Title ECO-SME+ e-LEARNING TOOL ADDRESSED TO SMES ABOUT EMAS
Project Number ES/08/LLP-LdV/TOI/149025
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The project intends to support to SMEs to implement continuous training regarding environment issues through an innovative e-learning tool about Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).
Summary ECO-SME+ project aims to strengthen the role of education and training within the Lisbon process not only to promote competitiveness but also sustainable economic growth and social cohesion. Why? Because the proposed activities deal with three basic themes and stakeholders to achieve that goal: environmental management systems, e-learning and SMEs. The Project is based on the necessity of improving the low levels of participation in adult learning as well as reinforcing sustainable development. “ECO-SME+” wants to eliminate as many barriers as possible in order to increase number of SMEs that implement tools to support individuals undertaking self-directed learning. Main working areas to develop from October 2008 to September 2010: 1) GENERAL MANAGEMENT: the technical and economic management is based on an Intranet, meetings and different committees: one of quality, a Technical Secretariat and a Steering Committee. 2) VALORIZATION PLAN: the strategy is based on the own idiosyncrasy of the partnership, composed by organizations with a great capacity for disseminating and make use of the results. Actions: 2.1)Transnational seminars: these intend to release the outcomes besides of serving as platform to exchange good practices. 2.2) General brochure about the Project: it will be sent to the entities more relevant in this field enhancing them to act as multiplier agents (SMEs, employers and environmental associations, Public Administration). It will be used as a tool for the dissemination, and particularly for attracting the major number of beneficiaries of the e-learning tool.2.3) Design and maintenance of the Virtual Platform: this will be the base for the activities of dissemination. The website shows the results of the project and hosts the so-called e-leaning tool “ECO-SME+” as well as the informative bulletin. 3) ANALASIS OF THE PILOT PROJECTS TO TRANSFER AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE E-LEARNING TOOL addressed to SMEs. This e-learning tool will be available in the Virtual Platform developed within the framework of the project. The contents will be available in English and in the other languages of the partnership in order to contribute to globalization of SMEs, emphasizing in e-Learning and “English” as the most common working language in Europe. Within the whole length of the project, but above all during this stage, the promoter of the project “Savigma” (Environmental Management Self-training systems by Internet/Intranet)and the representative of the project "ETIV" will transfer their experience and the acquired best practices during the development of those pilot projects. 4) PILOT EXPERIENCE: The tool will be tested in 100 SMEs minimum. The impact of the project will be to increase the number of the European SMEs which are trained in environmental management systems by the use of multimedia tools.
The Project objectives are the following:
• To create an innovative e-learning tool, able to train SMEs on the requirements and steps necessary for implementing the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme EMAS, based on the results of two Leonardo da Vinci programmes about EMAS and environment.
• To inform, make aware and train SMEs on the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme EMAS, through the e-learning tool which will be developed in the project field.
• To carry out a pilot experience in which 75 SMEs, coming from the country partners, will test the e-learning tool on EMAS.
To achieve the objectives defined in the project, the following activities will be carried out:
• Analysis of SMEs’ situation about EMAS and e-learning training.
• Analysis of the SAVIGMA and ETIV projects for transferring their products and developing the e-learning tool targeted to SMEs.
• Production of the ECO-SME+ e-learning tool.
• Development of the pilot experience with 75 SMEs in which the e-learning tool ECO-SME+ will be tested, evaluated and validated.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
Other Service Activities
open and distance learning
material for open learning
Product information e-learning tool about Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), accesible via the webpage of the project.