This project is a follow up of the SusTexEdu -.Nordplus project. The objectives of the project concern Textile and Clothing (TC) sector, focusing on textile and clothing materials, sustainability and circular economy (CE). The project will create an open platform with study material and recommendations for developing an integrated formal and informal education which concerns the subjects mentioned.

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 learning needs, the project will develop micro-credentials on textile materials, textile technology and circular economy and test them as part of the existing curriculum in the partner organizations.

The micro-credentials created 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.

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 +  www.oph.fi/erasmusplus