About the Project

Circulec project

Enhancing the educational capacity of HEIs and cultivating the understanding of circular economy principles among students are essential for creating a sustainable future. The circular economy model fosters economic efficiency by minimizing waste and promoting the reuse and recycling of resources. Equipping students with an understanding of these principles can prepare them to apply circular economy practices and sustainable business models in their future careers and contribute to the development of a more sustainable and efficient economy. By understanding the principles of the circular economy, students can learn how to apply these principles in their future careers and contribute to a more efficient and sustainable economy.

Aims of the project are

  • to introduce and integrate the topics of Circular Economy and Sustainable Development into the educational programs of partner countries. It will be important not only to explain the principles of CE and SD but also to illustrate ways, approaches/methods as well as concrete activities and actions to introduce it in business entities and territorial authorities.
  • to accelerate the transition to more circularity and foster the implementation of Sustainability Goals and Green Deal actions. The European Green Deal launched the strategy for a climate-neutral, resource-efficient, and competitive economy. This plan aims also at ensuring that the circular economy works for people, regions and cities, fully contributes to climate neutrality and harnesses the potential of research integration between different disciplines to promote innovation and digitalization. Transition to CE and SD will play a crucial role and contribute to climate neutrality to a high degree.

The circular economy creates new business opportunities in areas such as recycling and material recovery, repairing, remanufacturing, as well as in the design and production of durable and repairable products. The traditional linear model of resource use has led to significant environmental impacts, such as pollution and resource depletion. By teaching students about the circular economy HEIs can help. By teaching students about the circular economy HEIs can help prepare them to contribute to the transition to a more sustainable future.

The project activities are organized in 9 Work Packages allowing a dynamic calendarization of tasks and a clear definition of the roles and responsibilities of each Partner.

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