Cycle: the circular economy project making the case for lifelong learning

Title: CYCLE – the European project that integrates circular economy into adult education

Place: Europe

Duration: 2017-2019

Partnership: Dramblys (ES), ACR+ – Association of Cities and Regions for Sustainable Resource Management (BE), 3s srl (AT), 36,6 Competence Centre (PL) and Pontydysgu (UK). The project has received funding from the European Union Erasmus+ program under grant agreement No 2017-1-ES01-KA204-038470.


Adult learning staff play a key role in making lifelong learning a reality.Thus, including transversal competences on the circular economy in adult education enhances active citizenship and sustainable production and consumption behaviours, together with a better capacity to deal with existing and future social, economic and environmental challenges. The role of adult trainers in providing transversally these competences will lead to a sustainable impact on adult learners, who able to contribute to the creation of resilient communities and a sustainable environment.

General objective

The objective of the project is to ultimately create a set of tools that support the introduction of circular economy competences in adult training.

What we did

The activities carried out by the project:

  • Identification of a set of competences related to the circular economy
  • Creation of pedagogical and teaching material
  • Creation of an open e-learning platform
  • Organization of a multiplier event in each country will help promote the project and the new tools.

ARCO worked on a set of soft skills (mainly creative and managerial) related to the circular economy and contributed in designing the content strategy of the platform and its structure.

It will be also in charge of creating teaching material and testing the platform.

Read more on Cycle Project and its different phases of implementation.

Read more on our Local Development Unit