IMPROVEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE MANAGEMENT SKILLS ON AUDITS: INITIAL RESULTS ACHIEVED IN THE FRAME OF THE ERASMUS + PROJECT ON NOISE TRAINING

Environmental noise has been increasing day by day and this leads to serious health problems. European Union Environment Action Programme committed to decrease noise pollution, moving closer to levels recommended by World Health Organization by 2020. One of the key legislative instruments for achieving this is Environmental Noise Directive (END). European Commission Report on Evaluation of END published in 2016 highlighted the variances across Europe in terms of implementation of national strategies for environmental noise management (ENM). These variances in terms of practice and approaches to training bring the need for greater knowledge and practice exchange with using innovative developments. This is the primary focus of “Noise Training Project (NTP) ” financed by EC under Erasmus+ Program.
The main objective of NTP is to promote vocational skills of technical and administrative staff working on ENM. Within the project’s scope, a survey was performed to analyse staff’s perception regarding their training needs, and training courses they have previously attended to. In this extent, a new curriculum focusing on environmental noise will be developed. The comparative analysis on ENM applications between project partner countries will also be introduced. In this article, the main structure of the project, its objectives and progresses are presented.

Authors: Akbulut Çoban; Kaya, Asensio, Arcas, Pavón, Trujillo, Bellomini, Luzzi, Carfagni, Bartalucci, Borchi