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16 Nov
2010
DEG has accepted the final report
News Photo The final report of the ESPRiT project has been accepted by DEG.



Ms. Sadzik (DEG) has accepted the final report and praised the common work in the ESPRiT project. Please see her letter.
 
10 Jun
2010
Final evaluation of impact of ESPRiT project results
News Photo Survey Final evaluation of impact of ESPRiT project results is open for all project participants and partners!




Survey Final evaluation of impact of ESPRiT project results is open!
All participants of the project have opportunity to express own opinion about results of the project and to evaluate the project impact to the improvement of general situation in HS field in Serbia. 

If you are participant in some of the project activities, please use the following link to express your opinion!

http://www.esprit.risk-technologies.com/Survey_Run.aspx?ID=238
30 Mar
2010
Last round of certification for ESPRiT professional titles
News Photo Last round of certification for ESPRiT professional titles (ESPRiT risk examiner and ESPRiT senior risk assessment) will be held in last week of April 2010.



Last round of certification for ESPRiT professional titles (ESPRiT risk examiner and ESPRiT senior risk assessment) will be held in last week of April 2010. The exact dates and venue are still to be confirmed. 

Applicants have to present their knowledge, experience and skills as required by ESPRiT criteria for certification and that includes passed exams for 4 (risk examiner) or 6 (senior risk assessor) ESPRiT courses and experience in projects in related to the corresponding fields of risk engineering. 

Titles to be achieved are:
  • risk examiner in the HSE field
  • risk examiner in the field Equipment
  • senior risk assessor in the HSE field
  • senior risk assessor in the field Equipment. 
Online applications for risk examiners and senior risk assessors are open!

ESPRiT team wishes luck to all applicants!
20 Jan
2010
Prolongiation of the project!
News Photo Prolongation of ESPRiT project!



By the end of January 2010, three months extension of the project is agreed with DEG. This prolongation was proposed by the project management on the base of high allows to finish some of started activities and will allow improvement of some of ESPRiT project success indicators.
09 Jan
2010
Events in January 2010
News Photo Announcement of ESPRiT events in January 2010




ESPRiT project enters in last phase or realization. In January 2010 following events will take place:
  1. January 11 - 15, 2010 - Second instance of ESPRit course # 12 OSHA Occupational Safety and Health, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Belgrade
  2. January 18 - 22, 2010 - Second instance of ESPRiT course # 8 FIRE Fire protection and modeling, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Belgrade
  3. January 25 - 29, 2010 - First instance of ESPRiT course #9 Explosion protection and modeling, EPS, Panonske TE - TO, Novi Sad.
20 Dec
2009
Certification for ESPRiT professional titles
News Photo Certification for ESPRiT professional titles starts!




Certification for ESPRiT professional titles (ESPRiT risk examiner and ESPRiT senior risk assessment) will start:
  • December 21, 2009, Faculty of Technical Science Novi Sad
    (Sekretarijat Departmana za energetiku i procesnu tehniku, prostorija 06, Blok F - stari pravni) 
  • December 22, 2009, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Belgrade, room 514.
Applicants have to present their knowledge, experience and skills as required by ESPRiT criteria for certification and that includes passed exams for 4 (risk examiner) or 6 (senior risk assessor) ESPRiT courses and experience in projects in related to the corresponding fields of risk engineering. 

Titles to be achieved are:
  • risk examiner in the HSE field
  • risk examiner in the field Equipment
  • senior risk assessor in the HSE field
  • senior risk assessor in the field Equipment. 
ESPRiT team wishes luck to all applicants!
18 Nov
2009
Final exam for ESPRiT trainers
News Photo Final exam for ESPRiT trainers will be held December 22 and 23, 2009.




After the first part of the training for ESPRiT trainers (July 13, 2009 and August 31, 2009), the second instance of Final exam will be held on:
  • December 23, 2009, Faculty of Technical Science Novi Sad (starts at 9h)
    (Sekretarijat Departmana za energetiku i procesnu tehniku, prostorija 06, Blok F - stari pravni) 
  • December 22, 2009, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Belgrade, room 514 (starts at 13h)

About 10 candidates will take a part in this event trying to earn the title ESPRiT trainer!
02 Nov
2009
Letter of support from Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Republic of Serbia
News Photo Letter of support from  Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Republic of Serbia



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Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies and ESPRiT project have received a support letter from Ms. Vera Božic-Trefalt (Director of Directorate for Occupational Safety and Health, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Republic of Serbia), commending the results of the ESPRiT project.

