ERASMUS+ ZERO WASTE PROJECT GATHERS PARTNERS FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY PROJECT

ERASMUS+ ZERO WASTE PROJECT GATHERS PARTNERS FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY PROJECT

The Erasmus+ Zero Waste project has brought together all project partners in the first transnational online meeting. This meeting held on 10 February marked the kick-off for this project on zero waste and circular economy training. The meeting was led by the project coordinator, Democracy University of Izmir (Turkey). It has counted with the participation of all its partners, in addition to the FUE-UJI, the University of Balikesir (Turkey), the multicultural organisation SWIDEAS (Sweden), the Slovak University of Agriculture V (Slovakia), the consultancy EMKICE (Republic of North Macedonia) and the municipality of KARESI (Turkey).

During this international meeting, which was held online, the Zero Waste project partners have determined the different activities that will be carried out in the framework of the project and their organisation in the calendar of the next two years of project implementation. As well as, the visual identity of the project has been published, together with its website and social networks (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn), which will disseminate all the activities developed in the framework of the Erasmus+ Zero Waste project.

Among the next steps of the project, it is worth highlighting the launching of a study to analyse the current situation regarding the knowledge of the population of the partner countries (Turkey, Macedonia, Slovakia, Sweden and Spain) about different concepts related to sustainability and circular economy. This study will be carried out by conducting a series of questionnaires and interviews, from which data and results will be extracted to guide the next steps of this project for sustainability training.

ZERO WASTE ON SUSTAINABILITY AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY IS THE NEW PROJECT ERASMUS+ OF FUE-UJI

ZERO WASTE ON SUSTAINABILITY AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY IS THE NEW PROJECT ERASMUS+ OF FUE-UJI

A new Erasmus+ ZERO WASTE project joins the 15 European projects already implemented by FUE-UJI. This project, in which EuroFUE-UJI is participating as a partner, will focus on training adults in the concepts of sustainability and the circular economy. The project, coordinated by Democracy University in Izmir (Turkey), consists of a total of 6 partners, including the FUE-UJI.

ZERO WASTE is a European project funded under the Erasmus+ programme in the modality "Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education", which will be implemented for a period of 24 months by EuroFUE-UJI. During this time the project will work to reduce the volume of non-recyclable waste through training and the creation of an innovative curriculum and therefore enhance entrepreneurship in these areas.

In addition to the Democratic University of Izmir (Turkey) as coordinator and FUE-UJI as a partner, the ZERO WASTE consortium is formed by five other entities from different countries: the University of Balikesir (Turkey), the multicultural organisation SWIDEAS (Sweden), the Slovak University of Agriculture V (Slovakia), the consulting firm EMKICE (Republic of North Macedonia) and the locality of KARESI (Turkey).

The final aim of the ZERO WASTE project through this consortium is to reduce the volume of non-recyclable waste. To achieve this, it will carry out a study that analyses the current situation in Europe and Turkey in terms of the Circular Economy and Zero Waste using different indicators and will train adults in the skills and knowledge needed to start implementing the principles of the Circular Economy through the Zero Waste methodology.