Environmental portfolio for quality in university education

Rationale and Motivation

The European Commission stresses the importance for the sustainable use of natural resources, especially by reducing energy consumption and eliminating energy wastage. There is significant potential for reducing consumption, especially in energy-intensive sectors such as buildings, manufacturing and transport. However, to promote sustainable development it is necessary to modernise both the higher education curricula, as well as the adult education programmes, by building up the capacities of future professionals towards a more sustainable usage of natural resources, bridging the gap between the provision of knowledge and the labour market needs.


Aims and Target Groups

ÉPOQUE aims to provide to the educators and future professionals an environmental portfolio, i.e. a comprehensive training course on resources sustainability, by developing green specialisation of the human capital and promoting the synergy between universities, training organisations and enterprises.


Partners and Outcomes

A partnership of six organisations from Greece, Italy, Finland, Malta and Austria, representing different educational fields, which bring together the necessary expertise to provide the following outputs drawn from the Environmental Portfolio: the need for modernised curricula focusing on environmental issues:

  • ÉPOQUE Environmental Education Programme
  • ÉPOQUE Didactic Manual
  • ÉPOQUE Energy Management System Guidelines
  • eLearning Courses
  • Other supporting documents
EU-Program: Erasmus+, KA2, Strategic Partnership addressing more than one field
Coordination: Panepistimio Ioanninon (Greece)
Contact: Karin Kronika
Duration: September 2014 – August 2016
Website: www.epoque-project.eu

This project (project n°2014-1-EL01-KA200-001373) 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.