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SusTexEdu | Erasmus+

Education Partnership of Textile and Clothing Sector Materials & Sustainability

Project description

The goal of the Erasmus+ SusTexEdu project is to enhance education in the textile and clothing sector (TCS) related to materials, technology, sustainability and circular economy (CE). The project participates in the continuous learning development work initiated by the EU.

SusTexEdu develops micro-learning units and quality assessment of the micro-credentials that can be obtained after completing them, to fulfill the competence needs for sustainable development in the sector.

Erasmus+ SusTexEdu is a follow up of the SusTexEdu Nordplus project.

The responsibility for the textile and clothing industry requires knowledge of the materials. The expertise of textile materials will be needed ea. for sustainable design, subcontracting, procurement, logistics, sales, recycling and reusing of materials. The project investigates the competences required in the field for a critical assessment of the sustainability of materials, products and processes.

The objectives of the project are to develop a new optional multidisciplinary education concept, that takes into account the targets of the EU environmental agreements. By basing on the competence needs and gaps, the project will develop small learning units on textile materials, textile technology and circular economy and test them as part of the existing curriculum in the partner organizations.

The small learning units can be completed in courses and trainings with ECTS crediting into micro-credentials. They will be offered on an online platform as open educational resources.The target is also to do the micro-credentials' quality assurance and evaluation in the textile education and to develop reliable research-based understanding and co-operation between VET and higher education (HE). Micro-credentials are estimated to support that development by acting as a bridge between level 4 and 6 education, where they can be integrated into degree programs. The flexibility of micro-credentials is also useful for lifelong learning and for identifying competences. Recommendation for a European approach to micro-credentials

Duration: 2022-2024

The Coordinator: Metropolia UAS | Clean and Sustainable Solutions Innovation Hub

The partners: Hogent (BE), Mome (HU), Omnia (FI), TTHK (EE), TTK UAS (EE), University of Borås (SE)

Funding: Erasmus +

Project results

The final seminar of the project was held March 6th 2024 | link to the event page | link to the feedback form
The results of the project will be published by September 2024

Exhibition of Sustainability Education in Textile and Clothing 6.3.-26.6.2024
Take a look on the works by students from Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Hungary and Sweden. Click the hexagon you wish to see!

SusTexEdu Gallery - lime cover by Borås SusTexEdu Gallery - lime cover 1. by Hogent SusTexEdu Gallery - lime cover 2. by Hogent SusTexEdu Gallery - lime cover 2. by Hogent

SusTexEdu Gallery - lime cover by Metropolia SusTexEdu Gallery - lime cover 1. by TTHK SusTexEdu Gallery - lime cover TTHK SusTexEdu Gallery - lime cover by TTK