Press release- December 2020

During the following 2 years,the consortium formed by 5 organizations led by the Italian organization PETIT PAS, ACD LA HOYA, ACTA CENTER, GRAPHISTE DE L’OMBRE, KREATEAM,

will cooperate for the implementation of the European co-funded project Protect Yourself – cooperation mechanism to protect the environment to create a series of tools and resources to support adult education and contribute to the development and expansion of their professional and educational know-how in the circular economy.

The partners will be engaged in developing very interesting and useful results like a good practice guide, a collection of improved methods and techniques for support climate action and a cooperation mechanism.

In the next 50 years, we will be called to live the great challenge of sustainability, of building a sustainable society and economy. As European citizens, we all have a duty to protect and improve the environment around us because it means living better.

The European Union, in the last 30 years it has multiplied its initiatives: policies, regulations, controls, anti-pollution interventions, research on environmental innovations, awareness actions, etc. Green growth is at the heart of EU policy to ensure that Europe’s economic growth is environmentally sustainable.

Additional jobs are bound to be created in the coming years in order to meet the expected demand generated by fully functioning markets for secondary raw materials.

In a lifelong learning perspective, education for sustainable development must not only permeate the entire school cycle, from childhood to university, and professional courses, but must continue further, until it merges with lifelong learning adults, as well as with non-formal and informal education aimed at anyone, moving in synergy and consistency with them.

The transition to a circular economy requires an urgent need for new knowledge, skills and approaches. Education, basic and continuous professional training, as well as nonprofessional training for adults (or “life long learning”), play a key role in the revision and implementation of knowledge.

In order to achieve the project scope, partners identified three specific objectives:

1st – Increase the involvement of adults from partners’ countries to identify, analyze and evaluate the actions to be taken in favor of the climate;

2nd – Improve the level of key competences of adult educators in formal and non-formal education to adequately contribute to the adults critical skills development;

3rd – Enhance the capacity of adult organizations to help adults take action in favor of the climate and to fight climate change.

This way, the newly established partnership is expected to create a motivating context for project staff. The successful implementation of the project will be consolidated during the training course addressed to adult educators to test the results of the project and make them become multipliers of the contents learned on their territory.

Protect Yourself Team

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