Project REFUGE (Renewable Energy for Future Generations)

Evaluator

RDA - Regional Development Agency Senec-Pezinok, Senec, SLOVAKIA

Type/classification

Green economy

Contact details of the main implementing body

Name of the organisation, original language

EkoFond, neinvestičný fond zriadený SPP

Name of the organisation, English translation

EkoFond, non-investment fund established by SPP (Slovak Gas Company)

SECTION A - DESCRIPTION OF THE GOOD PRACTICE

Name of the practice, original language

Projekt REFUGE

Country

Slovakia

Description of the practice

Project REFUGE – Renewable energy for future generations – is supported within the Lifelong Learning Programme – sub-programme Leonardo da Vinci – multilateral projects “Transfer of innovation” in 2011. The main objectives of the project include identification and analysis of new professions in the field of renewable energy sources and their adaptation to Slovak conditions, preparation of a training for educational and career advisors, as well as preparation of textbooks for the field of renewable energy sources applicable for the study field “Technician for energy facilities of buildings”, developed by EkoFond in cooperation with the involved secondary schools and the State Institute of Vocational Education.

Policy context

Project REFUGE is supported within the Lifelong Learning Programme – sub-programme Leonardo da Vinci – multilateral projects “Innovation transfer” in the year 2011. Through the developed key materials, the Project´s aim is to provide assistance in the field of informing and raising public awareness on the existing occupations in the newly- established specializations in the renewable energy sources industries. This project has been, within the innovation transfer, transferred from another similar project, and developed as for the Slovak conditions, under the cooperation of all project partners.

Labour market context

Necessity to provide training in the newly- established specializations in the field of renewable sources of energy.

Activities

The main project activities are:

  • Project reports – interim and final report including financial report
  • Project documents – project implementation and quality assurance plan, monitoring and evaluation plan, plan for the use of project results
  • Project promotion – website, project leaflet, press releases, final conference, direct mailing, leaflet on the project results
  • Project team meetings and minutes from the meetings, attendance at other conferences and seminars
  • Preparation of the handbook of professions in the field of renewable energy sources including job descriptions and the qualification required
  • Organisation of two workshops on preparation of textbooks and curricula for training
  • Curriculum development for the pilot training of educational and career consultants and organisation of a pilot training
  • Preparation of textbooks on renewable energy sources and energy saving activities in small enterprises and households

Management and operation

The main partner and implementer of the project is EkoFond, non-investment fund established by SPP in 2007 to support projects aimed at an effective use of energy, environmental protection and activities connected with education and raising of awareness in these areas.

The project partners are: the training and consulting company IDEC S.A.from Greece, Integrovaná střední škola (Integrated secondary school) from the Czech Republic; SOŠ elektrotechnická (Secondary Vocational School of Electrical Engineering) Trnava from Slovakia, Spojená škola Kremnička (Joint school) Banská Bystrica from Slovakia, SOŠ technická (Secondary Vocational School of Technical Engineering) Prešov from Slovakia and Štátny inštitút odborného vzdelávania (State Institute for Vocational Education) from Slovakia.

Target groups/beneficiaries

The target group consists of public and non-business entities, especially cities and municipalities and the facilities under their administration, NGOs, schools, school facilities, as well as individuals.

Start date

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End date (actual or planned)

30 Nov 2013

Gender dimension

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Products involved in or resulting from the practice

  1. Handbook of professions in the field of renewable energy sources The handbook will contain a brief description of the individual renewable energy sources, their current status and potential for utilisation in the future, including the list of professions associated. In the attachment there will be a list of professions with the description of their main tasks, educational level, experiences required, working conditions and employment areas. This handbook will be available by the end of 2012 in Slovak, Czech and English languages.
  2. The curriculum of the training and the training of educational and career counsellors A curriculum for a two-day training of career and educational counsellors from primary or secondary schools and of teachers from secondary schools will be developed, which will be verified in the pilot training of 20 counsellors and teachers organised in the second half of 2013.

Textbooks on renewable energy sources for the study field “Technician for energy facilities of buildings” Textbooks for two subjects of the new study field “Technician for energy equipment in buildings” will be developed. The texts are available in Slovak and Czech languages

Outcomes of the practice (planned/expected and actual)

  • The handbook of professions in the field of renewable energy sources
  • Curriculum for the training and training of educational and career counsellors
  • Textbooks on renewable energy sources for the study field “Technician for energy facilities of buildings”

Source of funding

National budget (tax revenue), Other European funding, please specify, Private source(s), please specify

Lifelong Learning Program

Eko Fond SPP

Main responsible body, type

Ministry or other national public body/authority. Please specify, Large enterprise

National Institute of Lifelong Education

Role of implementing body

Management and overall supervision of the project

Evaluation - Was the practice evaluated?

No

SECTION B - CLASSIFICATION OF PRACTICE

Target group(s)

Jobseekers, People seeking training

Employers

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Jobseekers

Youth

People seeking training

Out or work - youth

B.2 Type of practice

B.2.1 Practices related to management or servicing of clients

Registration, skill assessments, identification of client needs and matching

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B.2.2 Practices related to labour market information and improvement of micro and smes’ procedures

Labour market information (LMI)

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Micro and SMEs’ procedures

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B.2.3 Practices related to skill mismatch reduction

Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch (targeted to unemployed or employed)

Individual counselling/guidance/mentoring/coaching, Group counselling/guidance, Training (classroom)

Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch: labour mobility

Value not entered

Sharing the cost of training and skills development

Cost sharing (e.g. collective training funds)

B.3 Delivery method(s)

Delivery methods involved

Not applicable (internal procedures or other)

B.4 Contracting out

Extent of contracting out of practice: The service is contracted out…

In full

Type of subcontractor(s)

Public, Private

B.5 Partnership

Type of partners involved in implementation of the practice

Public, Private

SECTION C - Information about evaluation of the practice

When was the practice evaluated?

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Type of organisation carrying out the evaluation

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Details of the organisation responsible for carrying out the evaluation

Name of the organisation, original language/Name of the evaluator

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Name of the organisation, English translation

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E mail

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Web page

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Overall evaluation methodology/methodology

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Indicators in the evaluation

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Main findings of the evaluation

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Change in practice following evaluation

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C.1 Documentation of the evaluation

Type of documentation

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Reference

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Monitoring evidence

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SECTION D - PRACTICE CRITERIA

D.1 - Evidence of results

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D.2 - Relevance

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D.3 - Availability of clear and adequate information

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D.4 - Impact

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D.5 - Innovation

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D.6 - Broad-based participation

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D.7 - Sustainability

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D.8 - Mainstreaming

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D.9 - European Added Value and Transferability

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D.10 - Additional comments

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