Education for Sustainable Development in a circular economy

Learn how to prepare your students for circular economy. Circular economy is one of the main challenges young people will face and it will be become one of the focuses of education

Target group

  • Teachers of secondary schools and vocational schools
  • Teachers who want to cover circular economy in their lessons and / or want to organise internships ofstudents in companies and public services involved in circular economy

It is not absolutely necessary to bring a laptop or tablet. Though we advice to bring a device as it might be handy during working on intellectual outputs. We don’t provide computers nor tablets.

Main topics of this course

  1. To learn about circular economy and competences for a circular economy as developed by KA2 project TREEC project (Three C= Creating competences for a circular economy). Read more on ThreeC website.
  2. To acquire skills to develop a new didactical approach by designing a sequence of learning activities with relevant teaching strategies (discussions, role play, mindmaps etc.).
  3. To adapt these learning activities for a few topics (subject linked or croscurricular) with very practical assignments in the context of Education for Sustainable Development, using a rich learning context e.g. ‘how to organise a circular festival’ or ‘is chewing gum a circular product?’.
  4. To create guidelines for internships focusing on circular economy (vocational schools).
  5. To develop methods to assess to what extent the competences have been acquired at school and during internships.

Methodology of the course

  • Information. A general introduction on each of the topics.
  • Sharing. Participants share experiences and expertise on the topic.
  • Creating output. Working individually or in groups on a concrete product to be used in the own school.


  • The course participants will get a Certificate of active participation.
  • The competences acquired will be validated by the course organisers on the Europass mobility.

Accommodation and meals

Participants take care of booking their hotel. Euneos will give advices for hotels in different price categories. Participants are free in choice of hotels and restaurants. Accommodation to be paid directly by participants to hotels and restaurants.

More information

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Main organiser / trainer

Organisation: Euneos, Ludo Mateusen

Trainers: Martin de Wolf and Eefje Smit, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Tilburg, The Netherlands

What is circular economy? 

9 steps approach

Planned courses

  • 6-10 November 2016: Tilburg, The Netherlands

Course fee

  • This course starts on Sunday afternoon and ends on Thursday afternoon (5 days).
  • Fee for tuition and materials: 350 euro
  • Administration costs: 150 euro
  • Total fee: 500 euro (10% discount for schools coming with 5 or more participants to Euneos courses).


Click here to apply or to contact us. Those who want to apply for KA1 grant and would like to receive our support documents, will find there a link to our enlisting form. Schools that have received a grant, will find there a contact form.

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