In order to improve education and raise public awareness of topics related to waste management and environmental protection, the company MITECO and the College of Applied Sciences – Belgrade Polytechnics, signed the Agreement on networking in the project „Cooperation between the private and public sectors to reform the curriculum in the area of waste management“.
MITECO AND BELGRADE POLYTECHNICS SIGNED THE AGREEMENT ON COOPERATION
Two main goals of the project are: to improve the education related to waste management, promote and strengthen the existing higher education in Serbia, as well as to raise public awareness of the importance of overall waste management process and the possibilities for social development and poverty reduction.
For these goals to be achieved, the long-term institutional and organizational cooperation between the signatories includes several important activities. Firstly, they will cooperate in the collection, systematization and examination of scientific material and practical experiences in the area of waste management. The incentive to adopt a new methodological approach in the realization of the curriculum in the area of waste management, as well as the development of a new ITC platform for interactive training and learning will be some of the activities. When it comes to raising public awareness of these topics, the broadest public will be introduced to waste management indicators and the most significant decisions at the national level which are directly and indirectly related to the area. Providing support for the establishment of laboratories – centers for environmental protection and holding courses for all interested parties will also be one of the activities.
As a part of its strategic orientation to support scientific, educational and cultural initiatives of broader importance, MITECO recognized the potential of the project „Cooperation between the private and public sectors to reform the curriculum in the area of waste management“, whose envisaged activities will be performed by October 2018, by which time the project will be completed as well.