Summary of the Project

The aim of this project is to improve the university-enterprise cooperation in the process of creating a sustainable industry in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

To achieve this goal the partner universities will create a special courses on ustainable industry and thus enhance the LLL process and cooperation between industry and universities in the WB countries.

The environmental sustainability is rather a process than action. It is the process of making current processes sustainable in their interaction with the environment. The concept of sustainability requires such human activities which use only nature's resources at a rate at which they can be replenished naturally.

The aim of zero emission is maximum resource productivity and virtually no waste. To reach this goal the technologies and processes must be improved. This can be approached in a number of ways: by technological innovation, pollution prevention, cleaner production, by-product synergy, etc. All of these are ways of eliminating or minimazing all kind of emission, while preventing to cause harm to the environment and human health. It is proven, and there are numerous examples, that it can be a profitable goal.

Creating a zero emission industry is a great chalenge for EU. It enables sustainable development, a safe present and a safe future. At the same time it reduces significantly our energy and material resources. This way makes us less input dependent.

It is planned that Inventorizing and analyzing the status of knowledge in industry regarding the topics of the courses wiil be done first. Workshops will be held on Screening and analizing the status of knowledge in industry concerning sustainability.

In order to be well prepared for the course developing, the academic staff from PCU will go for one week in each EU country to have a retraining and updating session.

During the whole second year the courses will be developed. Three workshop are planned for this purpose. The EU partner will give their assistance, in order to have high qualty courses. The Chamber of commercies as well as industry will also be involved.

In third year the courses will be held for the staff from industry. After the end of the course Dissemmination conference is planned to be held at each partner university. The aim is to show the results and to attract new trainees. With the help of chambers of commerce the scheme of work will be done.

For each course written mteaching material will be prepared by the PCU staff. The written teachin material will be revised. At the end of the project planne will be work out for the next year.

The consortium is 3 EU unirsity from BE, GE and AT, 6 WB university from RS, BA and MK, 5 Chamber of commercies and 7 enterprise. Having in mind complexity of the topics of the issue that will be offered to industy to EU individual expert wee engaged.

One of the main Bolgna declaration is concered closer connection of universities and enterprises. The LLL and university-enterprise is also the strategy of WB countries and universities involved in this project.