BDS and ASRO elaborated 46 training modules on standards for microcredential courses

The Bulgarian Institute for Standardization (BDS) and the Romanian Standards Association (ASRO), in partnership with four universities, are successfully advancing in the implementation of the project “B-Green-ED - Boosting the Green Future via University Micro-Credentials”, funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission.

The main objective of the project is to support the European green economy and the efforts for achieving climate neutrality through the development of innovative practices for teaching standardization in higher education. The action also aims to increase awareness about the strategic value of the standardization and is in line with the EU Strategy on Standardization, CEN and CENELEC Strategy 2030, as well as ISO Strategy 2030.


In the frames of the project, BDS and ASRO, in collaboration with the project academia partners, developed micro-credential courses on standardization and standards for university students. The knowledge to be acquired in the courses will be used in their future professional work in support of the green objectives.


17 experts from BDS and 4 experts from ASRO elaborated learning modules in English on 46 different standards, for a total of nearly 1300 pages. The materials for the standards are used for setting up12 microcredential courses on various topics: among them, circular economy; renewable energy sources and energy systems; risk management in bioeconomy; carbon footprint assessment; quality and environmental management systems; waste management and industrial pollution control; and social responsibility.


The courses cover between 3 and 6 standards and are of differing duration. The maximum number of credits they are intended for is 4 credits (100 academic hours).

Based on the materials provided by BDS and ASRO, the university professors developed the training content of the courses. There are uploaded on an online training platform, where the courses will be piloted during the second semester of the academia year. All learning objects will be translated into the national languages of the participating partner organizations.


For more information, please visit B-Green-ED or contact Rositsa GEORGIEVA – BDS, and Mihaela Pitu - ASRO.


This article is part of our special series dedicated to the European Year of Skills: through a series of articles and interviews with standardization professionals, experts and business leaders coming from a variety of background, throughout the year we will explore the interaction between innovation, skills and standardization in some of the most relevant sectors for Europe’s long-term competitiveness. You can read the other articles related to the campaign here.


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