Lifelong Learning Association for Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development

Projects and activities:
AEPMDD currently carries on the following campaigns and activities:

  • raising awareness campaign on selective waste collection;
  • seminars with people living in Bacau on sustainable development;
  • campaigns for encouraging volunteering among children and young people from Bacau.

European projects

EFFIVET- Transferring European VET Structures to cover skill needs in Energy Efficiency Sector

Lifelong Learning Programme - LEONARDO DA VINCI Transfer of innovation
Applicant: Asociacion de Empresas de Servicios Energeticos, Spain
Coordinator: Cluster de la Energia de Extremadura, Spain
Duration: 24 months (October 2013 - September 2015)

Partners within the project:
2. Berufsfortbildungswerk Gemeinn. Bildungseinrichtung des DGB mbH, Germany
3. SC Global Commercium Development SRL, Romania
4. AEPMDD - Lifelong Learning Association for Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development, Romania
5. Local Councils' Association, Malta
6. Stratagem Energy Ltd, Cyprus

Project website:

About the project
One of the major problems which prevent the development of successful energy efficiency measurements is the lack of knowledge of the energy efficiency technologies and energy management.
The lack of training of professionals has lead to a poor energy management and therefore to a waste of energy that makes our products less competitive.
Even more, at European level, there is not a well-defined qualification for Energy Managers. Therefore there are many difficulties to implement energy efficiency measurements all around the member states so energy improvements can be account under the same situation.
The Spanish Association of Energy Services Companies (ANESE), in contact with other European associations, has identified the need to define a clear Energy Manager Profile, which it the main goal of the EFFIVET project.

Sprincipalele obiective ale proiectului:
  • To develop a VET structure for the energy efficiency sector which allows to establish a qualification system for the future, in accordance with the needs of the market.
  • To transfer methods, developed in previous Leonardo Projects, for the identification of needed skills, participation of employers and usage of common European tools (e. g. definition of knowledge, skills, competences and description of learning outcomes) to promote transparency and recognition of competences.
  • To support the implementation of the "New Skills for New Jobs" strategy by improving the competences and skills of the EE sector as part of the new "green job" market.
  • To boost the development of the European Energy Efficiency sector by the skills and competences in the field of energy efficiency.
  • To foster the relationship between training and working life to vocational training institutions more responsive to market needs (job creation).

ECONAT: Transfer, dissemination and consolidation of a good practise model to manage Natura 2000 Network

Coordinator: ESPAZO ENSINA SL from Spain
Lifelong Learning Programme- LEONARDO DA VINCI Transfer of innovation
Duration: 18 months starting from December 2011

Partners within the project:
1. IRMA S.L. - Institute of Restoration and Environment from Spain
2. Infocenter EOOD from Bulgaria
4. AEPMDD - Lifelong Learning Association for Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development from Romania
5. Worldwide Friends Iceland from Iceland

About the project

The ECONAT project aims to transfer an innovative training material for rural areas, since it has shown its validity in employment creation, for its adaptation to the real needs, not only of the target groups, but also of the companies of the sector, within the New Source of Employment constituted by the sustainable management of the Natural Areas and the Natura 2000 Network. It will deal with the specific national priorities through:
a) The involvement of companies in training.
b) The signing of the project adhesion letters.
c) The participation of the companies in the Pilot Training Actions through work-linked practices.
These actions will allow to carry out a real cooperation between vocational training and the world of work, training for the professional performance of a New Job.
The former project "Natura-net" that is now transferred developed a series of concepts and tools which allowed to enhance and qualify an innovative sector such as the environmental sector regarding the sustainable management of Natural Areas and the Natura 2000 Network.
Three products are transferred: the Curricular Design, the Work-linked Practices Guide and the Manual and the Natura 2000 Network Didactic Guide. These products have been chosen because they are the most significant products of the project and because they can better mitigate the needs for professionalization of the sector target groups in the different countries where the transfer takes place. They all insist on the development of a New Source of Employment that is innovative in itself and needs specialist technicians in the different countries.


This project aims to analyse and disseminate good practices in relation to the sustainable management of the Natural Areas and the Natura 2000 Network, supporting training and labour insertion for the target groups.
1. Transfer a new ability to access the labour market needs regarding the management of European Natural Areas and the Natura 2000 Network, using the results of the "Natura-Net" project (developed within the Leonardo Da Vinci Programme).
2. Adapt the contents of the tools to be transferred to the needs and requirements of the project target groups.
3. Promote the integration of the new learning with labour activity.
4. Carry out the transfer to new socio-cultural and linguistic contexts.
5. Enhance the involvement of all the actors in the environmental sector, training centres, non-formal education, local action groups, public and private companiesin the development of the project.
6. Promote the principle of equal opportunities in the work areas.