The CLEAN-kWAT project consortium is unified by a main goal & is organized on the basis of the different partners backgrounds and experience. This approach will ensure wide platform for preparation of all project activities. The consortium includes 8 partners from 5 countries – TR, SP, HU, RS and GE, and is composed of 3 Universities, 2 Research & Training Centre, 1 NGO & 2 SME's.
Its structure follows hierarchic principles, governed by the Project Management Board (PMB), leaded by a Project Coordinator. The Board includes the contact persons of each partner and is responsible for the performance of the project operational phases. The National Partner Offices (NPOs) are responsible for coordination and performance of the project work at local basis. The dissemination and use activities are assigned to Project Dissemination and Use Group (PDUG) and project quality management - to Quality Management Unit (QMU).
The structure of the consortium relies on main players and facilitators from the supporting network. The main players are responsible for wide spreading and optimization of the project outcomes at national and international level. As representatives of decision makers, VET professionals, and social partners, the supporting network participants facilitate the project performance. The main project consortium consists of members with different background and long term experience in various national and European programmes – LdV, Socrates, 6FP and 7FP, NATO and others. Partners have the necessary capacity, experience and competence, and on the basis of their competence the project activities are distributed.
The consortium infrastructure and connections with formal/non-formal education sector ensure direct contact with the target audience. The contacts with SMEs from the same sector help for product testing and feedback analysis.
T.C. Giresun Üniversitesi
Giresun University (GRU) is one of the reputable universities in Black Sea region with 13 faculties, 3 Institutes, 6 Higher Schools, 11 Vocational Higher Schools and a State Conservatory.
Besides that the university has important research capacity with 9 Research Centers, among them, several important are:
1- Continuing Education Research and Application Center,
2- Problems of Women, Reseach and Application Center,
3- Career Guidance and Information Research and Application Center,
4- Karadeniz Strategic Research and Application Center.
5- Environmental Research, Application and Clean Production Center
In addition to these education and research structure, international studies and relations are managed by following offices
- Erasmus Exchange Office,
- Mevlana Exchange Office,
- Foreign Relations Office,
- EU Framework Office,
ORKON INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING TRAINING CONSULTING CO.INC.
Orkon is an international engineering, training, consulting and project design organisation in Turkey. It works in infrastructure, electrical, water, environmental and transportation projects ; design the environmental, electrical & water projects to Ministry of Hydraulics, Bank of Province & Municipalities and highways & state-roads projects to General Directorate of Highways in Turkey. Inthe scope of water, environmental & electrical projects, it is experienced in the design of water and waste water networks, water distribution lines, sewage collectors, drinking water and waste water treatment plants, storm and drainage projects & their electrical designs & projects. Comparison of the systems are realized in the design of the projects and the projects to obtain the greener system suitable for the environment fulfilling the rules of the 3 principles of the engineering : economy, esthetic and safety are considered in the designs of the projects. ORKON will use its experience also in this CLEAN-kWAT project by using its know-how in the environmental, civil & electrical engineering fields and combine its experience with the energy subject.
Gazi University is one of the few universities whose history dates back to 1920s in Turkey. Also, it is one of the largest universities with faculties from education to communication, from fine arts to engineering, sports to forestry, medicine to pharmacy, dentistry to science as well as economics to technology. Gazi University educational facilities is spread out in five different campuses. With 80,000 students and more than 7,000 staff (academic, technical and administrative) the university on par with the world average in terms of the number of students per instructor. Also Gazi is very decisive and ambitious in fulfilling the requirements of the Bologna Process to which Turkey became a party to in 2001. The university started a bilateral cooperation for student and academic staff mobility immediately after receiving Erasmus University Charter in 2004. In 2005, GAZI University became active member of the European Universities Association (EUA).
RENEWABLES ACADEMY (RENAC) AG
The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), based in Berlin, Germany, is one of the leading international providers of education and training in the fields of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE). Our workshops and courses cover the whole value chain of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency measures. We cover topics and skills needed from financing, managing, engineering, assessing, implementing, designing and maintaining renewable energy systems and energy efficiency measures. We provide our clients with an understanding of the issues and challenges, as well as the skills to implement renewable energy projects on and off the electricity grid. Furthermore, RENAC trainings are tailored to our customer’s needs. We believe that training and knowledge transfer has to be directly catered to the specific country and organizational framework conditions. Thus, the analysis of training needs is a standard element of our work. We therefore provide for a wide variety of training techniques and methodologies and similarly we train our participants to be able to deal with and optimize context-specific issues.
