Fostering adults volunteering towards sustainable development through circular economy practices

“Valoriste agents” are recognised professionals in some European Union countries who are responsible for the recycling and upcycling of goods, extending their lifecycle and contributing to the goal of a zero-waste society. This is a professional profile which has potential to spread across Europe.

The VALORISTE project aims to improve the competences of low-qualified adults and adults from socially vulnerable groups in strategic subjects for sustainable development by boosting their volunteering mindset to circular economy related activities. Furthermore, it also aims to contribute to the development of competences of adult educators involved in circular economy, in order that they support these adults in the implementation of personal and community circular economy practices, so that they can act as “valoriste agents” across Europe.

Target Audience
  • Low-qualified adults/adults from socially vulnerable groups
  • Adult educators
  • Valoriste agents and other circular economy practitioners
  • Production of a flexible Training programme for valoriste volunteers, with training modules on sustainable development, circular economy, and volunteering
  • Creation of a bespoke Toolkit with training resources to support adult educators, valoriste agents and other practitioners involved in the circular economy to develop competences on this topic and to learn how to appropriately deliver the training programme
  • Design of video-based Digital stories with best practices on the topics approached in the training programme
  • Development of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) providing access to all project’s training content
  • Mindshift Talent Advisory (Portugal)
  • DBAO – De Bouche à Oreille – Coordinator (Belgium)
  • Forum Citoyens – Burgers (Belgium)
  • CWEP – Centre for Education and Entrepreneurship Support (Poland)
  • IASIS (Greece)
  • OÜ Vestifex (Estonia)
  • The Rural Hub (Ireland)
  • Associazione People Help the People (Italy)

01.11.2022 – 31.10.2024


ERASMUS+, Strategic partnership for development of innovation