Reference 528117-LLP-1-2012-1-FR-LEONARDO-LMP
Title Provide Instructions and Resources for Assessment and Training in Earth Building
Main Area  
Funding Framework EU - Leonardo da Vinci DOI project - Lifelong Learning Programme
Funding (€) 400 k€
Starting date 2013-2015
Principal Contractor  
Participating Institutions CRAterre + FASBA + EBUK + ESTEPA + FCT-NOVA (DEC/FCT/UNL) + others
Web site https://www.biwena.de/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/leonardo_PIRATE_Infos.pdf

For the first time, professionals of the construction sector and Universities from 8 European countries analyse together the crafts and trades already or potentially using earth as a building material, with the aim to develop:

  • a common-core syllabus for earthbuilding activities in traditional crafts and trades;
  • a European-wide earth building matrix of ECVET units with assessment criteria, for EQF levels 3 to 6, and compatible with ECTS, both for earth bricks masonry and monolithic earth walls, available in 8 languages;
  • guidelines for the process of certi!cation in each participating country, and with quali!cation already launched at least in 3 countries (FR, DE, UK), with due respect to ECVET principles and quality standards.