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 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).