With a group of students from Segorbe (Castellón) Roger Esteller has carried out a master class with Pili Escuder, about how we are affected by the evolution of technology, global changes and new models of circular economy and servitization. It has been a very effective way to teach, reflect and learn with the students of the Interior of Castellón.
During the past academic year, a group of students interested in these topics carried out a work of reflection, sharing of ideas and analysis of those aspects in which they thought they could collaborate. Now, halfway through the project, we once again summon interested students to start specifying the transmission of good practices. On Friday, January 11, a group of students gathered bringing their experience, knowledge transmission, good work, responsible consumption, awareness in the reuse, a sustainable economy, etc.
As an example of this, we present various ideas from the group of students that will continue to collaborate for the next meeting that will take place on Monday, February 4 at 10 a.m. in the Secretariat of the Universitat per a Majors.
The second official communication of the CLEAR project is available. The objective of this project is to act through education, change attitudes and skills of students, trainers and educational managers, so that we can get a little closer to the objectives of sustainable development.
The next group work meeting will be Friday, January 11 at 10.30. in the spaces of the Universitat per a Majors, in which all the students of the program who are interested can participate.
This seminar was jointly organised by MECB Ltd, a technical excellence and innovation consulting bureau and MCAST, Malta’s leading VET Institute. As was outlined in this morning seminar, CE is a driver for innovation in the areas of material, component and product-reuse as well as new entrepreneurial business models. The concept of a circular economy approach is that of keeping raw materials and products in productive loops for as long as possible. It is essentially concerned with designing waste out from industrial systems, making them less dependent on the extraction of resource reserves that are by default not infinite. In this respect, this seminar introduced the concept of Circular Economy, related case-studies as well as introduced seminar participants to a free digital training toolbox complete with an e-learning course that will help them to learn more at their own pace and time. In addition, the e-Learning content making use of new digital technologies such as augmented reality provided participants with a set of resources they can freely use and edit for their own purposes.
During the last month we had the opportunity to talk and provide to citizens of Korydallos that are participants to Adult learning projects the concept of CLEAR project. The participants of the workshop are students at the Municipal Centre for Adults’ Learning and all of them were pensioners and they were attending the courses for digital tools. We had a fruitful workshop, based on a deep presentation of the CLEAR project, and a flourish discussion elaborating on people’s questions. Through their course on digital tools they had the access to CLEAR webpage, as well Korydallos’ website and they explored by themselves all the units (photos, texts etc). The most of them were very interested on CLEAR project. They liked a lot the transnational collaboration and they focused on the concept of social justice that had to be the first priority for such efforts. They also mentioned that such projects are very useful for our lives but still we have to be very concerned about institutional bureaucracy and corruption that such projects can be strongly affected by, resulting the loss of their impact to society.
In a Networking Seminar, 12 NGOs from Poland where invited to meet with Greek social enterprises and see their work, around 20 people attended it. The CLEAR project was presented, in EPANODOS offices.
This result shows six relevant case-studies demonstrating the concept of the Circular Economy Servitisation Bussiness model, and these show how have helped in green entrepreneurship. The practical approach adopted will help SMEs understand the servitisation model and importance of service innovation and green entrepreneurship and facilitate uptake. The augmented reality features that have been added to them, will help transferability and re-usability to others sectors.
These have been prepared from the six partners of the different organizations, framed within Circular Economy Adult Training ToolBox- Knowledge ReUse, the titles are these:
This seminar was held in relation to a project entitled VITA – Virtual & Augmented Reality Trainers Toolbox to Enable Adults Catch Up With Life Skills. The aim of this project is to develop a novel toolbox by which trainers can attract, reach out and assist learners in improving their digital literacy, which is a subject of high importance to European and Maltese business. Results emerging from the CLEAR project were also presented during this seminar.
SPI presented the CLEAR project on May 17th, in the third workshop of BioWare project, about Bioeconomy and Circular Economy, that occurred on Instituto Politécnico de Santarém (Portugal).
In the Erasmus+ Project, ISORESS (http://www.isoress.eu) where the CLEAR project was presented. In the ISORESS project, training material is being developed for trainers and SMEs in their early years to include Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development in their policies. The training developed includes practical exercises. All partners (the University of Poland, the Macedonian engineering company, the Greek training center and the Italian NGOs) showed interest in the project and briefly explained the products that were in the contacts and redirected to the web.