Salpaus Further Education
Erasmus+ Circular building (CIBU)
The European Commission has stated that all sectors must make the transition towards a circular economy. The building sector is playing important role in this as it uses relatively lot of resources.
Erasmus+ KA2 Circular building (CIBU) project (1.2.2023-1.1.2024) is supporting this aim and wants to achieve a clearer view on the current situation and future steps needed and policies guiding circularity in the building and construction sector. What does this mean to VET schools’ development and how we should better adapt circular building in our curricula.
A first result of the project would therefore be a joint research report, a baseline study. The study will include the situation in the partner countries, The Netherlands, Finland, Austria and Italy, and the future aims in the partner countries and in EU.
Secondly, we have noticed that not all colleagues in the building department in our VET schools have (full) awareness about circularity in their sector yet. Second result of this project will therefore be a higher awareness of the teachers. We are using EU policy report, GreenComp, and other publications like Cedefop’s “From linear thinking to green growth mindsets – Vocational education and training and skills as springboards for the circular economy”, EU Commission’s “Vocational Education and Training and the Green Transition”, and familiarizing ourselves with “International standardization circular economy ISO TC 323”
Thirdly we would like to achieve an intensified dialogue for knowledge exchange with the building companies in our regions/countries about circular building and bring them more in touch with international cooperation. As a concrete result we aim for a cooperation agreement between the VET schools of this project and building companies in their region.
This project represents is a new Erasmus+ KA2 project type, small-scale partnership projects, which are designed to widen access to the programme to small-scale actors With lower grant amounts awarded to organisations, shorter duration and simpler administrative requirements compared to the Cooperation Partnerships, this action aims at reaching out to grassroots organisations, less experienced organisations and newcomers to the Programme, reducing entry barriers to the programme for organisations with smaller organisational capacity.
Deltion College, (NL) coordinator, Salpaus Further Education (FIN), Höhere Technische Bundeslehranstalt Zeltweg (AT), Fondazione GREEN Energia Ambiente ed Edilizia Sostenibile (IT)