on how to introduce and implement RES&EM in various economic, service and production sectors.

- To evaluate the quality of the e-Training tool and of the other products by registering the feedback from the testing activities and external evaluation processes. A Product Evaluation Group and a Strategy and Management Evaluation Group were responsible for the internal evaluation in a,transparent manner.

- To disseminate the project outcomes and to register the response to these activities in order to improve the e-Training tool.

The NCSD contribution:

As a partner in the Working Group "Energy and Environment" the NCSD performed the following activities during the last year of the project:

- Development of the module “Waste and Wastewater” - basic level with the following components: History, Systems, Components, Market, Policies, Social &Environmental Issues, Case studies

- Presentation of the preliminary project results at the annual meeting of LA21 cities;

- Participation in the project final meeting (Brasov, October 2005);

- Dissemination of the project results at the international fair ECOAMBIENTE (Lisbon, November 2005).