The letter is an important signal for all stakeholders and participants of ESPRiT project.

To read the letter click here.







27 Oct
2009
ESPRiT Project Presentation and Commencement Ceremony
News Photo ESPRiT Project Presentation and Commencement Ceremony will be held on October 27, 2009 in Novi Sad.



ESPRiT Project Presentation and Commencement Ceremony took place in Novi Sad, October 27, 2009, in the City Hall, Žarka Zrenjanina 2, with more then 120 participants, among them representatives from Serbian Government, German embassy in Belgrade, universities of Novi Sad, Belgrade and Kragujevac, Serbian industries and other institutions.

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485 certificates, issued by Steinbeis University Berlin, were handed out to the ESPRiT courses participants that have successfully passed final exams in the first round of ESPRiT courses, November 2008 - June 2009,  by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Johann Löhn, President of Steinbeis University Berlin and Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Jovanović, director of the Steinbeis Transfer Center Advanced Risk Technologies in Stuttgart.

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The event and the ceremony is a part of the overall manifestation "Deutsche Tage 2009" ("Dani Nemačke 2009", "German Days 2009")
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09 Oct
2009
ESPRiT Course # 1 - Second round
News Photo Second round of ESPRiT courses has started with Course # 1 INTRO Introduction to Risk and Safety Management in Industry.




Second round of ESPRiT courses has started with Course # 1 INTRO Introduction to Risk and Safety Management in Industry. In the first round of ESPRiT Courses this course drew attention of lot of experts and the same level of interest happened in the second round.

The course took place in Leskovac October 5 - 9, 2009 in Regional Chamber of Commerce Leskovac. The Chamber and Zdravlje Actavis Company were hosting the event and local media showed high interest for this event.

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50 experts from different companies in the region (SIMPO a.d., SZP Zavarivac Vranje, Nevena Color, Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Zdravlje Actavis...) as well as from other companies from Serbia (NIS Petroleum Industry of Serbia, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Belgrade, EPS Electric Power Industry of Serbia...) have participated the course and 46 have participated the final exam.






12 Sep
2009
Short-stay based On-the job training
News Photo Short-stay based On-the job training will take place in the period September 12 - 20, 2009.





Short-stay based On-the job training will take place in the period September 12 - 20, 2009.

This training combines visits to German (and other) companies accompanied by lecturing. The participants of this event will have unique opportunity to visit, between others,  Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in Berlin, BASF, Bayer, some of the largest refineries and power plants... 

Other data related to the terms and condition for participants are also available and for details of this event see the Program.

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01 Sep
2009
ESPRiT Final exam for future trainers
News Photo ESPRiT Final exam for future trainers, first round, will be held September 1, 2009




ESPRiT Final exam for future trainers, first round, will be held

September 1, 2009
in Novi Sad, Faculty for Technical Science.

Venue is yet to be defined.

All participants of the ESPRiT train the trainers course (first round July 13, 2009) are invited to apply for the exam latest to August 24, 2009.

The final exam consists of written test specific for the course a candidate is applying to be a trainer and oral exam where trainer ability and technical skills have to be demonstrated.

Here is Application form.

15 Jun
2009
ESPRiT Course # 4a and # 13 in June 2009
News Photo ESPRiT Course # 4a and # 13 will in be held in June 2009. These two courses will end the first round of the ESPRiT courses.




ESPRiT Course # 4a and # 13 will in be held in June 2009. These two courses will end the first round of the ESPRiT courses, November 2008 - June 2009.

Course # 4a RBI PETROL Risk based Inspection - Petrol, June 17-19, 2009, is dedicated to the personnel working in petrochemical industries and its aim is elaborate risk based inspection as it is currently used and to improve the skills of specialists to use appropriate software.
It will be held in NIS Refinery Pančevo, Pančevo, Spoljnostarčevačka 199, June 17-19, 2009

The course # 13 BUSINESS Business Continuity Risks & Insurance (June 22'26, 2009) is intended to complement the series of 13 other ESPRiT courses devoted to technical and engineering issues of risk management in industrial plants (petrochemical plants, process industry, power plants, etc.). Technical risks in the above plants can be a cause or a contributing factor in/for the business continuity and the final outcome of the technical/engineering activities is practically always to be seen on the background of business implications and implications/impacts to the business activities of a company. The insurance aspects are the most relevant practical aspect linking the engineering and business side of the company operation and asset management: therefore these will be tackled, too.

