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 in protecting and improving 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 non- professional training for adults (or “life long learning”), play a key role in the revision and implementation of knowledge.
The Erasmus “Protect Yourself” project aims to create a series of tools and resources to support adult education and to contribute to the development and expansion of their professional and educational know-how in the circular economy.