Our goal is to equip our course participants for the challenges of real projects through an intense and absorbing training experience. Therefore all our courses are designed so that the material can be readily put into practice. RENAC provides instruction on those topics that are decisive for the market growth and for the broader use of renewable energies and energy efficiency measures, such as financing, legal aspects, contracts and monitoring.
Kali Enerji Mühendislik İnşaat Eğitim Danismanlik Sanayii ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi
Kali Energy Solutions Co.aims to find the best solutions which fulfill latest technical and contractual standards in power supply industry and in all infrastructure sectors, which are economically and ecologically sound, socio-politically meaningful and which ensure long-term sustainability. In order to raise awareness on the carbon agenda, climate change and sustainability, Kali works in cooperation with both the national and international enterprises. With the wide range of services concerning energy, environment, health and safety
and sustainability, KALIENERGY assists her clients in regulating their energy and emissions, developing projects, and sketching and performing sustainable solutions.
KALIENERGY has the experience of project management in EU funded TA & Supervision projects.
Asociacion Amigos de Europa Leonardo da Vinci
AELV is a non profit association. This association has as its mission the Exchange of individuals, mostly Young people, at EU and third countries, to promote training, support and technical expertise, artistic and cultural activities, social and political awareness as well as putting them together with institutions, companies and other entities to encourage and support integration of these individuals in the labour market. AELV purpose is to promote awareness of a Europe of the people, based on training and knowledge of other cultures, as well as promoting of activities consistent with the conservation of nature and the promotion of the sustainable development.
Because AELV is convinced that the best strategy of preserving the nature and culture is promoting the sustainable development through the education.
AELV since its founding in 1998 by participating in the mobility program Leonardo da Vinci has been improving its management system in mobility programs, transfer of innovation and partnership, programs on both sending and receiving, participating in conferences and seminars as an example of good management and quality mobility programs.
AELV's main purpose is the sustainable development, then we have participated in several project about friendly environment agriculture, building strong network of organization related agriculture and environment covering the expectation of the target group and the project.
The fixed staff is 5 people, and are members of the association about 75 people and different organization.
UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU
The University of Belgrade is ranked among top 500 universities in Shanghai University list in 2014 (position 301-400). The University has 89,000 students and 4,500 teaching staff and associates. Faculty of Mechancial Engineering, as part of the University of Belgrade, is mainly educational and research public institution. It involves about 3,000 students and 220 teaching staff. There are three levels of education: undergraduate academic studies (Bachelor’s), graduate academic studies (Master’s) and Ph.D studies.
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade, performs basic, applied, development and scientific research to improve education and scientific research in the areas of production engineering and application computers, machinery (transport, construction and mining machinery), agricultural mechanical engineering, motor vehicles and trailers, thermodynamics, thermal power, hydropower, railway engineering, shipbuilding, aviation, military mechanical engineering, weapons systems, process technology, thermal science engineering, HVAC systems, automated management, plant design and factory plants, transportation and process systems, industrial engineering, management, biomedical engineering, nanotechnology, food engineering, applied fluid mechanics, general machine construction, combustion, mechanical materials, tribology, labour and environment. Some of the expertise of the organization are:
• Organizing scientific conferences and seminars, cooperation with educational, scientific and other organizations at home and abroad.
• Performing teaching educational and research activities aimed at improving science and collaboration with industry and other organizations to solve basic, applied scientific problems, studies, expertise and other professional and scientific assignements
ENERGIAKLUB SZAKPOLITIKAI INTEZET MODSZERTANI KOZPONT EGYESULET
Energiaklub was established in 1990 as an environmental association. By now it has become a leading “think and do” organization in the field of sustainable energy in Hungary. Its work concentrates on climate and energy policy by addressing energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, climate mitigation and adaptation, conventional energy sources, as well as good governance in these fields.Energiaklub conducts research activities, develops local and regional Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) and climate strategies, provides training courses/counselling, and carries out communication campaigns with the aim to make policy-makers, municipality decision-makers, energy producers or consumers regard energy in a different way.
Energiaklub presently works with 14 professionals (economists, engineers, lawyers and teachers)