EVENT PROGRAM

From 28th April to 4th May an important training event took place in Campobasso and its surroundings as part of the implementation of the Erasmus + “SWEEP” Project that Eurelations Geie is carrying out with the transactional partners:

  • ASOCIATA SOCIO-CULTURAL “SFANTUL IOAN BOTEZATORUL” – Berbesti – Romania
  • AKHISAR HALK EGITIM MERKEZI – Turkey
  • LJUDSKA UNIVERZA LENDAVA – Slovenia
  • ADRIATIC IONIAN EUROREGION – Croatia
  • SPORTS CLUB SPORTIV ECO ALPIN – Bucuresti – Romania
  • UMBLICK FORSCHUNGS- UND BILDUNGSVEREIN – Vienna – Austria

The 28 participants were involved in the 7-day stay in Campobasso (IT) in a structured program consisting of a mix of educational activities for the presentation of the results of academic studies that imply the development of the Sweep project, information exchange activities, among the participating subjects, on the systems of the separate collection and recycling of waste applied in the territory, cultural tourism activities for the knowledge of places and territories not very frequented enriched by the discovery of the original flavors of a land to be discovered.

The group of participants was welcomed by the Mayor Arcangelo Lariccia and the municipal administrators of the Matrice Municipality, small in number of inhabitants but with a vast territory of country districts, where they observed the separate collection system integrated by a capillary collection door to door . From waste disposal, the administrators of the Municipality expect to obtain economic benefits for the community.
In Campobasso, the mayor of the city, Antonio Battista, introduced the work of the educational focus group, open to citizens and coordinated by two scientific experts on the waste valorization and  sustainable development  and the circular economy:
Clara Piccirillo of NANOTEC (Institute of Nanotechnology) of the National Research Council (CNR), Lecce, Italy, held a lecture on GREEN CHEMISTRY PRINCIPLES AND WASTE VALORISATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT and Angelo Belliggiano (MOLISE UNIVERSITY) held a lecture THE ROLE OF AGRICULTURE IN CIRCULAR ECONOMY.

During the working day, the group of guest participants was able to observe in the streets of Campobasso a mobile separate collection system, called EcoStop, which allows the citizens of the various districts to give the waste already selected and the service managers to have a time estimate of the type of waste conferred.

The contents of the challenging work program dedicated to the project development were added moments of integration and discovery of the flavors of local food and wine and knowledge of the cultural and artistic heritage of the area that allowed them to appreciate: the guided tour of the botanical garden and the particularities of the medieval part of Campobasso, a visit to the marvelous Romanesque church of Santa Maria della Strada located in the rural area of Matrice and a guided visit to the archaeological excavations of the Altilia ancient Samnite city.
Mrs  Cebotari, project coordinator, at the end of the italian L.T.T.  summarized the work carried out and presented an update of the calendar of upcoming activities of the SWEEP project on which the partners will send comments and suggestions.

From November 14th to 20th, 2018, the first L/T/T (learning, teaching, training) of the Erasmus project SWEEP took place in Vienna under the guide of the Austrian partner organization UMBLICK Forschungs- und Bildungsverein. 

On the first day of the meeting, the representatives of all partner organizations were welcomed. Multiple representatives of the partner organizations were present:

  • ASOCIATA SOCIO-CULTURAL “SFANTUL IOAN BOTEZATORUL”  – Berbesti – Romania
  • AKHISAR HALK EGITIM MERKEZI – Turkey
  • LJUDSKA UNIVERZA LENDAVA – Slovenia
  • ADRIATIC IONIAN EUROREGION – Croatia
  • SPORTS CLUB SPORTIV ECO ALPIN – Bucuresti – Romania
  • UMBLICK FORSCHUNGS- UND BILDUNGSVEREIN – Vienna – Austria 
  • EURELATIONS GEIE-Campobasso – Italy

Two key theme pools dominated the week in Vienna: Waste management, waste technology and recycling in each of the partner countries were complemented by additional guest lectures by experts, such as paper recycling by AustroPapier. The second focus was on an introduction to the operation of the online learning platform Moodle. During a UMBLICK-led Design Thinking, the next steps in developing the learning platform were developed. At the end of the enriching week, local waste treatment facilities and other organizations dealing with the processing and reuse of alleged waste in Vienna were interviewed and the plan for the next steps was recorded.

At the beginning of the week, Bianca Köck, MSc of UMBLICK, gave a talk on waste management in Austria and compared it with practices in other EU countries. Another lecture by Ms. Köck dealt with the technologies currently used in waste processing. Mr. Clemens Egger, MSc of UMBLICK, then gave answers to the question of why recycling is so important to the environment and has great benefits for people. 
On most days, the handling of the platform as an administrator could be practiced and ambiguities eliminated. After this intensive week, L/T/T participants had a clear idea of ​​the challenges and tasks that would require the creation of the e-learning platform with innovative content.
The facilities visited in Vienna were the 48er Tandler, which sells former waste as a used product, the waste incineration plant in Pfaffenau, the waste logistics center Vienna, the biogas plant Pfaffenau and the waste collection room “Mistplatz” in Simmering, which illustrated the composting process in the city of Vienna.

From 4th to 7th of October 2018, the kick-off meeting for the Ersamus+ project “SWEEP” took place in the capital of Romania. Representatives of all the transnational partners were present:

  • ASOCIATA SOCIO-CULTURAL “SFANTUL IOAN BOTEZATORUL” Berbesti-Romania
  • AKHISAR HALK EGITIM MERKEZI – Turkey
  • LJUDSKA UNIVERZA LENDAVA – Slovenia
  • ADRIATIC IONIAN EUROREGION -Croatia
  • SPORTS CLUB SPORTIV ECO ALPIN – Bucuresti-Romania
  • UMBLICK FORSCHUNGS – UND BILDUNGSVEREIN – Vienna-Austria
  • EURELATIONS GEIE-Campobasso-Italy

In one of the seminar rooms of the Faculty of Engineering and Mechatronics of the Universitatea Politehnică – Bucuresti the cornerstones of the Erasmus+ project were discussed and clarified (overview, financial plan, plan of project activities such as learning / teaching / training activities, transnational project meetings and multiplier events). The participating project partners were able to get to know the respective organizations and the field of work of the partners during further presentations. Furthermore, the expected results of the project as well as the intellectual outputs were discussed.

The participants were able to enjoy a tour of the university campus, marvel at its architectural highlights, and take a look at student lounge areas at the Mechatronics Faculty, which had been undergoing a state-of-the-art renovation, leaving nothing to be desired. In the free time and the joint evening program the project partners got to know each other and were able to see the city of Bucharest.