Erasmus+ ECVET-Lab

Program At A Glance

  Funding Agencies

Erasmus+ Spanish National Agency 

  Program Period 2016-2018
  Action Acronym ECVET-Lab
  Project Number 2016-1-ES-KA202-024977
  Action Name Implementation and Validation of Non-formal Training on Sustainability for Environmental Testing Laboratories works
  Coordinator NOVOTEC Consutores S.A., Spain



Fundación Equipo Humano, Spain
M.M.C. Management Center Ltd, Cyprus
Intitute for Sustainable Technologies- National Research Intitute, Poland
University of Cyprus, Cyprus
3S Research Laboratory - Forschungsverein, Austria
EUROLAB, Belgium
  Nireas-IWRC Contact Dr. Despo Fatta-Kassinos
  Project Website
  LinkedIn page
  Budget 215.043,00 €



ECVET-Lab stands for Environmental Testing Laboratories while at the same time it sets one of the project´s basic challenges, the promotion of the recognition and validation of competences acquired especially in the workplace or through different learning pathways. Under the term of Environmental Testing are included all Laboratories of Environmental Sciences and Engineering that are part of the partnership and will work for the accomplishment of the project´s objectives. The ECVET-Lab project is based on two basic pillars which reflect the two lateral sectorial priorities chosen above while their common outcome leads to the first chosen priority:
  1. The first pillar of the project concerns the implementation of an Online Training Course through an OER Learning Platform promoting the need for sustainable development of the sector of Laboratories of Environmental Testing. Through this platform the trainees, Laboratory Technicians, will have the chance to obtain and strengthen high quality work-based skills and competences in order to comply with the determined Qualification Standard/ Competence Profile. After taking an initial knowledge, skills and competences test (henceforth K.S.C. Test) the trainees will follow a custom-made modular training reflecting their level of qualification. All training content will have a modular structure whereas each learning outcome will reflect all duties and responsibilities a sustainably aware Laboratory Technician should have in order to carry out good environmental practices in the workplace. Thus, this non-formal learning method will assure the flexibility of the trainees in acquiring the new high quality knowledge, skills and competences (henceforth K.S.C).
  2. ECVET – Lab intends to develop quality assurance mechanisms in VET. It will develop a qualification assurance framework and use OER and IT tools in order to accomplish its main goals, to raise sustainability awareness among Laboratory Technicians and to promote the use of EU transparency tools. The methodology implemented will rely on participative approach and collaboration among different stakeholders as guaranty for qualitative VET. 
The acronym of this project shows exactly its approach, as it stands for the use of ECVET System for the recognition of work-based continuous Vocational Education and Training for the personnel of Environmental Testing Laboratories. This project aspires to create a laboratory where the ECVET principles and all its technical components will be studied and its great importance will be promoted.
The Cyprus Focus Group

2nd Project meeting Agenda

The acronym of this project shows exactly its approach, as it stands for the use of ECVET System for the recognition of work-based
continuous Vocational Education and Training for the personnel of Environmental Testing Laboratories. This project aspires to create
together and exchanging knowledge between the key players who can, together, address the future techno-economic,
governance and societal challenges arising from climate change. It will boost international and interdisciplinary skills, as well
as careers perspective of Experienced Researchers, Early Stage Researchers, and the workforce of industry, water utilities
and public organizations. The results will 1) benefit water utilities, 2) support political and managerial decisions in
wastewater, 3) benefit wastewater equipment manufacturers, identifying new market opportunities in the EU, 4) benefit EU
citizens from the improved wastewater infrastructure, the environment and job creations.
Higher precipitation and more frequent storms will require change in sewer water management. Moreover, higher risks of
water scarcity and droughts require increased wastewater reuse, currently at 20% of its potential in the EU. These changes
will lead to increased energy demand in a sector that is already a major contributor of carbon emissions. ALICE will promote
effective solutions based on innovative technologies, green infrastructures, climate vulnerability assessments, governance
and economic models, embracing stakeholders’ and citizens’ views to overcome barriers to the acceptance and uptake of
new technologies. The excellence of the project lies in the joined-up thinking of different perspectives and disciplines.
Academic and non-academic partners along the wastewater value-chain will exchange knowledge, develop training,
research and innovation activities. ALICE will build lasting knowledge and cooperation networks and will provide the no