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.
On May 11th, Media Creativa presented at the Altinbas University of Istanbul (http://www.altinbas.edu.tr/en) the Clear project, where in addition to different professors and academics from the University specializing in economics, there were organizations from Italy, Greece, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. During the day we presented the different projects related to the theme of the economy that we were carrying out.
Within the day established at the Universitat Jaume I, Roger Esteller and Pilar Escuder presented the CLEAR, Erasmus + project that is being developed. Around 120 people from different areas of the University of Castelló attended the event.
Stella presented the project to SMEs, training stakeholders, VET centres and researchers on April 19th 2018.
In total approximately 15 people attended the event. The event was a training seminar organized by a vocational training centre. We were invited to present the CLEAR project.
The educational innovation team of the Senior Citizens’ University coordinates the Erasmus + CLEAR project. Second meeting
The educational innovation team of the Senior Citizens’ University, led by Pilar Escuder and Roger Esteller of the Universitat Jaume I, coordinates the Erasmus + KA2 project “CLEAR- Circular Economy Adult Training ToolBox – Knowledge Reuse” since October 2017. Representatives of the UJI have participated in the second meeting of this project that took place on 12 and 13 April at the municipality of Korydallos (Athens).
On March 9, we had the opportunity to participate in a Seminary organized by the Languages Academy Lawton School, in the framework of a multiplier event of his European project ‘Engage’, linked to the concept of Circular Economy.
On February 20th, in the Senior Citizens’ University of the Jaume I University a group of senior learners interested on the topic about servitization and circular economy meet in a workshop to try to answer some questions that raise from the CLEAR project.
- What do you know about servitization and circular economy? Did you have any experience? (later after this, we explained those concepts)
- Can you find or explain some examples of servitization and circular economy?
- How (or what) would be good uses? how we can take advantage? how can we promote their understanding and use?
- Would you like to know more? what?
- And also an open discussion about the topic.
Senior learners had very different background; some of them had been trainers or teachers. Other Businessmen or businesswomen, while others though the topic interesting enough to participate and help us.
The workshop worked very actively, working in groups, extracting ideas and answers that later were presented.
Soon, the results of this first phase of analysis and research will be published.
On February 16th, in the conference room of the Jaume I University, the CLEAR project was publicly presented. In this presentation we presented following concepts:
- The importance of servitization, mostly in the recent years. The challenges and opportunities in global economy, but also on the individual. How that affects us (as consumers and workers).
- Introduction to Circular Economy as a new paradigm that goes further than recycling, with some examples.
- What CLEAR projects aims to achieve and how we can try to influence to get a better World, in terms of ecology, economy, environment protection, and quality of life.