Lifelong Learning, Vocational Training and Development Association (HBODER)

Lifelong Learning, Vocational Training and Development Association (HBODER)

Lifelong Learning, Vocational Training and Development Association was founded in 2014 by Bakioğlu Holding Board Members, Bakioğlu Holding Packaging Group Companies, Baknet AŞ, Aegean Forest Foundation and other founding members to provide trainings and raise awareness regarding employment and vocational development within the framework of lifelong learning principle, based on national and international occupational standards.

HBODER carries out projects and research regarding occupational development in line with the Sustainable Development Goals in the environment, agriculture, forestry, energy, information and communication technologies, flexible packaging and printing sectors. It creates value through the trainings it coordinates in cooperation with national /international organizations to raise social awareness.

Zero Carbon Point Project

Project Details:

Project Name: Zero Carbon Point

Project Owner: Lifelong Learning, Vocational Training and Development Association

Project Partners:

  • Aegean Forest Foundation,
  • RENAC energy & climate gGmbH (Germany)

Project Associates: Karşıyaka Municipality

Project Supporters: Bakiş AŞ. And Baknet AŞ, Bakioğlu Holding companies

“Zero Carbon Point Project” became one of the first 40 projects out of over 900 which were awarded grants in scope of the fifth phase of Civil Society Dialogue Between Turkey and EU (CSD-V) Grant Programme. The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the sustainable dialogue established between civil society organizations in Turkey and EU member states by creating a carbon awareness point.

With the project, which had a budget of 210,453. -Euro and was coordinated between the dates of 01.04.2019-30.06.2020, “Zero Carbon Point Training Center” was established in Karşıyaka, Izmir where activities that contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions can be observed on-site and best practices regarding the adaptation of renewable energy sector components to daily life and efficient use of natural resources are exhibited.

It is aimed to raise young leaders who think ecologically about adaptation to climate change, understand natural systems and act together in the Center, which has the potential to create environmental and social impacts by using education, which is one of the most powerful elements of sustainable development. An innovative and interactive training program including new generation training equipment on climate action, clean and sustainable energy, zero carbon economy, waste management, green economy, European Union Environment and Energy policies was prepared to be implemented at the Zero Carbon Point Training Center. Management and coordination of the center will be ensured by the Aegean Forest Foundation, which provides trainings for 25 thousand people each year.

Continued Dialogue, Closer to Europe Project

Project Details:

Project Name: Continued Dialogue, Closer to Europe

Project Owner: Lifelong Learning, Vocational Training and Development Association

Project Partners:

  • Aegean Forest Foundation,
  • Foresters’ Association of Turkey,
  • RENAC energy & climate gGmbH (Germany),
  • Osrodek Badawczo Edukacyjny w Zielonowie (Poland)

Project Associates: Karşıyaka Municipality, İzmir Commodity Exchange, Bayraklı Nuri Atik Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, Buca Süleyman Şah Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, Özel Ege Lisesi

Project Supporters: Bakioğlu Holding A.Ş.

“Continued Dialogue, Closer to Europe” is one of the 34 projects that chosen and awarded a grant among more than 1000 applications in scope of the sixth phase of Civil Society Dialogue between the EU and Turkey Grant Programme. Overall objective of the project is to contribute to the development of sustainable civil society dialogue between Turkey and EU member states by increasing the knowledge and experience sharing and cooperation on national and international levels. The project, having a total budget of 162,234.63 Euros, started on 01.04.2021 and will last 12 months. Within the scope of the project, young people between the ages of 15-18 will work with experts and educators to create a complementary and digital information platform and mobile application, which will include creative and innovative educational materials on environmental and energy subjects. The online platform, which will also be designed as a sustainable communication system, can also be used as an open library where young people can access up-to-date digital resources for their education, develop their capacities for their careers, and have information about EU Energy, Environment, Education and Culture policies.

Physical and interactive conceptual framework meetings, creation of e-learning objects, hackathon/ideathon and project fair events are among the project activities and that will be carried out by using different and innovative methods. It is aimed to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of Quality Education, Climate Action, Sustainable Cities and Communities and increase the number of "green-collar" employees of the future in line with the 2019-2027 EU Youth Strategy through the project, which is transferable for national and international institutions.

Environmental Footprinting Scheme for Turkish Businesses

Project Details:

Project Name: Environmental Footprinting Scheme for Turkish Businesses

Project Partners:

  • The Carbon Trust,
  • Lifelong Learning, Vocational Training and Development Association,
  • Aegean Forest Foundation

Project Associates:

  • Izmir Development Agency (IZKA), Aegean Region Chamber of Industry (EBSO),
  • Izmir Ataturk Organized Industrial Zone (A.O.S.B), Polibak AŞ, Ege TV

Project Implementation Period: 15.02.2016-15.02.2017/ 12 Months

Project Location: Izmir-Turkey/ London-England

The objective of the project carried out within the scope of the Civil Society Dialogue Between Turkey and the European Union VI–Environment Grant Programme is to ensure the transfer and adaptation of studies on climate change mitigation, environmental protection actions and implemented practices in EU member states in accordance with the priority areas of Nature Conservation and Climate Action.
An eco-labeling system was established in order to reduce the carbon emissions and potential water use of the products produced in pilot sectors in İzmir in scope of the project in which the studies and best practice examples in EU member countries were transferred.

In order to reduce the carbon emissions of the products produced in 5 pilot companies operating in the printing-packaging, construction chemicals, cement and glass sectors, to help the efficient use of natural resources and to develop sustainable strategies, carbon footprints have been measured, documented and environmental footprint labels have been created.

With this system, it is aimed for the Turkish industry to get a larger share from world exports by transforming into a structure that is sensitive to the environment and society and to change the preferences of corporate and individual consumers on reducing their environmental footprints through awareness-raising.