BeWare Project: Development of Professional Courses in Building Resilience and Sustainability to Extreme Weather Events

Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. 19 May 2022

The BEWARE project, funded by European Erasmus+, arises from the need to qualify engineers and other professionals in the construction industry to make building envelopes more resilient to climate change through innovative and sustainable solutions.

The specific objectives are:

  • To improve the level of competencies and skills of engineering professionals.
  • To integrate digitalisation and innovative technologies in the construction field.
  • To develop and implement new and innovative professional courses on buildings’ resilience in line with the European Green Deal.
  • To close the gap between knowledge needs, lack of educational programmes, and challenges faced by organizations (private, public, and NGOs).
  • To rethink solutions for building adaptation to extreme weather events, contributing to their resilience, and considering different realities across countries.
  • To increase the housing stock’s energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint, contributing to the reduction of EU greenhouse gas emissions.

Coordinated by Universidade de Lisboa, and with a budget of over 225.000 €, the project expects to achieve the following results:

  1. Development of a VET training programme on eco-design; insulation materials; nature-based and waste-waste solutions; energy efficiency; digitalisation; and risk assessment.
  2. Creation of a VET digital training platform with articles, resources, and tools.
  3. Compilation of a practicum with case studies of real-life and best-practice examples.
  4. Development of guidelines and policy recommendations.

UNIR (Universidad Internacional de La Rioja), through the Research Institute for Innovation & Technology in Education (UNIR iTED) and the Higher School of Engineering and Technology (ESIT), provides its extensive experience in using digital tools to develop the VET training programme and will lead the Guidelines and Policy Recommendations to ensure the project’s sustainability.


  • Universidade de Lisboa – ULISBOA, Portugal
  • Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen – RWTH, Germany
  • Private Scientific Institution, Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy – IECE, The Republic of North Macedonia
  • Creative Thinking Development – CRE.THI.DEV, Greece
  • Universidad Internacional de la Rioja – UNIR, Spain

Reference: 2021-1-PT01-KA220-VET-000027997

Time span: 2021-2023

Funding type: European public