The SusTexEdu project investigates in the Nordic and Baltic countries the higher education of textile materials, responsibility and circular economy and how the education answers to the requirements of sustainable development in working life and the EU's carbon neutrality goals.
In the project workshops held in each participating country, experts, teachers, students and working life representatives discuss, network and analyze the education. The aim is to obtain comparative information, perspectives and visions, mainly for the education of the textile and clothing, but other fields of design are also taken into account.
Data is collected for long-term development work. It provides a basis for in-depth research. The project draws up a roadmap for developing a model for RDI work and higher education in the Nordic and Baltic countries to meet current and future competence needs. The plan creates a basis and produces material for further development, which will take into account the needs of lifelong learning and the possibilities of accumulating and demonstrating competence when a student is moving from one level of education to another. The idea is to extend the network to other EU countries in order to achieve the European Commission's carbon neutrality targets.