İstanbul Provincial Directorate of Environment and Urbanization

The İstanbul Provincial Directorate of Environment and Urbanization(IPDEU) is an institution working under the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, which ensures compliance, monitoring and supervision of the zoning, environmental, building and construction legislation practices regarding settlement, environment and construction. Our scope of work are:

-to evaluate the environmental impacts of all facilities and activities that cause or are likely to cause pollution by leaving solid, liquid and gaseous waste to the receiving environments as a result of their activities;

-to conduct measurement and monitoring studies on receiving environments; it is our duty to monitor, allow, supervise and control the noise and facilities in question. We perform these tasks with 4 branches. Environmental Impact Assessment Branch Directorate evaluates what environmental impacts will be before a factory is established or the activity starts. It is the Branch Directorate responsible for Environmental Permits that carries out emission permits and licenses. It is the Environmental Audit Branch Directorate that conducts audits with environmental complaint evaluations. It is the Environmental Management Branch Directorate that determines the necessary economic tools to implement an effective environmental management and ensure the harmony of waste and chemicals with the environment, and applies the standards in this regard. Execution, inspection and certification of Zero Waste applications that we apply for are carried out within the Directorate of Environmental Management. 

Efforts have been initiated to make the Zero Waste application widespread in private sector organizations. For this purpose; Facilities and buildings in Organized Industrial Zones, Hotels, Marinas, Private Hospitals, Shopping Centers, Fuel Stations and Recreation Facilities, Ports and other private sector organizations are included in the scope. Sectoral meetings were held in July with sector representatives under the chairmanship of the Governor of Istanbul, Mr. Ali YERLİKAYA, in order to speed up the works. Education Studies: More than 15,000 people were informed about the Zero Waste project in more than 350 trainings organized by the Provincial Directorate of Environment and Urbanization. Along with the training of the trainers, 589,547 people were provided with zero waste training by the personnel assigned throughout the city. Istanbul Zero Waste Benefits:


Governorship of Istanbul (İstanbul Valiliği-GOI) is the highest administrative authority in the city with a number of approximately 300 civil servants and giving service in various fields. Governorship of Istanbul is represented by “EU and Foreign Relations Office” in the projects. GOI has protocols with different institutions for the projects in Istanbul. Moreover GOI governs The Board of European Union Compliance, Counselling and Guidance which has been founded with The Ministry of the Interior: 26.01.2010 and 2010 / 6 Circular No:
• To ensure an active participation of the governorships to EU accession process
• To follow fully implementations of Administrative and legal reforms carried out within this framework
• To enable a better understanding of the EU accession process among public
• To activate governorships with an effective leadership in the provinces concerning the use of EU financial resources efficiently The Board is responsible for the following:
• To monitor the results of implementation of legislative arrangements at the provincial level
• To identify the problems and legislative changes and to determine the solution offers then report them to Foreign Relations and EU Department of Ministry of Interior and Turkish General Secretary of European Union.
• To utilize EU funds and financial resources to the maximum extent
• To back up the project activities of the institutions and encourage them and provide necessary support to the ongoing EU project of these institutions regarding the coordination, promotion and publicity of the projects and
• To solve any obstacles and if not, report them to the higher authorities.

Boğaziçi University (BOUN)

Boğaziçi University (BOUN) is a leading state university in Turkey; with a 157 year history; and a strong tradition of international collaborations. BOUN has 429 full-time faculty members, 136 instructors, 88 foreign lecturers, 260 research assistants and 811 administrative personnel. In 2019/20 academic years, 12887 students enrolled in undergraduate and 3031 students enrolled in graduate programs as well as more than 500 agreements made with the world universities, approximately 1200 foreign students from 40 countries. Boğaziçi University encourages the research life in all current and prioritized topics related to all academic fields in a multi- and inter-disciplinary manner, in cooperation with diverse sectors and international actors, placing a high emphasis on social and basic sciences. Among various research areas, 3 priority research areas are ICT, Lifesciences and Economics. The university attracts research funding from both national and international research funding organizations as well as from industry. BOUN has participated in over 50 FP7 projects, bringing in more than 10 million Euros in research income. The university is currently involved in over 100 national and 60 international projects, such as Horizon 2020, NSF, NIH and Newton Fund projects. Bogazici University belongs to a series of international university networks that share the same goal of enhancing academic cooperation among their members. These are The International Association of Universities; Magna Charta Universitatum; European University Association; Mediterranean Universities Union; Black Sea Universities Network; European Society for Engineering Education and The Utrecht Network