See short description of the courses and application forms

22 May
2009
"Auf dem Weg" - Gefahrgut Magazin
News Photo Excerpt from the Gefahrgut Magazin - "Auf dem" you can download here.




The German Dangerous Goods Magazine Gefährliche Ladung is the topical German speaking publication for dangerous cargo practice in the chemical industry, in trade, in the shipping sector and in transport. Competent writers offer well-grounded trade information which is application-oriented and researched down to the last detail.

 

See what mr. Joachim Freek, Competence Centre Gefahrgut/Umwelt, Dekra Akademie, says in the article from this magazine, published in May 2009.

 

Mr. Joachim Freek is very well known to the ESPRiT project participants as the lecturer for the ESPRiT course # 10 - RIsk Analysis of chemical, # 11 Transport of dangerous materials and 3 12 Occupational Safety and health.


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15 May
2009
Application for the on-the-job training abroad - short
News Photo Application for the on-the-job training abroad - short




Application for the on-the-job training abroad - short staying - has started.

Based on the Article 1.5.f and Annex 2 of the Main Contract of the ESPRiT project, (tentatively) 40 persons from Serbian companies are entitled to participate in the short-stay based part of the on-the-job training. This one-week-long training will combine visits to German (and other) companies accompanied by lecturing.

See details of this event, including application form.
06 May
2009
First round of ESPRiT courses continues with Course #7 CoF - Accidents and Consequences Modeling
News Photo After a 3-week Easter brake, ESPRiT is continuing with first round of Course #7 CoF - Accidents and Consequences Modeling.




After a 3-week Easter brake, ESPRiT is continuing with the first round of Course #7 CoF - Accidents and Consequences Modeling. It would be held during the period May 11-15, 2009, in Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. More than 40 participants applied for this course until now, therefore it would be very interesting to see whether this training will archive their expectations.

There are two more events, planned for June, 2009; first of them, the Course #4a RBI PETROL, which is planned to be organized in NIS Pancevo Refinery, period June 15-19, 2009. Course #4a is supposed to be very specific and focused on different topics considering Risk Based Inspections in Petrochemical industries, with examples from NIS.

The second expected event would be  the Course #13 BUSINESS - to be held in Belgrade, place still to be defined, June 22-26, 2009.

The last course which would end the first round of ESPRiT trainings, course #9 - ExP (Explosion Protection) was postponed, and would not be held within first round of trainings.
05 Apr
2009
Next week is tenth week of ESPRiT training
News Photo Next week is tenth week of ESPRiT training!



Next week is tenth week of ESPRiT training! First course took place in November 2008, and then from the week February 9-13, 2009, ESPRiT courses were held week after week.

Next week, April 6-10, 2009, ESPRiT Course # 12, Occupational Safety and Health, will be held in Belgrade and the host will be Faculty for Security Studies. At the moment 76 participants have applied for this course, thus half of them will attend the course in the second round of training and education which will take place from the end of August 2009.
03 Apr
2009
NIS Petroleum Industry of Serbia organized HSE and HSSE in Novi Sad
News Photo Petroleum Industry of Serbia was the host of the HSE and HSSE ESPRiT course #6 in Novi Sad



Last week, March 30-April 03, 2009, ESPRiT team organized event named "HSE and HSSE Health, Safety, Security and Environment including use of PPE and equipment for monitoring" in Novi Sad, at the Theater room, placed inside Petroleum Industry of Serbia headquarter building.

More than 100 potential participants applied for the course, which was held by four lecturers: Mr. L.Breedweld, Mr. D.Oberhagemann, Mr. P.Stanojević and Mr. A.Jovanović. However, 74 atendees applied for, and had provideded final exam, which took place on April 3rd, 2009, and that is notified as the absolut record within the period that ESPRiT courses are provided in Serbia.

Participants, some "old" and some "very new" ones, are very pleased to hear some new approaches to the risk management and HSE topics, and to exchange expiriences. They are comming from different branches of industries, government and educational institutions, big and small companies, but their goal is the very same: to learn more, to think wider and to meet people with similar interests.

23 Mar
2009
FIRE and ADR courses sucessfuly done; RBI course divided in 4a and 4b
News Photo ESPRiT courses FIRE (#8) and ADR (#11) have been sucessfuly done; RBI course would be provided as #4a and #4b



In the second week of March, ESPRiT program moved to Belgrade, to the Faculty of Security Studies, where Mr. D.Oberhagemann, Mr. I.Crvenica and Mr. K.Scheuermann presented issues considering fire protection, during the period March 09-13, 2009. Those attendies who were present, and we are talking about approximately 40 interested ones, resisted the crowded classroom and carefully followed the course.

