Crea-RE

Creating aligned studies in Resource Efficiency

P4 Skilled and socially inclusive region

4.2. More aligned vocational education and training (VET) programmes in the Central Baltic region

Central Baltic

01.03.2018 - 30.11.2020

€414 133

€319 940

Project Summary:

Crea-RE aligns and produces contents on resource-efficiency to be used in environmental vocational education and training programmes (VET) in a partnership consisting of: Lahti University of Applied Sciences (FI), the University of Gävle (SWE) and the University of Latvia (LV).

The project aims at aligning and producing learning content to be used in higher environmental VET studies; 2) Producing a channel to share aligned materials; 3) Implementing joint innovative cooperation between companies and higher VET to ensure better matching work opportunities of sustainable business. The activities enable the creation of the holistic view of students and companies in the theme of resource efficiency and circular economy. Working with resource efficiency requires international cooperation due to needed holistic perspective. The joint learning materials developed in the project bring required perspective and improve VET in CB area. All partners bring their own expertise to the activities.

The main project result will be the creation of an aligned curricula content, on "Resource efficiency and circular economy" and it will be implemented in 3 higher VET institutions in the CB region. The result is achieved through the creation of 10 ETCS of aligned curricula content,an E-learning web portal to share the aligned curricula content and 12 practical case studies for companies in international student groups.
 

Lead Partner

Lahden ammattikorkeakoulu Oy

Country: FI

www.lamk.fi

Partner budget: 170.433 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 127.825 EUR ERDF

Project Partners

Högskolan i Gävle

Country: SE

www.hig.se

Partner budget: 150.300 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 112.725 EUR ERDF

Latvijas Universitāte

Country: LV

www.lu.lv

Partner budget: 93.400 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 79.390 EUR ERDF

Expected results

THE MAIN RESULTS
The main result of the project is aligned curricula content, learning package "Resource efficiency and circular economy" taken into use in 3 higher VET institutions in CB region. This increases the share of aligned vocational education and training in Central Baltic Region.

The main results are achieved through:
- 10 ETCS of aligned curricula content, which is used in all three institutions’ in already existing environmental study programmes on higher VET level.
- One e-learning web portal for the sharing of the aligned curricula content.
- 12 practical case studies implemented in cooperation with companies in international student groups and the lessons learned, to support the learning materials.

Out of these 10 ECTS, 8 ECTS is jointly created new learning materials (e.g. e-learning content) (in WP T1) and 2 ECTS is aligned content from the partners’ already existing course content (in WP T4). All partners bring their own expertise of resource efficiency and know-how to the activities.


BENEFITTING STUDY PROGRAMS AND COURSES
The results of the project will be implemented in the three partners’ totally 4 study programs (HiG 2) as follows:
Lahti UAS: B.Sc in Energy and Environmental Engineering
The produced learning materials will be used as a part of the following courses: Environmental projects course, Environmental Technologies, Circular Economy path studies I & II. Students from all bachelor level studies can choose these studies.

HiG: B.Sc in Environmental Strategist and B.Sc in Environmental Engineering.
The learning materials will be used as part of the following courses: Environmental engineering/environmental strategy in a systems perspective and Specialisation in environmental engineering/environmental strategy.

UL: Environmental science bachelor study program.
The learning materials will be used as a part of the following courses: Environmental Economy, Environmental technologies, Environmental management.