Participation in educational program on preparation and realisation of projects funded by EU or national funds provided by eu-projekti. More at www.eu-projekti.info
In the framework of the long life learning project “Whole Life Management of Sustainable Construction” prof. Saša Marenjak, dr. Mohamed El-Haram and dr. Christos Anastasiou have given the training in Cyprus, Nicosia on 17th of January 2014.
Four themes were covered: Sustainable Development and Construction, Environmental Impact Assessment, Sustainable Procurement, and Public Private Partnership in the context of sustainability.
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Third project Newsletter brings news related to project “Whole Life Management of Sustainable Construction” activities. Refers to education and training of professionals that is conducted and is in progress, as well as plans for following activities and training on sustainable procurement and integrated sustainability assessment in partner countries. More you can find at following link:
Within the EU project “Whole Life Management of Sustainable Construction” the first Module “Sustainable development and construction” was held at the Faculty of Civil Engineering University of JJ Strossmayer, Osijek. This is a first cycle of free training that was held at Osijek-baranja County for the new generation of civil engineers that participated as a first generation in the training program of the EU WhLMSC LdV TOI project.
Upon completion of the project and evaluation process by competent institution, the modules that are part of the terms of references, Module 1: Sustainable development and construction, Module 2: Integrated sustainability assessment, Module 3: Sustainable procurement, are planning to be introduced in the long life learning within the partners countries.
Three successful training cycle was already held in Zagreb for participants of various specialties, among which were most represented the civil engineers, architects, mechanical and electric engineers, as well as environmentalist. In addition, there were participants from other area of academia, from the private and public site.
PPP Centar participates in the preparation of projects financed by the European Commission (IEE, LLP-LDV, FP7), and in the advisory area to create documentation for applying for EU funds (project management, analysis, feasibility study, training).
Suggestions of the EU (EPEC) are that the EU funds (European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund) are combined with private capital and the use of the PPP model in the majority of cases (structural and cohesion funds).
(COM 2009, 615; 19 November 2009: Communication explaining the European Commission’s objective of promoting private sector participation in the field of infrastructure and research via PPPs.; Guidelines for Successful Public-Private Partnerships,European Commission, Directorate General Regional Policy (March 2003), Part 4 (pages 63-72) discusses the integration of grant financing with PPPs. Combining EU Grant Funding with PPP for Infrastructure Guidelines for the Use of DBO to Procure Infrastructure Projects Using EU Structural Funds., JASPERS (December 2010).
See more details at http://ec.europa.eu/regional
On the website of the Agency for Investment and Competitiveness/Division of PPP is the manual: “The combination of public-private partnership with the EU funds“, May 2013.
Areas of interest
Public private partnership, sustainable development, green building, life-cycle costs and energy efficiency are just some of the popular global construction concepts.
Therefore, in the future (the implementation of the Directive into the legislation of EU member states) all products have to be beside the basic technical characteristics evaluated through the possibility of recycling, treatment of the environment in all stages of use (emissions of gases into the air, water or soil), the predicted lifetime and other information. Thus, new information imposed by this directive will help all participants deliver better and more appropriate decisions when choosing equipment and materials in the design stage.
Project: EU-LLP-LdV (Transfer of Innovation)
Title: Whole Life Management of Sustainable Construction
Role: Partners (leading 2 WP)
A short summary of the project:
The project was focused on the management of sustainable building for the total life cycle of buildings – taking into account the project since its beginning, during the design, construction, use and ultimately the removal and disposal.
For the purposes of the project, a model training was developed on topics which were divided into several modules, offering participants a greater level of knowledge. Each module has a core philosophy of sustainability that fully takes into account the cycle of the project during the entire life cycle, as well as its three dimensions – environmental, social and economic. To ensure the longevity of the program, project partners have trained 27 experts who further specifically trained more than 500 participants in each partner country which ultimately resulted with a number of workshops. Participants showed obvious improvement in knowledge in sustainable build environment, and their knowledge increased up to 50% on average.
Materials for teaching that developed throughout the project will be available through partner organizations.