Mr. J. Freek have had the oportunity to present ADR topics on March 16-20, 2009, at the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Pančevo, where again nearly 30 participants attended every session.

Course #4, previosly planned to be held at Electric Power Industry of Serbia building in Belgrade for all those interested in that topic, is announced to be specified for both, power and chemical/petrochemical industries. Therefore, the first round of course #4b, named RBI POWER Risk Based Inspection - Power Industries is going on during the period March 23-27, 2009, however, course #4a, named RBI PETROL Risk Based Inspection, specified for petrochemical/chemical maintainence personell, accompanied with process ingeneers and HSE stuff, would take place in June. Both courses are held by Mr. D.Balos, who is skilled to involve his attendees into expert discussions, which would make every different point of view quite clear.

10 Mar
2009
PETROL and REACH ESPRiT courses held in Pančevo
News Photo PETROL and REACH ESPRiT courses held at two locations in Pančevo



During the last week in February 23-27, 2009, ESPRiT Course #2 took place at the Regional Chamber of Commerce of Pančevo.

Over 70 participants applied for the course, but due to the fact that premises of the Chamber, in spite of hospitality, were too small to receive all of them, only nearly 40 have had the privilege to attend interesting and inspired presentation of Mr. G.Uguccioni. Participants, comming from different companies, but mostly from the Petroleum Industry of Serbia, recognized course named PETROL - Risk Analysis in Chemical/Petrochemical Industries as focused to their business area.

Period March 2-6, 2009, would be remembered as the "REACH week" in Oil Refinery Pančevo, where more than 60 participannts, leaded by Mr. J. Freek, tried and suceeded to go through the dense forest of paragraphs of that very new EU regulative.

27 Feb
2009
Electric Power Industry of Serbia was the host of ESPRiT Course # 3
News Photo Electric Power Industry of Serbia (EPS) hosted participants of the ESPRiT Course # 3, at TENT "B" in Obrenovac



ESPRiT Course # 3, POWER - Risk Analysis in Power Industries, training within ESPRiT program of education, was held at the Thermal Power plant TENT "B" in Obrenovac, during the third week of February 17-20, 2009.

More than 40 participants, mostly from the different plants and departmants of EPS - Electric Power Industry of Serbia, gathered together with several emploies of NIS - Petroleum Industry of Serbia to participate this event. Discusions, which were focused on the topics considering Risk Management approach in Power industries, were very interesting, trying to clarify some practical aspects of this theme and to get right solutions for day-after-day problems.

Due to the snowstorm outside the walls of the TENT "B", it was realy a miracle having all of these people so deeply involved, but four lecturers, Mr. A.Jovanovic, Mr. J.Bareiss, Mr. P.Auerkari and Mr. D.Balos gave their best to convince participants that they made the right choice being there.

16 Feb
2009
First round of ESPRiT Course # 1 held in Belgrade
News Photo First round of ESPRiT Course # 1, Introduction to Risk and Safety Management in Industry held in Belgrade



First round of ESPRiT Course # 1, INTRO Introduction to Risk and Safety Management in Industry, held from February 9-13, 2009. The course host was NIS Petroleum Industry of Serbia, and it was held in Congress hall in NIS PETROL OD Jugopetrol premises, Milentija Popovića 1, Belgrade.

Over 60 attendees were making first steps in the risk area, leaded by, doc. dr. Marko Gerbec. On Friday, February 13, 2009, final exam took place; results will be published soon.
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17 Jan
2009
ESPRiT courses in first half of the year 2009
News Photo ESPRiT courses in first half of the year 2009



Based on signed partnership agreements with Serbian companies and individual applications, preliminary plan of ESPRiT courses for the first half of the year is prepared.
See the plan, see description of each course and, if interested, apply for the chosen courses.
22 Dec
2008
First certificates within ESPRiT project
News Photo First certificates for the ESPRiT course # 5 handed out on December 22, 2008.



First certificates for the ESPRiT course # 5 handed out on December 22, 2008.
28 course participants who took part and successfully passed the certification exam on November 07, 2008 received certificates from Steinbeis University Berlin. Appropriate events took place in Petroleum Industry of Serbia, Gas Refinery Elemir and in the premises of Electric power industry of Serbia in Belgrade.

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See more pictures. 

01 Dec
2008
Interview A. Jovanović for Serbian Television
News Photo The interview was given during the Kick-off meeting September 12, 2008.



