CDWaste-ManageVET, Developing VET for addressing Construction and Demolition Waste Management skills needs

CDWaste-ManageVET project objective is to promote VET for employees on construction sector by addressing modern training needs in accordance with EU priorities regarding current CDW management rules and circular economy.

Through CDWaste-ManageVET project, a modern and innovative e-training VET program will be developed, based on Vocational Open Online Course (VOOC), tailored to labor market needs and targeted to bridge the skills gap and shortages in CDW Management by upskilling the existing workforce and equipping people in constructor sector with the necessary skills to effectively manage waste.


  • OEC- Office de l’Environnement de la Corse
  • PEDMEDE, Panhellenic Association of Engineers Contractors of Public Works, Social partner or other representative of working life from Greece
  • EKS, European Knowledge Spot, Non-governmental organisation/association from Greece
  • ISQ, INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE, Research Institute/Centre from Portugal
  • UPB, UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI, Higher education institution (tertiary level) from Romania

Additional objectives

  • To enhance opportunities for integration into labor market and create the conditions for developing human capital capacity and career opportunities, through integrating free accessible VET.
  • To strengthen the participation of representatives of education and training providers, as well as construction sector stakeholders exchange information and good practices in order to draw recommendations on the evolution of such skills and jobs.
  • To empower cooperation between educational institutions and business, as a result of combining theoretical & practical training.

Main tangible results of the project

  • Industry Driven Analysis and Best Practice handbook/
  • CDW Management VET curricula (CDWaste-ManageVET curricula) with a stimulated WBL component
  • CDWaste on-line training platform
  • Report on final training program

Target groups

  • Employees in construction sector. They are going to be affected directly, since they will develop skills and competences that respond to the growing needs for qualifications in the area of CDWM and circular economy. Consequently, new business opportunities will be unlocked, they will ensure better opportunities either for labor market integration or for guarantying better working conditions. At least 90 VET learners will develop their CDWM skills and among them, 30 VET trainees will be selected and benefited through their participation in a small-scale internship/mentorship programme.
  • VET providers, trainers, Higher Education Institutions and the broader educational sector. They will incorporate in their capacity a contemporary CDWM VOOC that will integrate innovative digital training tools and efficient ways of delivering VET, combining WBL. At least 18 VET providers (3 VET providers per partner country) will enhance new training programs by integrating project outputs.
  • Stakeholders, associations in the construction sector, SMEs, the waste management and recycling industry, youth organisations active in environmental issues, as well as policy makers. They will enhance their capacity building by exchanging information and good practices in order to draw recommendations on the evolution of skills and jobs regarding the efficient management of CDW and to help constructive sector become more competitive, resource efficient and sustainable. Moreover, social dialogue will be strengthened & a network will be built in order to improve the exchange of information on these needs, including the construction sector’s readiness to adopt resource-efficiency practices, as well as the ability of education systems & especially VET providers to meet these needs.
  • The project’s partnership. They will develop their capacity building and strengthen their networks in the fields and topics encountered trough the project.