Today, global community faces enormous challenges:How to deal with climate change, food security, food production for agrowing population and theend of the oil reserves?For prosperity and wellbeing for 9 billion people in 2050, another wayof production of food, feed,materials and energy is needed. A circular society can offer solutions. It will create regional economicgrowth and employment. It gives new chances for farmers, to develop their farms bio-based and in acircular way.In several places in Europe, the development of circular economy learning materials has started,typically in a fragmented and bottom-up way by innovators and early adopters as commonlywitnessed in emerging fields. The development of materials is very time consuming for individualteachers and materials are not always shared or easy to be found by other teachers. On different andfragmented places,the “wheel has been reinvented”.(See also PD p.3-4)
Aims and objectives
BioCompaims to describe and prioritize specific skills/competencies in the Biobased economy (BBE), additional to the existing ESCO skills description, and to develop an online tool based on LearningScenarios to create personalized training programs for workers in the circular economy.
This project is primarily aimed at Vocational Education and Training (VET), with a focus on furthertraining of workers in the Biobased (circular) economy. After this project, workers can create theirown individual training scheme, for their unique situation. This will lead to optimizing their trainingpathway and to better economic results of the companies.
Further objectives are:
-to have a view on the present and future needs of VET trainers and SMEs for BBE-materials;
-to facilitate VET schools and training centers and local businesses to intensify theircooperation in the field of BBE (training);
-to have an inventory of existing data bases for BBE learning materials in Europe, including information how these databases are built up;
-to have the 40 most relevant competences regarding BBE at hand, according to ESCOsystematics;
-to use different learning scenarios to set up individualized training programs to improve learners competences and skills regarding BBE;
-to explain and to promote the possibilities ofBioCompto VET teachers and trainers, to stimulate them to use the communication platform and to look for international cooperation in further circular economy activities;
-to develop a sustainable business plan for the exploitation and dissemination ofBioComp, also after the project.