Circular Economy in Practice
Start : September 1, 2020 - duration 36 mounths
Circular economy represents an opportunity to address labour market imbalances and
threats. Circular economy policies are expected to help reduce environmental impacts
while generating higher levels of employment. As we move towards a more circular
economy, it is estimated that GDP in the EU will increase by almost 0.5% by 2030.
According to the Cambridge Econometrics, Trinomics, and ICF report (2018), there will
be an estimated net increase in employment of approximately 700 000.
During the next few years, the sectors that produce and process raw materials will
decrease in size, while the waste management, recycling and repair sectors will
experience extra growth.
If a sustainable circular economy is to be implemented, the quality of those jobs is
essential to their success, improving that quality through improving worker skills,
including environmental, health and safety skills.
For this reason, the CE-IP project aims to develop new training solutions that can help
match the expected expansion of green job opportunities with skilled workers, to
promote a shift towards a more sustainable economy.
Our project will provide training solutions related to current jobs in the recycling
sector, and new green and fair job opportunities for adults with low skills, including
The activities to be developed will focus on the generation of new skills and
opportunities to access green and fair jobs, mainly related to the circular economy in
terms of garment waste management.
For this reason, the project will focus on the circular economy of the textile sector as
The main objective of the project is to achieve a systemic change in the skills and
capacities of this target group.
Other objectives are:
- Promotion of self-employment linked to these activities in low-skilled workers.
- Creation of new innovative training solutions related to opportunities in the circular
The target groups of the project are:
- Self-employed, unemployed and low-skilled workers from other productive sectors.
- Trainers of continuous training systems that provide courses for adults related to new
- AEGARE Asociación de empresarios gallegos en Aragón y riberas del Ebro (Spain)
- Cologne Business School (Germany)
- Social Innovation and Cohesion Institute (Greece)
- Razvojna agencija Sotla (Slovenia)
- CNIPA Puglia (Italy)