|Sumár projektu:||Valuable materials are leaking from our economies. In a world where demand and competition for finite and sometimes scarce resources will continue to increase, and pressure on resources is causing greater environmental degradation and fragility, Europe can benefit economically and environmentally from making better use of those resources. Since the industrial revolution, our economies have developed a ‘take-make-consume and dispose’ pattern of growth — a linear model based on the assumption that resources are abundant, available, easy to source and cheap to dispose of. It is increasingly being understood that this threatens the competitiveness of Europe.
Moving towards a more circular economy is essential to deliver the resource efficiency agenda established under the EU2020 Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The Circular economy offers an opportunity to reinvent our economy, making it more sustainable and competitive. With this new plan to make Europe’s economy cleaner and more competitive, the EC is delivering ambitious measures to cut resource use, reduce waste and boost recycling.
Higher and sustained improvements of resource efficiency performance are within reach and can bring major economic benefits. The EC adopted an ambitious Circular Economy Package, which includes revised legislative proposals on waste to stimulate Europe's transition towards a circular economy which will boost global competitiveness, foster sustainable economic growth and generate new jobs.
Successful implementation can create more than 180000 direct jobs in the EU by 2030, in addition to the estimated 400000 jobs that will be created by the implementation of the waste legislation in force. It will lead to satisfying between 10 and 40% of the raw material demand in the EU, while contributing to achieving the 2030 EU target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40%.
In this context, CICLO visions the development of an interactive, needs-oriented online Circular Economy labor market ecosystem and skills mapping and provide a training package for employed and unemployed persons to equip them with basic circular economy jobs skills related to recycling management, reuse and remanufacturing opportunities, servitisation (services instead of products) development.
CICLO and its training accredited partners will secure the recognition of skills and qualifications of CICLO participants based on the EQF, and the ECVET maximizing their potential for access to the labor market, social and financial integration and simultaneously offering new inclusive pedagogies in education.
CICLO it satisfies a number of Erasmus+ objectives such as:
• Develop a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation among EU citizens
• Support inclusive training initiatives and digital inclusion for all
•Open and innovative education, training and youth work, embedded in the digital era
•Provide an innovative ICT–based educational practice that will motivate the adults to commit in active learning
•Transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications to facilitate learning, employability and labor mobility
•Sustainable investment, performance and efficiency in education and training
•Combine higher levels of excellence and attractiveness of training and education with increased opportunities for all, including those at disadvantage
•Strengthening key competences in C-VET curricula and providing more effective opportunities to acquire or develop those skills through I-VET and C-VET
• Enhancing access to training and qualifications through C-VET, by increasing the quality, supply and accessibility of C-VET, validation of non-formal and informal learning, and promoting work-place learning
The work of the consortium will be broken down into a series of overlapping phases incorporating research and analysis, design and development, testing and implementation, validation, localization, communication and exploitation of project outputs.
The consortium consists of 8 partners from 7 European countries, covering a wide range of expertise related to the scope and the aims of the project, having as well a Pan-European outreach in their activities.
Longer term benefits:
-Place the new, expected economic shift of EU towards Circular Economy and its accompanied labor market skills at the heart of a flourishing EU Market and establishing the EU the pioneer actor in the global market
-Address contemporary employment, economy and digital skills at EU Level offering advanced tools for relevant skills upgrade and accreditation
-Empower stakeholders to use accredited innovative ICT-based educational practices in enhancing people’s entrepreneurial, collaboration, problem solving, and innovation skills|