The quarantine to which the world population has been subjected due to COVID-19 has not been able to slow down the INSIGHT partners, who continue to work actively on the best possible implementation of the projects and to try to reach as many stakeholders as possible. 

To this end, synergies have been established between INSIGHT and another project related to the circular economy and sustainability: DESIGN4CIRCLE

DESIGN4CIRCLE project aims to improve and promote the education of fashion designers to update their skills, knowledge and achieve a circular business model.

Spanish partners of both projects, CETEM representing INSIGHT and AMUEBLA representing DESIGN4CIRCLE met on 11 May 2020. During this meeting, they analysed in depth the needs identified by both projects in their respective reports on knowledge, skills and key competences. The conclusion is that the transversal needs are fundamental to implement new circular business models in the industry, highlighting the systemic thinking, networking, entrepreneurial mindset, creativity, etc. in addition to other technical skills related to sustainability, environmental management, knowledge in legislative matters, etc. 

In line with the new European Green Plan, the partners of both projects are aware of the importance of training projects that provide industry stakeholders with the necessary skills to transform the economy and society towards a more sustainable and innovative path.

Reports from DESIGN4CIRCLE can be visited on the project’s website and you can learn in depth all the details and conclusions that were obtained through the analysis of several success stories and during several stakeholder surveys.

During the following months, both partners will continue to meet periodically to continue evaluating other types of possible collaborations such as seminars, workshops, etc.

DESIGN4CIRCLE: “Circular Economy in the textile and footwear industry” Skills and competences for a sector renewal”.
Informe INSIGHT: “Industrial Symbiosis Facilitator- Key Study based on current knowledge, skills and qualifications regarding industrial symbiosis”.