LaWEEda - Latin American-European network on waste electrical and electronic equipment research, development and analyses

  • Bates, Margaret (PI)
  • Tudor, Terry (PI)
  • Maxwell, Louise (PI)
  • Cox, Paul (PI)

    Project Details


    An Erasmus+ funded project developing innovative tools to raise knowledge and understanding regarding waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), in Brazil and Nicaragua.

    This goal will be achieved by developing demand driven educational products for use in CPD and academic education in the area of e-waste management supported by respective educational tools adapted to the special demand in Nicaragua and Brazil. Furthermore, the structuring and establishment of a university-business collaboration and trainings center in both partner countries will add an official and sustainable frame for the training and the collaboration.

    The overarching aims of the project are to

    promote the take-up of practical entrepreneurial experiences in education and training of Universities and Trainings Organizations in Brazil and Nicaragua in the area of e-waste management

    support HEIs in Brazil and Nicaragua to modernize and internationalize the academic and non-academic training of engineers and technicians by establishing an education concept for e-waste management

    improve the level of competences and skills in HEIs by developing innovative educational programs

    improve the quality of higher education and significantly enhance its relevance for the labor market and society

    connect the academic world and the industry in the area of e-waste management between Brazil and Nicaragua as well as the EU.'

    Layman's description

    The main aim of the Erasmus+ project “LaWEEEda” is to increase the capacities of universities and training organizations in Brazil and Nicaragua for delivering modern high quality academic education and CPD training in the area of e-waste management and entrepreneurial skills.
    Effective start/end date1/01/1631/12/19