ERASMUS+ | TICHE Academy: Training Innovation for Circularity and Holistic economies

TICHE (Academy): Training Innovation for Circularity and Holistic economies

The primary goal of Cooperation Partnerships is to allow organizations to increase the quality and relevance of their activities, to develop and reinforce their networks of partners, to increase their capacity to operate jointly at transnational level, boosting internationalization of their activities and through exchanging or developing new practices and methods as well as sharing and confronting ideas. They aim to support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices as well as the implementation of joint initiatives promoting cooperation, peer learning and exchanges of experience at European level. Results should be re-usable, transferable, up-scalable and, if possible, have a strong transdisciplinary dimension. Selected projects will be expected to share the results of their activities at local, regional, national level and transnational level.


  • Increasing quality in the work, activities and practices of organisations and institutions involved, opening up to new actors, not naturally included within one sector;
  • Building capacity of organisations to work transnationally and across sectors;
  • Addressing common needs and priorities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport;
  • Enabling transformation and change (at individual, organisational or sectoral level), leading to improvements and new approaches, in proportion to the context of each organisation.

Rationale of the project:

Sustainability is becoming a crucial cross-cutting issue for facing the urgent challenges of the climate change as well as for transition to a real and full green economy. OECD Work on SMEs, entrepreneurship and innovation and other recent papers (i.e. have shown that there will be a need for new types of skills to match new types of jobs, as industry is transformed into a low-carbon economy. “Green jobs” are expected to grow: even in the most negative scenario, more than 80% of jobs by 2020 are expected to require medium and high levels,necessary, on the other hand, to adjust to the green transformation of the economy. Green skills include specific skills to modify products, services, or operations due to climate change adjustments, requirements or regulations. A very peculiar skills and capability set is required for project management for the sustainability of the productive processes and circular economy”. Briefly, to concretely support the transition to circularity, all key actors at ecosystem level should be engaged.

TICHE project:

  • Promotes initiatives to support cooperation and knowledge-sharing between VET institutions and providers on “green skills”, to make training offers adaptable and flexible according to people’s needs and economic transformations.
  • Promotes the innovation of VET systems, considering VET as a responsive supply chain for strengthening employability of people, offering upskilling and reskilling opportunities, strongly connected to the emerging skills needs and the evolution of the international labour market.
  • Supports the internationalization of VET providers.
  • Foresees the creation of a European Academy on circular economy, by adopting a  learner-centred approach to training to maximize the achievement of learning outcomes, and by fostering the adoption of systematic approaches to skills foresight/anticipation, to update VET programmes, curricula and guidelines in a timely and effective manner, fighting the skills mismatching phenomenon.

Partnership: Athens University of Economics and Business – Research Center, AUEB-RC – GREECE

ReSEES/ AUEB is leading WP4 – Piloting The International Circular Vet Academy (M16-M28).

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 Duration: 1/11/2021 to 30/04/2024

 Budget: € 400.000,00 | AUEB Budget:€ 43. 354

6 partners | 6 COUNTRIES INVOLVED: Italy, Ireland, Greece, Germany, France, Finland

  • University Of Ferrara, University
  • Anois, Consultancy Company
  • Wuppertal Institut Für Klima, Umwelt, Energie Ggmbh, Research Centre
  • Institut Régional De Formation À L’environnement Et Au Développement Durable , Vet Centre
  • Athens University Of Economics And Business – Research Center
  • Univerity Of Oulu, University

2 Vet Centres, 1 Company, 2 Universities, 2 Research Centres

Lead Applicant: Centoform – It- Vet Centre


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