Kauno maisto pramones ir prekybos mokymo centras

Kaunas Food Industry and Trade Training Centre (KFITTC) established on the 1st of July, 2011. It resulted as a merger of two VET schools. The school has 160 staff members and contains 700 students. Qualified food industry workers, cooks, confectioners, hotel economs, sales assistants, small business organizers are trained in the school. There is a possibility to get vocational education for students who learned in secondary school under special education programs and who have graduated or not. The centre is also training adults according to formal education labour market training programs. The school has a gymnasium department where more than three hundred students of 11-12 grades are seeking to obtain the certificate of secondary education. There are many different clubs of non-formal learning, the students’ council is acting efficiently. Since 2015 Centre has VET charter as well as member of AEHT.
Organisation for many years has big groups of students in relation to gastronomy – cooks, confectioners, food industry workers. For many years, organisation is participating in Erasmus+ project in relation to gastronomy to create new knowledge about gastronomy and implement it while teaching students. Last year we have successfully finalized Erasmus+ project E.A.R.T.H., which gave us 3 modules: vegetarian and vegan, food without allergens and ethnic cuisine. So new project would be great continuation of the project and we could use the IO from the project to strengthen the new project and its results. As well, yearly participate in cooks’ competitions, where zero waste or reducing waste is becoming more and more popular


The Mancomunidad de la Ribera Alta is a local organisation that brings together all the municipalities in the region of Ribera Alta. It consists of 36 municipalities that group a population of more than 220,000 inhabitants, distributed over an area of 979.5 km². (95% rural area) The Mancomunidad manages different services of interest for the municipalities that comprise it, constituting a body of local scope where the debate those issues affecting the peoples of the region becomes possible.
The aim of Mancomunidad de la Ribera Alta is to manage collaboration agreements with both counties in the field of socioeconomic development, employment, integration of immigrant people, tourism, environment and cultural heritage, energy, maintenance of rivers and landscaping improvement
The Mancomunitat is organised by several departments: social services, culture managing, employment, integration for immigrants, environmental managing (capacitation, training, dissemination, waste management coordination), heritage digitalisation, youth, equal opportunities for men and women, training and tourism.
Specifically and related to this project :
Employment Department for young people:
The aim of this department is to obtain an increase in the employment rate for all the social groups of the region, concretely for young people .It has a counseling service and entrepreneurship, PAE (business advice point), through this service is involved and business motivational orientation, training company, plans business models, processing for the implementation of the company and advice for the consolidation of the company. It holds the Quality Management System ISO 9001:2008 on training/coaching unemployed people, enterprises, entrepreneurial consultancy and job placement.
The main engine for this development to be constantly autonomous is to create a productive regional network by the development of a system of companies that make the most of the region´s potentials. In the field of training this department has been involved in several European projects and one in the field of youth employ “Tele Project” where we have trained 50 students to improve their skills to find a job.


MC2020 is the result of over 20 years of experience, challenges and lessons learned from an interdisciplinary group of professionals who share a common passion: educational innovation.
MC2020 works to bring value to learning environments by researching, designing and developing different training programmes, inspired by innovative methodologies and pedagogical approaches such as storytelling (including digital storytelling), problem-based training, gamification, game-based learning, etc. By using applications, games, webseries, webinars and mobile learning, we focus on seizing the full potential offered by new technologies.
MC2020 develops studies, analyse training needs, design and offer courses through our campus (, and organise specifically designed and customised workshops and conferences, mainly addressed for c-VET and adult learners. More than 900 students were trained on the e-learning and b-learning delivered courses, comprising over 1200 hours of specialised VET training. These students come from different backgrounds and are mainly professionals from diverse economic sectors.
MC2020 is a member of the Association of Businesswomen and Directors of Bizkaia, an organization with which they cooperate to promote entrepreneurship and the labor integration of young women. MC2020 is member of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition.

