1 September 2023

Crescento Summer School on Circular Economy

Crescento project has to prepare a Joint Summer school, as reported in the description of Activity T1.3 in page 34/38 of the approved Application Form, "CRESCENTO envisages organization and implementation of a training activity in the form of a Joint “Summer School”, structured as “A full time, weekend physical lessons and workshops are envisaged as Summer School starting point, followed by the preparation of specific projects to be delivered in two weeks by attendees in teams of 1 - 2 persons. A final pitching event will be organized for the presentation of the projects outcomes in a second weekend.", and attended by “at least 25 attendees per participating country from academia (graduate or post graduate students), research (researchers) and public (officials), who will be issued an attendance certificate.”

Therefore, according to the Application Form, CRESCENTO must provide a single didactic program of the Summer School divided into a first phase (lessons and workshops) spread over two days, followed by a second phase (preparation of specific projects) spread over 12 days and closed by a final pitching event for all students during the last day.

The Circular Economy Summer School aims to educate and inspire students, professionals, and enthusiasts about the principles and practices of a circular economy, fostering innovation and collaboration towards a sustainable future.

Duration: 12 days

Target Audience: University students, researchers, public officials and business employees, entrepreneurs.

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Time/ Date Friday 1 September 2023 Saturday 2 September 2023 Sunday 3 September 2023 - Sunday 10 September 2023 Monday 11 September 2023 Tuesday 12 September 2023
09.30-10.30 Lesson 1: Understanding Circular Economy: Concepts and Principles (mandatory) Circular Economy in Agriculture and Food Systems (elective) Preparation of specific projects by the teams, with the support of mentors  Finalization of the Circular Economy project solutions Final pitching event
10.30-11.30 Lesson 2: Linear vs. Circular Economy: Challenges and Opportunities (mandatory) Lesson 1: Circular Economy in Manufacturing and Industrial Processes (mandatory)
11.30-12.00 Break Break Break Break
12.00-13.00 Lesson 3: Circular Design Principles and Strategies (mandatory) Circular Economy in Textiles and Fashion Industry (elective) Finalization of the Circular Economy project solutions Final pitching event
13.00-14.00 Lesson 4: The role of waste management in the circular economy (mandatory) Circular Economy in Energy sector (elective)
14.00-15.00 Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break Lunch break
15.00-16.00 Collaborative Workshop 1: Methodological approach to CE Project development, from idea to project set-up Circular Economy in Smart Cities (elective)   Award Ceremony (public)
16.00-17.30 Collaborative Workshop 2: Brainstorming on CE challenges leading to selection of at least 10 project ideas, to be developed in teams (2-3 persons)
  Select 2 out of 4