Coordination of the Project : Stockholm Environment Institute – Tallin (SEI – Tallinn) (Estonia)

In addition to the coordination of the whole project, SEI-Tallinn supplements the  MOVE-IT! project with management skills as well as experiences in implementing an environmental management system. This includes expertise in EMAS Easy methodology, cluster forming, e-learning and e-coaching of SMEs. SEI-Tallinn also has experiences in  development of e-learning platforms.

 

KATE – Stuttgart (Germany) 

Centre for Ecology & Development in Stuttgart is an EMAS registered advisory and project organization. Key aspects of activity are sustainability management systems, CSR, international development cooperation and capacity building.

Currently, KATE coordinates a network of over 400 participating institutions and has moved onto a Sustainability Management Systems by linking environmental protection, social responsibility and economics. For the Sustainability Management System KATE has developed integrated management open source software and is also working with several electronic tools for capacity building.

 

Eco-Counseling Enterprise (Belgium) 

Eco-Counseling Enterprise scrl is an EMAS registered European-wide cooperative network focusing on sustainable management with emphasis on environmental issues. Eco-Counseling Enterprise has experience in capacity building for environmental consultants and civil servants and on the development of e-learning platforms. Eco-Counseling Enterprise has been coaching clusters of hotels towards implementation of ISO 14001 in Tunisia. In the MOVE-IT! project Eco-Counseling Enterprise worked on the adaptation of EMAS Easy to the specificities of the touristic sector and small regional clusters and also co-developed the vocational training.

 

Groupe One (Belgium) 

Groupe One is an EMAS registered NGO that offers consultancy in implementing environmental management systems (EMAS, label Enterprise Ecodynamique), training in sustainable development applied to enterprises, training in sustainable tourism (rural tourism) and has a sound experience in developing training tools (active learning methodologies) as well as  consultancy tools (environmental impact calculators,...). Groupe One has developed innovative solutions (based on global footprint calculator applied to organizations of the hotel sector) that will be useful to adapt and use as part of the environmental diagnostic as well as a set of benchmarking and communication tools for the clusters.

 

TIME Foundation (Bulgaria) 

The TIME Foundation promotes sustainable development, efficient management of natural resources, and environmental protection through institutional strengthening, consultancy aid, training workshops, fund-raising for environmental projects, and the facilitation of information exchanges between all levels of government, NGOs, private and state-run companies, academia, and the general public, in order to foster democratic decision-making.

TIME brings local knowledge and extensive experience in regional development planning to the consortium. In the past, TIME has implemented various projects related to environmental management, informing SMEs on how to work together for achieving sustainable livelihoods, organic farming, sustainable tourist practices, municipal and regional planning, etc.

Aeoliki – Ltd (Cyprus)

The main activities of Aeoliki Ltd include consultancy services with regards to environmental managements systems (ISO 14001, EMAS); environmental impacts assessments; energy studies; design of sewerage systems and solid waste management schemes; alternative energy management schemes. Aeoliki is one of the top 3 environmental consultancies in Cyprus and is managed by two directors with over 10 years in Cyprus and 18 years on hands working experience in Greece and in the Middle East. Aeoliki has hands-on tangible experience with the application of EMAS Easy methodology to eight SMEs of the tourism sector in Cyprus and two in Jordan.

 

Menschels Vitalresort was founded in 1928 as a health&spa business. It has been a member of the Wellness-Hotels-Deutschland since 1997 and a member of Bio-Hotels since 2004. Bio-Hotels offer 100% organic food, cooperate with local farmers, and focus on their waste and energy systems, all with the aim of making tourism ecological. In 2002, a spa area and an indoor pool was added to their 40 rooms accommodation in order to combine therapy, relaxation and wellness. Their competences in the medical field and ecological awareness raising support changes in the lifestyle of their guests.