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The Project Results
We are very happy to have the chance to share the project results from the Synergy Audit project.
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All results are made for openaccess and free of charge usage. Feel free to download the results and to spread them further to your networks.
The Synergy Audit Project started in September 2019 and have been a 3-years multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary transnational environmental innovation project. It have been run by us in One Planet together with a great team of project partners whom we are delighted to collaborate with and learn from (please take a look at our great partner organisations!) from South to North of Europe.
State of the Art
The first phase out of six phases in the project started with the project start in September 2019 with the State of the Art Phase.
In this phase we read in on environmental management and environmental audits along with EU and Global directives, climate change, contemporary historical perspectives on the environmental question and law, pedagogic in teachings about the environment and more …
From there we compiled the readings into text among the project members and thereby integrated the knowledge into the coming Synergy Audit Methodology and Train the Trainer Teaching.
We also had a chance to meet each other and introduce our organisations and the coming project time on the first Transnational meeting in the project.
The First Transnational Meeting in Stockholm, Autumn 2019
We also made a Synergy Audit logo!
Part of the State-of-the-art study
After having read studies on environment management system and environmental audit the project partners were asked to compile it to a collection of knowledge to learn from of which perspectives to integrate in the coming Synergy Audit methodology. Here follows a short part of the study compiled into a short text which could give an idea about the study and possibly some ideas on aspects that could be of help to consider in environmental quality management work. We hope that the text can help to open some ideas and if you would like to get in touch with the project we are so happy to share ideas with you regarding environment quality management work (see email below).
Collection of Best Practices
The second phase, Collection of Best Practices, of the project started with a digital two days meeting among the partners due to the Covid19 pandemic that by this time had hit on global level. In this phase we have been collecting the best practices from private-, public- and NGO organisations in Europe by reaching out and talking to organisations about their experiences of environmental- and energy audits. We are at the moment busy collecting practices!
Mapping of Best Practises
The Best Practises phase
The Best Practises phase became a successful event where the
partner organisations by connecting to a multidisciplinary set of organisations
in the EU amongst which SME private organisations, NGO charitable organisations,
top ranked university organisations and big industry could get a wide and deep
input into the positive aspects of using environmental management systems like
ISO 14001 and EMAS III amongst others.
The project decided to also integrate and assess input from
the teaching field on how to best perform teachings within environmental
organisations and audits.
Furthermore, the project decided to include the possible negative aspects of integration of environmental organisations, and specifically, in the role of the environmental audits phase withing environmental management.
Example of the most common findings in the Collections of Best Practices Phase.
In between the Transnational Project Meetings there is necessary to have web meetings to connect and share ideas. On this specific web meeting we discussed and shared the outcome of collection of good practices.
All above information was taken further to the Methodology
Phase where …
Building a Synergy Audit Methodology
The Methodology Phase
… the knowledge input from the State-of-the-art and Best Practices phase have been integrated into a coming Synergy Audit Methodology which will take shape in e.g., train-the-trainer events and written digital material (English). If you are interested in getting to know more about the trainer and/or written material please contact a partner organisation.
A schedule of a coming 5-days train-the-trainer event for coming environmental auditors have been shaped and we are simultaneously continuing the shaping of an e-learning tool which will carry out learning on environmental auditing in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary Synergy Audit fashion, by the guidance of the expertise in CARDET. For more information about the coming e-learning tool please contact CARDET or One Planet.
Elaboration of Synergy Audit Training Material
The training phase
The elaboration of the coming Learning Teaching and Training Event which in the project is named to Train the Trainer Education is on going and by usage of the results from the previous phases (see above) the Synergy Audit Methodology is combining the education into a written shape.
Further, we have decided to increase the e-learning tool to elaborate on two e-games instead of one by leadership of CARDET. The e-learning games are looking at and explaining two scenarios on how to perform environmental audits in a Small Medium Company and in a Municipality.
The Fifth Transnational Meeting hosted by EcoFellows Ltd. have just taken place in the project and at it we decided to make the first Train the Trainer Education (March 14-24, 2022) an Online Synergy Audit Education due to the on going pandemics.
Learning,Teaching and Training Event
The first Pilot Learning, teaching and training event of the Synergy Audit Training Methodology have been performed online between the 14th-24th of March 2022.
On the event partners of the Synergy Audit project had the chance to teach and learn about ways to support environmental management and internal environmental audits from an interdisciplinary perspective. The training was a very positive event and the trainees reviewed it as successful and knowledge filled!
Also, the E-learning tool in shape of games for learning about how to perform internal environmental audits were launched to test during the training event with a very positive result and is now getting finalized.
Now we are heading further to improve the Pilot training toward a Finalized Learning, teaching and training event of the Synergy Audit Training Methodology which will take place in July 2022.
Online Multiplier Event
We would like to spread the awareness of the training methodology and about the E-learning tool that have been elaborated in the project and hav therefore been inviting private, public and NGO organisations in Cyprus, Greece, from Sweden and Finland by an online global event and on the 30th of August the project partners from Italy will have the chance to spread knowledge about the results of the Synergy Audit project.
Please contact us for registering to the event, you are much welcome!
Stakeholders of Synergy Audit
The Synergy Audit Project have been elaborating on an open access and free of charge methodology for private-, public- and NGO organisations to use. Along the project time several communicative tools for usage have been elaborated. The tools will all be in English and some will also be able to find translated to Finnish, Greek, Italian and Swedish.
Invitation of stakeholders and interests for at location, hybrd and online meetings from Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Italy and Sweden have taken part for the chance to spread the results and to get valuable feedback from the stakehlders about the project and on how your organisation can gain from it in your environment quality management work.
If you would like to be a stakeholder of Synergy Audit, get the results of the project and join the Synergy Audit Global Network please contact us by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you!