HEADCET aims to update/upgrade academic curricula in circular economy (CE) issues. The partners will share some best practices and projects (LA and EU) on collaborative local labs (COLLs) on circular economy (CE) and circular economy innovations. Selected target sectors of CE innovations are: construction, agriculture, tourism and culture.
All partners will enhance competencies and skills of LA HEIs in CE by the review of the ESD Framework (Education for Sustainable Development) as a part of Sustainable Development Goals, SDG 4: quality education.
In-depth analysis of the current academic offer in LA HEIs, leaning experience of case studies (at least 3 in all target territories), discussions on regional and national circularity in LA Countries, partnership actions with different stakeholders (SMEs, NGOs, universities, local authorities etc.) will help to assess and reformulate in innovative way existing learning and training activities in CE.
HEADCET also aims to design a new job figure in CE, the Circular Economy Agent, whose profile will improve the employability of universities’ students (with a particular attention to gender balance and vulnerable groups) and will help to overcome the barriers for the transition to the CE in LA Countries faster.
Finally, HEADCET will reinforce local, national and international networks on CE which will produce a positive impact on society at large to meet a more sustainable and inclusive growth.
The Circular Economy: What, Why,
How and Where
Paul Ekins, Teresa Domenech, Paul Drummond, Raimund Bleischwitz,
Nick Hughes, Lorenzo Lotti
UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London