Energy Agency Province of Cadiz experts have attended to a Train the Trainers course on GPP, in Brussels (Belgium). This 3 days course was taught by experts from ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, a nonprofit international organism with a wide expertise on training and consultancy on GPP in local entities and municipalities.
APEC’s staff was trained together with others European Energy Agencies´ experts (Province of Cosenza, Italy; Black Sea region, Bulgaria; Norrbotten in Sweden; Pormuje Region, Slovenia and Riga Regions in Latvia), which allowed become familiar with sustainability criteria used in GPP procedures, as well as with different techniques to energize training sessions and recommendations about how to develop training material.
The main target of these training sessions was to improve attendee’s capacity to teach on GPP in their respective regions. Within the next weeks the Agency will define a GPP Institutionalization Strategic Plan in the province of Cadiz, including training workshops and other activities addressed specifically to public staff.
This training activity is developed as the European initiative GreenS, framed in the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020 founded by EU which main aim is to strengthen capacity of public authorities and workers to successfully apply GPP policies with special attention to energy consumers’ goods and services.