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ALPER Project meeting in Pamplona/Navarre Idoia Arteta

The third meeting for the ALPER project took place in Navarre (Spain) on 2 and 3 May. The Foundation for the Training in Renewable Energies (CENIFER) hosted the meeting. The Meeting was took place with the participation of Deputy Governor Mr. Ali SÖZEN, Provincial Director of National Eduvation Mr. Nevzat İSPİRLİ, Mr. Kemal ARSLAN, Mr. Aziz GÜNEROĞLU, Mr. Mehmet İlker BEBEK and Mr. Alper Önder DÖNER (Atatürk Vocational Education HighSchool);Ms.Sibel BAŞAKÇILARDAN KABAKÇI and Ms. Merve Nazlı BORAND (Yalova University); Mr. Fatih DURMUŞ, Ms. Arzu YİĞİT and Mr. Halil DEMİR (Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality); Mr. Adem ÇALIKER and Mr. Serkan YİĞİT (Fevziye Tezcan Vocational High School); Mr. Ömer Faruk Metin (Governorship of Kocaeli).


The first day of work was dedicated to monitoring the project and planning the next activities. Among other things, Aziz Güner from the Ataturk Professional Training Centre, leader of the project, informed the partners that the National Agency of Turkey had approved the report corresponding to the first year of work.


7 The second day consisted of a seminar on the training of trainers. Of the countries in the consortium, Spain has the most advanced education systems in the field of renewable energies. For that reason, Idoia Arteta and Amaya Piérola from CENIFER, opened the session by presenting the partners from Turkey, Greece and Lithuania how the Renewable Energy Professional Training System is organised in Spain. They later explained to the group what methods are used in Spain in the training of trainers, making special mention of the internships of professional training teachers at companies and the technical perfection courses of teaching staff. Lastly, they showed the technical perfection courses for teachers taught at CENIFER.

needs and expectations of teachers who attend this type of training. The group then visited the CENIFER installations, allowing the teachers to observe the organisation of the classrooms and workshops and the equipment necessary for effective training in renewable energies.

After the visit, the session ended by Agreeing on the dates of the next consortium meeting (26 and 27 August) on the island of Lesbos (Greece).

In the second part of the of the seminar, Sibel Kabakci, professor at the University of Yalova, responsible for the “Curriculum in Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency” and “Training of Trainers” work packages, laid out the needs of the Training of Trainers Guide so that it may be in line with the training curriculum developed in the ALPER project. After the intervention, a debate was initiated to reach an agreement on the content of said guide and plan the reach of the next training of trainers sessions in Greece and Turkey.

The third and last part of the seminar began with the presentation by Esther Vivancos, collaborating teacher at CENIFER who gives technical perfection courses, who transmitted to those attending the




Particularity of education in renewable energy sector Prof. Dr. Stasys Paulauskas

Strategic Self-Management Institute and Innovations Company Eksponente is participating in Leonardo da Vinci programme projects related to working out education programmes on Renewable energy projects e-WindTech, EMPRES, ELOMPRES and ALPER. This very interesting and useful work needs to evaluate some specific features of introduction of such new qualifications into conventional education systems of EU States.

Analytical character of relations between a human and surroundings is changing to synthetic intentions to summarise divided during analysis world in complex structures of higher quality. United Nations and European Community highest world outlook and methodology of Sustainable development requires to synthesise economic, ecologic and social priorities with responsibility against nowadays and future generations. This mean, that education system in all levels should be transited from separate education of philosophy, economy, sociology, etc., to synthetic sustainable development methodology.


First of all renewable energy activities requires complex scope of knowledge, related to different traditional branches of education. Conventional education is divided in traditional disciplines as physics, chemistry, techniques, mechanics, electricity, electronics, biology, economics, sociology, etc. Practical investigation of ongoing Renewable energy market shows that traditionally educated specialists don’t meet requirement of this new branch of human activity. Knowledge and skills synthesis in RES sector requires changing analytical approach to synthetic. Transiting from lowest biogenic demands (A.Maslow) to higher second level of human needs humanity should change Economic paradigm, which was useful for “hungry” society, to Sustainable development paradigm, in which main people interest are concentrating to safe and healthy life.


Sustainable development is not only prospective approach, but very efficient criterion and tool for define right directions of development of the society and to choose the most appropriate technologies and its sets. Sustainable development approach provides, that only safe for environment and human’s technologies should be used. So, nuclear, burning related and not fully controllable technologies should be excluded from human plans. Sustainable development approaches meets natural wind, solar and water energy. At analytical stage different kinds of renewable energy are analysing as equally possible alternative activities, such biomass, biogas, wind, solar, water. Conventional education tries to teach and prepare specialist on RES, who has knowledge of mentioned separate branches. However further


6 development is going on trough synthesis and sustainable choice of the most appropriate sets of energy: Gross and Small energy sets. First of them is large offshore wind energy, interconnected trough trans-European HVDC cables, and large scale energy storage facilities as hidro pumping and compressed air devices. Small energy sets is the Smart home system as decentralised energy production, safe and consumption scope. Electric car there is provided as transport and electricity storage device. Taking into account, that each starting to work out educational programme will take 2-3 years for preparing curriculum and learning materials, education will be operated 3 years and absolvent of a school will start to use received knowledge in 2-3 years, overall scope of time is 7-9 years. So, starting to prepare educational programme on RES we should imagine and forecast knowledge structure and content which will be needed no earlier as 7-9 years ahead.

Practical involving in INTERREG IIIa and South Baltic programmes projects POWER, SB-OFF.E.R., RESChains, LED, etc., Strategic Self-Management Institute find out that renewable energy market needs not conventional specialists, but people who has modern synthetic knowledge and skill. Offshore energy technicians should be armed with modern knowledge of sustainable development, technical, economic, ecological and social abilities. ("Smart" offshore wind energy requires of sustainable development specialists’’).



The field of renewable energy technology in Kocaeli Aziz Güneroğlu

İzmit Atatürk Technical and Industrial Vocational High School is opened in the fields of solar and wind energy as the first and only in Turkey and admit students according to the results of SBS exam in 2012- 2013 academic year and started education. Technical Teachers of this field wrote around 60 course module books to be taught in our Country and continue writing.

To build an independent Renewable Energy Anatolian Technical High school and Excellence Training Center in İzmit, with the support Governorship of Kocaeli and the Provincial Directorate of National Education, Kocaeli University Faculty of Architecture and Design completed the design of the school. Once the school is built, it will be the first accomplished one in Turkey. From the training complex, workshop plan of a simple solar and wind energy system can be seen.




ALPER PROJECT OUTLOOK ALPER Project is funded under the scope of Lifelong Learning Programme of European Commission. Main objective of the project is to transfer Vocational Education studies on ‘Renewable Energy’ in European Union Member countries to our country and city (Kocaeli/Turkey). The project includes nine partner institutions from Turkey, Spain, Lithuania and Greece. Should partners of the project are listed according to their areas of activity, these institutions are: Technical and Vocational Training High School, Educational Institutions, Local Government, University (Energy Systems Engineering), Renewable Energy Research Institute, and Scientific Research and Consultancy Company.


Project partners are respectively; Ataturk Technical and Vocational High Schol, Provincial Directorate for National Education of Kocaeli, Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, Yalova University – Department of Energy Engineering, Fevzıye Tezcan Technical and Vocational High Schol (Turkey); AINTEK, 5th High School of Muyeline (Greece); Foundation for the Training in Renewable Energies (FFER-CENIFER) (Spain); Joint Stock Company “Eksponente” (Lithuania).



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ALPER is a project which funded by European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Program to improve the quality and attractiveness of Vocational E...