The European Project RESONATE – Development of Professional Courses in Sustainable Water Management is financed by the European call Erasmus+ KA2 ‘Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices in the field of Vocational Education and Training’. Having a duration of 24 months, Resonate started in October 2019 and ends on September 2021.
Coordinated by the Civil Engineering Institute Macedonia, there are 5 partners participating in the project, coming from four European countries. The consortium is composed of three universities, an institute and a research centre, having a broad experience in development and implementation of educational projects in engineering, and being all of them very close to the industry sector.
The overall objective of the project is the education of engineering professionals for sustainable water management in line with the national and EU policies, and in long-term contributing to the development and management of water resources on both a local and global scale.
The specific objectives are:
- To improve the level of competencies and skills of engineering professionals in the field of sustainable water management;
- To develop and implement new and innovative professional courses for the water sector in line with EU Water Framework Directive; and
- To close the gap between the needs for new knowledge, lack of educational programs and challenges of organisations (private, public and NGOs) in sustainable water management.
The first phase of the project consists on the analysis of the competences of engineering graduates and professionals; study of the existing educational programs related to engineering and sustainability, and analysis of European and national policies. The courses will be designed and developed based on the conclusions obtained in this phase. In addition, a group of 50 participants will collaborate in a pilot test to provide improvements suggestions for the courses implementation.
UNIR participates in the project supporting all work packages and leading the one related to the analysis of educational programs related to water sustainable management in Europe.