BEST Institute for vocational training and personal training GmbH


Improving your Profile: reducing your footprint


Most people are concerned about the environment but are still unaware of how they can make an impact. Considering effects of environmental issues in contemporary society, this project aims to develop a training programme in order for SMEs to realise their environmental impact and become more conscientious about the environment.


This training programme for students assists the target group in conducting an onsite environmental review that is, translated into all partners’ languages, available online, so that all interested parties have access to the material. It consists of a series of modules, which develop their environmental awareness, improve their key/transversal skills and, when applied in the workplace, increases their understanding of business processes and what they can contribute to business success.

In addition, a train-the-trainers programme based on the “Carrying out an Initial Environmental Review module” is developed and tested. It utilises the emerging standards for adult teaching to develop a multi-media/multi-lingual resource available online that can be used in association with the students’ training programme to improve the non-specific vocational competencies of learners of all ages and from all walks of life.

Main project aims

This project provides adults with a new (handy) tool that makes them aware of the environmental impact of SMEs and can be easily applied in the working space.

It aims to help people improve their position in the labour market by providing them with knowledge and competencies that relate to the very important issue of SMEs’ impact upon the environment.

The project also encourages SMEs without a tradition of training and development to engage in a programme of work-based learning because of the direct benefit in terms of reduced costs through greater energy efficiency. This shall enable them to experience additional benefits, too.

EU-Program: LLP, Grundtvig Multilateral Projects
Coordination: EEO Group S.A. (Greece)
Contact: Karin Kronika
Duration: January 2012 – December 2013
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.