CIR-ECO, Erasmus+, 10/2017 – 09/2019

The main aim of the CIR-ECO project is to qualify workers that will participate in the repairing, refurbishing and recycling of discarded equipment in Household Appliance Sector, through the definition of a New Professional Profile, the development of Training Curriculum and training modules and the creation of a Virtual Environment.


The transition to a Circular Economy will require a qualified workforce with specific and sometimes new skills, and opportunities for employment and social dialogue. If the right skills at all levels must be developed, they will have to be assumed by the education and training systems.

Priority according to the objectives of CIR-ECO project is to achieve relevant and high quality skills and competence of workers needed by the Circular Economy in Household Appliance Sector (HAS). A learning virtual environment will be created with training materials not yet covered by the formal education system.

CIR-ECO will facilitate the access to the labour market through improving the competences needed by the Circular Economy in HAS to the following target group:

·         unemployed people who want to insert in the labour market,

·         workers that need to re orientate their careers to get a stable job,

·         workers within companies of Household Appliance Sector that change its economic system from lineal to circular,

·         VET students of electrical and electronic fields.


CIR-ECO outputs:

(i)                  identification/definition/description of the Professional Profile of workers that will participate in the repairing, refurbishing and recycling of discarded equipment (washing machines,..);

(ii)                development of the Training Curriculum and training modules not covered by the formal Educational System;

(iii)               Learning Virtual Environment with the training materials.


The consortium of the project was careful selected taking into account the profile and the competences needed for the project development. All the organizations involved will contribute directly to the project results due to, they are representatives of the interested parties of the project: economic sector (ES, BE, SI); Educational institutions (VET providers from ES, BE); research center (PT).

For more information, please contact Romana Benčina at the Environmental Protection Department of CCIS.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

The number of the project agreement (2017-1-ES01-KA202-038126)