Exponential Training & Assessment Limited

ETA has led and been a partner in previous Erasmus+ projects sharing both knowledge of project management and Erasmus+ and expertise in VET design and development, elearning and assessment and training the trainer development with other partners. ETA has a track record of being a reliable and an effective partner and often takes the lead in activities such as training the trainer and VET design and development. It also has a track record in following through on the sustainability of projects: it is still leading a European wide network of Perspectives 360 partners following the delivery of the Leonardo Da Vinci project Perspectives 360 which is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. ETA is experienced in the design and delivery of blended VET transnational and international programmes. It is a Chartered Management Institute Approved Centre including an assessment centre for the Institute’s prestigious Chartered Manager. Currently, ETA has 300+ learners working towards a variety of coaching & mentoring, consulting and management & leadership programmes.
For eight years, ETA delivered a residential training and coaching programme called ‘Developing Managers’ designed for young managers/interns aspiring to a career in management and leadership. Another recent non-qualification on-line course involved 200 managers working for the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) refugee teams. Many of the managers were seconded to the refugee team(s) as interns and other managers were responsible for managing and supporting junior managers on secondment to the team as interns

Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (hereinafter LLU) is a state founded multi-profile higher education and research institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture, specializing in the sustainable use of natural resources aimed at the enhancement of quality of life for society. LLU incorporates 8 faculties and 60 study programmes of various levels. The total budget of the university is 36.32 million EUR (2019), out of which 6.9 million EUR are allocated for the research and development and 11.7 million EUR for development of the infrastructure.
LLU provides higher academic and higher professional education in agriculture, veterinary medicine, food technology, engineering and forestry sciences, social science, information technologies and environmental management and develops research-based learning opportunities.
The mission of LLU is to develop competitive intellectual capital on the basis of excellence in research, application of research findings, high quality of education and effective management of the university. LLU is determined to be among the leading universities of science and technologies in the Baltic Sea region, specializing in the sustainable use of natural resources thus improving the quality of life for society. LLU has experience in management and implementation of various national, international and EU programme research, development, education and innovation projects. Local, regional and international cooperation is established with universities, scientific institutes, centres of technology transfer and SMEs since LLU is a member of different regional and international co-operation networks. Consequently, LLU has profound experience with remarkable results in implementing research, development, communication and innovation projects.


ENAIP LOMBARDIA , operates for more than 50 years, with 280 employees and more than 1000 collaborators. It has 27 accredited training centres in the whole Lombardy region, that offer educational and vocational training courses and services and that deliver employment services. It cooperates with more than 2000 companies and training for 20000 citizens, of which 4000 students in compulsory education. It is also an acknowledged training agency that delivers a wide variety of educational and vocational courses and services for the workforce.
It is competent and efficient in tailoring the organization of its courses and services in order to respond quickly to changing scenarios. Its local status, national and international contacts and connections place Fondazione Enaip Lombardia in a unique position to gain a broader perspective while at the same time it is also able to act directly on local issues. It has the ability to maintaint and develop a work culture and of a widespread entrepreneurship, thanks to the close relationship with local companies and the use technology and innovative laboratory methods (FAB-LAB). It has developed a wide variety of network and relations with: hundreds of local and public administrators, trade associations, professionals bodies and employers’ association, lower and upper secondary schools and universities and thousands of companies. It has the expertise in research, coordination and management of European projects, in which it takes part in order to share and test best and innovative practices and methodologies and to bring an added value to all the targets mentioned with it uses to work with/for.