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1. Project „Development Training of English, German and Greek in the Bulgarian Vocational Curricular System, No. BG/00/B/P/LA/132035, programme Leonardo da Vinci
The project is aimed at language training of students and technical staff working in the Woodworking and Forest Industry where the structural changes are ongoing process in the last decade. The aim of the project is to expand the language skills of the students and technical staff, as according to the White Paper “Teaching and Learning: Towards the Learning Society” of the European Commission (1995), the ability to communicate in more than one Community language is crucial in the context of employability, lifelong learning and increased globalization. The respective training tools, assisting the training process, were developed.  
Project completion: 2004
Project Contractor: Prof. Veselin Brezin
 
2. Project “European and National Framework on Forest Protection - Training for Forest Monitoring and Audit (TFMA)”, No. BG/04/B/F/PP-166027, programmeLeonardo da Vinci
The project is aimed at training for forest monitoring and audit in order to support the EU policy for protection of forests and environment. To achieve these aims the project partners developed multimedia training tool, including important information about the European and country-specific legislative framework, connected with the development of Forestry, as well as training methodology in the field of forest monitoring and audit.
Project completion: 2006
Project Contractor: Prof. Veselin Brezin
 
3.Project „The Language of Safety and Health Signs and Signals in Wood Industry”, No. 134575-LLP-2007-1-BG-Leonardo-LMP
The project is financed by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme, Subprogramme Leonardo da Vinci.
The project was implemented in four European countries – Bulgaria, Greece, Sweden and Slovakia and developed training methodology and materials for lifelong learning for vocational college students, university students and professionals in Wood Industry and SMEs in relation to the language of safety and health signs and signals.
The goal is to further train existing and future professionals in the field of Wood Industry in order to improve their qualification skills and provide safe, healthy and more productive working environment in accordance with the objectives of the Community Strategy 2007 – 2012.
Project completion: 2009
Project Contractor: Prof. Veselin Brezin
 
4. Project “BEST - Language Support to Vocational Education and Training in Bulgarian, English, Spanish, Turkish and Romanian”, No. 2008-1-BG-LEO05-00458
The project is financed by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme, Subprogramme Leonardo da Vinci.
The project is implemented in five European countries: Bulgaria, Romania, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom. 
BEST project aims to develop an e-learning tool, including a picture glossary of terms in Bulgarian, English, Spanish, Turkish and Romanian languages, and covering the following six key topics: construction, construction management, energy efficiency and renewable energy resources, environment and environmental protection, electricity, ICT. The outcomes of the project will be applicable both in vocational schools and in any short-term or long-term vocational training of company staff as well used as reference for individuals employed in the related sectors.
 
5. Project “Vocational English Training for Woodworking Industry (VETWOOD)”, No. 2009-1-BG1-LEO05-01646
 
The project is financed by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme, Subprogramme Leonardo da Vinci.

The project is implemented in five European countries - Bulgaria, Greece, Sweden, Slovakia and Austria and is aimed at developing training methodology and materials for lifelong learning for vocational college students, university students and professionals in Woodworking Industry and SMEs in relation to vocational English language training. The project aims will be achieved through the development of useful training tools that would fill in the gaps in English language training within the system of vocational education and training and provide language skills responding to the current needs of the Woodworking Industry.
The project products and results will be applicable in vocational college schools, universities and any short-term or long-term vocational training of woodworking company staff and as training materials for lifelong learning for individuals employed in the woodworking industry sector.
Project Contractor: Prof. Veselin Brezin
More information about the project at http://vetwood.eu/.

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