Comparative WEEE projects: shared experiences and capitalization
LIFE WEEE at the final conference of the EwasteR project

On 29 January 2018 at the Auditorium of the Regional Council, via Cavour 4 in Florence, the final conference of the EwasteR project was held, funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus + program.
EwasteR is a project that has developed a new high quality interdisciplinary curriculum in the recycling of electronic waste and management of re-use in the sector in Europe, creating the link between the production phase and the unloading phase of a product to foster a sense initiative and entrepreneurship and generate opportunities for mobility and employability.
EwasteR is a project that will develop and try to establish a new high quality interdisciplinary curriculum in the recycling of electronic waste and management of re-use in the sector in Europe, creating the link between the production phase and the unloading phase of a product for fostering a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship, as well as generating opportunities for mobility and employability. The new profile, more professional for those working in the sector, will help the development of the recycling and reuse of electronic waste sector and will contribute to raising awareness about the value of reuse and its contribution to sustainable social and economic development.
The Consortium that has developed EwasteR consists of 13 organizations from 4 different countries - Cyprus, Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom has collaborated for three years with the following objectives:
EwasteR is a project that will develop and try to establish a new high quality interdisciplinary curriculum in the recycling of electronic waste and management of re-use in the sector in Europe, creating the link between the production phase and the unloading phase of a product for fostering a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship, as well as generating opportunities for mobility and employability. The new profile, more professional for those working in the sector, will help the development of the recycling and reuse of electronic waste sector and will contribute to raising awareness about the value of reuse and its contribution to sustainable social and economic development.
The EwasteR Consortium consists of 13 organizations from 4 different countries - Cyprus, Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom - is supported by the Directive 2002/96 / EC on electrical waste and electronic equipment (WEEE) and Directive 2012/19 / EE on WEEE - which will work for three years with the following objectives:
• Identify current qualifications and professional profiles across Europe that are relevant to the field of electronic waste recycling and re-use management, the exchange of experiences, practices and strategies to raise awareness among key stakeholders, on the potential reuse to generate income and job opportunities.
• Develop a new professional qualification, using EU criteria (ECVET-EQAVET), which offers relevant knowledge and skills for the recycling of electronic waste and management of reuse, professionals who will be trained through the innovative experience of VET (classroom, school of open management, virtual mobility) and work-based learning activities (shadowing Labs)
LIFE WEEE was invited to the conference and gave a communication on the actions that will be developed and on what is expected in terms of results.