Start Date: 01/10/2019
End Date: 30/09/2021
Along with the Circular Economy Package, made by EU and aimed to improve the cycle of production, consumption and waste management, in order to reduce risks and wastes, enhance natural capital and optimize resource yields, the CICLO project envisions the development of an interactive, needs-rented online Circular Economy labor market ecosystem and skills mapping.
CICLO also provides a training package to long term unemployed people and low skilled workers to equip them with basic circular economy jobs skills related to recycling management, reuse and remanufacturing opportunities, servitisation (services instead of products) development, in order to access or empower their position in the labor market.
The means through which this project will achieve these goals consist of an online approach (online open source VET platforms, newsletters) as well as the promotion of events during which the partners will create labs and spaces aimed to engage the participants with specific cultural and linguistic challenges.
To upgrade and multiply the opportunities for up-skilling and re-skilling to long term unemployed and low –skilled workers, in the field of evolving circular economy market, via innovative VET tools and pedagogies, accompanied by skills acquisition assessment, recognition and validation methods.
– To combat low levels of circular economy skills among long-term unemployed and low-skilled
workers through open and inclusive digital tools, resources and practices
– Empower workers and unemployed to become creators of their own career via the circular economy market and maximize their employability opportunities
– Enhance the development of critical media literacy skills and competences in VET
– Provide innovative VET pedagogical methods, best practice guidelines, and strategies towards the use of digital tools and innovative learning environments
– Empower all stakeholders to use innovative ICT-based VET practices and resources in enhancing new skills for new markets
– To provide contemporary methods and tools for assessment of skills acquisition, recognition and validation
Long-term expected results (after completion):
• empowering, up-skilling and re-skilling long-term unemployed and low-skilled workers in a rapidly expanding market field such as the circular economy one, at a global scale
• infusing the concept and potentials of the circular economy in the EU economy and mainstreaming relevant policies and strategies
• equipping VET actors with contemporary resources, pedagogies, material and tools for skills acquisition assessment, validation and recognition Short-Term Results (by its completion):
• gaining knowledge and awareness on the existing situation and of the needs of marginalized citizens in the field of health literacy
• gaining knowledge and understanding of empowerment measures in social, economic and educational context, taking into consideration multicultural approaches and gender aspects
• Increasing capacity of institutions / organizations involved in integration measures across Europe and their effectiveness, but also the partners of consortium
O1: Development of the Circular Economy Skills Ecosystem and Methodological Framework (eBook)
O2:CICLO Curriculum and VET Toolbox of Key Skills Acquisition Resources
O3:CICLO Multifunctional and Interactive Platform – Open educational & training e-resource
O4:CICLO Skills Assessment, Validation and Recognition Tools
O5:CICLO Infusion of the Circular Economy in the National and EU Economy – Adaption and Policy Package
Long-term unemployed people;
PRISM – PROMOZIONE INTERNAZIONALE SICILIA – MONDO (Italy)
CSI CENTER FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION LTD (Cyprus)
MAGENTA CONSULTORIA PROJECTS SL (Spain)
STIMMULI FOR SOCIAL CHANGE (Greece)
Fondo Provinciale Milanese per la Cooperazione Internazionale (Italy)
INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE SANTAREM (Portugal)
MEATH COMMUNITY RURAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP LIMITED (Ireland)
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