CIRCULATION – Growth from a Circular Economy project aims to increase circular economy expertise and the circular economy business ecosystem. The project utilizes what was learned in the previous project CIRCLE – Activating Learning Environments in Circular Economy. The project is funded by European Social Fund ESR.
The aim of the project is to increase the interest of actors in Tampere and the entire Pirkanmaa region in the circular economy, from the perspectives of developing industries, employment and skills. The project leader is the City of Tampere and the main contributors are Ekokumppanit Oy, Nextiili ry, Sopimusvuori ry, Federation of Tampere Ev. Luth. Parishes and TITRY ry.
The goals of the project are:
1. to create new solutions for the capacity development and employment of people with challenges in the labor market, in particular through work-based learning
2. to support the development of circular economy businesses and organizations in order to create new jobs
3. to increase knowledge, enthusiasm, entrepreneurship and networking in the field of circular economy.
The employment skills and competences of young persons outside work and education, as well as young people with an immigrant background, are developed through career guidance, job search, on-the-job learning and circular economy training. In addition, the project will raise the profile of circular economy companies already operating in the region, the business and career opportunities brought by the circular economy, and the needs for competence development.
The project is linked to employment management in the Tampere area and its development. Employment services are increasingly being implemented and developed in a multifunctional way, and the services of jobseekers and employers are being brought together on a common service platform. The project’s industries are linked to: textiles, waste food, packing materials and customer-oriented industries, where circular economy business models are being implemented.
The project period is 1.12.2021 – 31.8.2023.
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