The ERASMUS+ INSIGHT project achieved a major milestone towards the development of the new professional profile, the Industrial Symbiosis Facilitator. The six project partners have outlined a structured training course, built upon an analysis of the situation of industrial symbiosis globally and in Europe and validated by stakeholders representing its main target and potential audience.

The INSIGHT Joint Curriculum is expected to have a total duration of 150 hours, equivalent of 6 ECVET points. It covers five modules, composed of several training units (16 in total) to which learning outcomes in terms of knowledge, skills, and competences are associated. ECVET points are allocated to these learning units based on time and relevance. The five modules are the following:

  1. Industrial symbiosis theory, concepts and context;
  2. Resource Management;
  3. Industrial Symbiosis Management;
  4. Soft skills for IS;
  5. IS Case Studies.

A report fully describes the INSIGHT Joint Curriculum as well as presents a summary of the validation process and an overview of the national education framework in Belgium, Italy, Romania, Slovenia, and Spain.

Now that the Joint Curriculum has been outlined, the INSIGHT partners will focus on developing the content of the modules and training units which will be provided through an online training platform.