Bus.Trainers participates in CINCOS’18, the Portuguese Congress of Innovation on Sustainable Construction

The Portuguese partner LNEG presented, on 7 December, the Bus.Trainers project along with its others ongoing initiatives in CINCOS’18, the Congress of Innovation on Sustainable Construction, organized by Cluster Sustainable Habitat. An organization that brings together various entities, including: companies, municipalities, research centers and others actors linked to the value chain of construction.

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Bus.Trainers celebrated the fifth Partnership meeting, in Malta

The Maltese municipality of Birgu has been the place chosen by the European consortium to celebrate the fifth meeting of the Bus.Trainers project, belonging to the Erasmus+ program, from 7th to 9th November. The meeting was attended by representatives of the different entities that are part of the project, from Malta, Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal.

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Malta Intelligent Energy Management Agency (Miema)



The Intelligent Energy Management Agency of Malta (Miema) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources. It is part of the European network of Energy Agencies IEE, which was established in 2007 through the funds received from the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) program with several Maltese public institutions.

In the last ten years, Miema has implemented more than 20 European projects, all related to sustainable energy, under a range of different programs. Its engineers have carried out numerous energy audits and provided advice on clean energy issues to local councils and other public entities. Some of their projects included the installation of photovoltaic systems and energy efficiency measures in 35 low-income households (Elih-Med), the awarding of the European Energy Award to four Local Councils of Malta (MEDEEA), the development of training courses in energy (BUS-High, BUS-Trainers, SEOP, EHCmap, Eneplan, Eresplan) and the implementation of a smart energy pilot network (Empower), among others. Currently, Miema has ongoing projects funded through the Interreg Europe, Interreg MED, Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ programs.

After moving its campus office from the University of Malta to Valletta, the board of directors decided to broaden the scope of the agency’s activities to address broader issues related to the environment and climate change. It is also in the process of developing higher education courses on environmental management.


Address: 9C, Mikiel Anton Vassalli Street, Valletta (Malta).
Website: http://miema.org
Contact email: info@miema.org

The Gozo Business Chamber (GBC)



The Gozo Chamber of Commerce was founded by public deed on December 20, 1999, to promote the common interests of commercial operators in Gozo.

The Chamber is administered by a Council that is elected every two years and is composed of a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Public Relations Officer, a Membership Officer and other members representing the different sections, as well as Executive Director.

A representative of the Chamber of Commerce and Business of Malta is a member of the GBC Board and a GBC representative is a member of the MCOCE Board.

The Chamber of Commerce of Gozo is a corporate member of the Chamber of Commerce and Business of Malta, an ordinary member of the Network of Insular Chambers of Commerce of the European Union (Insuleur) and a founding member of the European Observatory of Island Tourism.


Address: 27, Republic Street, Victoria VCT 1014, Gozo (Malta).
Website: http://www.gozobusinesschamber.org/
Contact email: info@gozobusinesschamber.org

The Small Enterprises’ Institute of the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants (IME GSEVEE)



The Small Business Institute of the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants (IME GSEVEE) is a non-profit organization that carries out studies and surveys on micro enterprises and SMEs in the Greek economy.

It was founded in December 2006 on the initiative of GSEVEE, becoming its scientific advisor in the field of economic and social policy.

IME GSEVEE addresses the issues of growth, employment, taxes, competition, security, as well as other issues that concern small businesses.

On behalf of GSEVEE, it observes the strategies that government implements and evaluates the progress of operational programs. In addition, it constitutes the GSEVEE entity that deals with lifelong learning, and cooperates closely with the GSEVEE Vocational Training Centre (KEK GSEVEE), which develops and implements professional training actions.


Address: 46, Aristotelous str. GR-104 33. Athens (Greece).
Website: http://www.imegsevee.gr

Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (Cres)



The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Savings (Cres), designated as the national focal point in its area of activity, is the Greek organization for renewable energy resources (RER), the rational use of energy (RUE) and savings of energy (SE).

Cres was founded in September 1987 by Presidential Decree 375/87. It is a public entity, supervised by the Ministry of Environment and Energy and has financial and administrative independence.

Its main objective is the research and promotion of RER/RUE/SE applications at national and international level, as well as the support of related activities, taking into account the principles of sustainable development.

The Centre is managed by a seven-member Administrative Council, which includes representatives of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports), the Public Energy Corporation and the Hellenic Business Federation.

Cres has a scientific team of more than 120 highly qualified and experienced multidisciplinary scientists and engineers. Its organizational structure is made up of the following units: Renewable Energy Sources Division, Energy Efficiency Division, Energy Planning and Policy Division, Development Programs Division, Financial and Administrative Services Division; in addition to two separate offices, Office of Quality Assurance and Legal Services.


Address: 19th km Marathonos Ave, 19009, Pikermi Attiki (Greece).
Website: http://www.cres.gr/
Contact email: cres@cres.gr

National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG)



The National Energy and Geology Laboratory (LNEG) is an R & D institution focused on meeting the needs of society and companies. Betting on sustainable research, through the generation of knowledge in the Portuguese territory.

At the same time it grows internationally and guarantees having an adequate response to the needs of the business sector in its areas of competence. It generates science in energy and geology, with a view to its application in competitive advanced solutions.

The LNEG makes available to the interested parties the competences of the institution so that they can be exploited in the technological development of the country, promoting the establishment of new national and international alliances, highlighting those held with the industry, administration and other partner institutions of the national and international scientific system.

This National Laboratory works for the interaction with society, with intervention in the areas of Energy and Geology, assisting the government in public policies.


Address: Estrada do Paço do Lumiar, 22. 1649-038 Lisboa (Portugal).
Website: http://www.lneg.pt/
Contact email: info@lneg.es

Centre for the Professional Education and Training of Civil Construction and Public Works of the South (Cenfic)



Centre for the Professional Education and Training of Civil Construction and Public Works of the South, approved through Ordinance No. 492/87, of June 12.

It is an entity endowed with legal personality of public law, non-profit, with administrative and financial autonomy and its own assets.

Founded by an agreement between the Institute of Employment and Vocational Training, the Association of Industrial Building Construction and the Association of Construction Companies, Public Works and Services.

Cenfic is a reference entity in Portugal, within the scope of Vocational Training and professional certification, particularly in the construction sector:

It provides the conditions that make possible the formation in the professions of the business world in the industry, as well as the professional certification, looking for suitable answers to the needs of companies and collaborators.


Address: Av. Severiano Falcão 116, Prior Velho (Portugal).
Website: http://www.cenfic.pt/
Contact email: cenfic@cenfic.pt

Institute for Professional and Vocational Training in construction sector (Formedil)



The Institute for professional Vocational Training in construction sector -Formedil- was born in 1980, promoted by the key industry associations of the construction sector, signatories of the collective agreement (ANCE, Feneal Uil, Filca CISL, CGIL FILLEA), who participate in the same condition in the management of Formedil.

In Italy, Vocational Training specialized in the construction sector is established by a national system of joint training regulated by national collective labour agreements of industry, cooperatives, small businesses and crafts.

The objective of Formedil is the promotion, application and coordination at the national level of training, qualification and recycling in the construction sector carried out by the training centres of the industry. The training activities are carried out by building local schools according to the needs of the local labour market.

Formedil promotes agreements and memoranda of understanding with public bodies responsible for education training and education issues; and participates in national and international projects that favour, in particular, the students and professors of specialized training centres in construction.


Address: Via Guattani, 24. 00161 Rome (Italy).
Website: www.formedil.it
Contact email: formedil@formedil.it