A. Jovanović, the project manager, gave this interview to the Radio Television of Serbia explaining the goals and scope of the project.
See the interview or read the article.
03 Nov
2008
ESPRiT Courses starting
News Photo ESPRiT Courses started by Course # 5 RCM/RCFA in Novi Sad on Nov. 3, 2008



ESPRiT Courses started by Course # 5 RCM/RCFA in Novi Sad on Nov. 3, 2008. The host of the course is Faculty for technical science Novi Sad. The course attendees, 31 of them, are from NIS Petroleum industry of Serbia, Electric power industry of Serbia, and Faculty for technical science Novi Sad.

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During 5 days of the course RCM and RCFA methodologies will be presented and main damage mechanisms for equipment in industrial plants elaborated. On Friday, Nov. 3, 2008., the course attendees will have the final exam and a chance to take first credits for the further education within ESPRiT project.

Full text of the course curriculum is available under "courses" on this side
09 Oct
2008
Collaboration between Serbia and Baden Württemberg
News Photo B92 News from Brussels, October 7, 2008. - Božidar Đelić, Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration and Minister of Science and Technological Development, signed the Letter of intent for Memorandum of strategic partnership with Baden-Württemberg, one of the German federal states.



The Letter of intent was signed during the international conference "The Danube – the River of Europe’s Future" organized by Baden-Württemberg in Brussels, and held on October 6 and 7, 2008. The conference was attended by all countries of the Danube region. Serbia was represented by Deputy PM Božidar Đelić and President of the Vojvodina government Bojan Pajtić.

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Regarding the Letter of intent, Mr. Đelić said that Serbia will have bright European future if the strategic partnership with this German state will be realized.
Read more
18 Sep
2008
Application for participation in the ESPRiT project
News Photo Application for participation in the ESPRiT project has started.




Application for participation in the ESPRiT project has started. First agreements have been made with education supporters and beneficiaries in Serbia.

A serbian companies or individuals may apply for ESPRiT training which will start at the end of the year 2008. and will last in the year 2009. Main topics of the training are given in short under the tab ESPRiT Courses.

To send employees to the ESPRiT courses, a partnership agreement has to be signed with the main project partner. Please see the general terms, download the Partnership Agreement, fill it in and send to email address esprit@risk-technologies.com.
 
You may apply for ESPRiT courses as an individual as well. If interested to participate, please download the application form, fill it in and send on the email address esprit@risk-technologies.com .


17 Sep
2008
ESPRiT - Kick-off Meeting in Belgrade
News Photo The ESPRiT project kick-off meeting was held in Belgrade on September 12, 2008. The project goals and partners were presented and possible benefits for Serbian companies discussed.




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The ESPRiT project kick-off meeting was held in Belgrade on September 12, 2008.
The project was presented in general, including goals, financial support, German and Serbian partners and potential benefits for Serbia and Serbian companies.
The potential Serbian beneficiaries from oil, process, power industries, universities, ministries were invited to participate to the meeting. The ways to participate in the project, activities and tasks were discussed and cleared up.
You may see or download presentations from the meeting from the page Downloads.

The Kick-off meeting took place at NIS a.d. Petrol, Congress hall of the first floor, Milentija Popovića 1, Belgrade.
You may see the agenda of the meeting and the list of participants. The ESPRiT leaflet is available in Serbian or English language.
12 Sep
2008
ESPRiT Survey launched
News Photo As the first package in the ESPRiT project, Survey of needs in Serbia has been launched. If you want to participate read more about it.




As the first package in the ESPRiT project, Survey of needs in Serbia has been launched. 
The aim of this survey is to investigate the state-of-art and the needs for education and training in the field of health, safety, security and environment protection. The results of the survey will be used for adjusting the program of ESPRiT training and education and scheduling the ESPRiT courses in Serbia.
To answer to it, please go to the following link.
28 Jul
2008
ESPRiT - Kick-off Meeting Stuttgart
News Photo The ESPRiT project kick-off meeting was held on July 28, 2008. 




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The ESPRiT project Kick-off meeting took place on July 28, 2008 at
meeting room K1, Haus der Wirtschaft, Willi-Bleicher-Strasse 19,
70174 Stuttgart, Germany. See the list of participants.
The project partners gathered to discuss and clear up the contract requirements and individual responsibilities as well as the time tables for the project activities and tasks.
See the Agenda of the meeting.
You may see or download presentations from the meeting from the page Downloads.