Project Objectives

The general objective of the project is to minimize the environmental, economic, and social impact of the products and activities on future economies and industries.

The partners propose to contribute to reaching this objective by raising Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) awareness, providing an e-learning Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) course, available on a devoted e-learning platform, for international students of engineering and economic faculties, infusing the required technical and scientific knowledge for understanding the sustainability of production processes and technologies with an LC approach, to support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals n. 11 “sustainable cities and communities” and n. 12 “responsible production and consumption”. All three dimensions of sustainability – environmental, economic, and social – will be addressed.

Specific objectives refer to the expected changes and the results to be achieved by the end of the project are:

  • Defining the training needs of students based on their background (interdisciplinary student equality),
  • Collecting and evaluating a list of available IT tools for conducting LCA with teaching purposes;
  • Elaborating an LCA course for different advancement levels;
  • Introducing innovative teaching-learning methodologies;
  • Assembling a modular course on an e-platform for High Education (HE) lecturers/teachers in the field of LCT;
  • Delivering the course to students of the partner HEIs, strengthening their competencies and skills in the field of LCT and LCA, providing the necessary knowledge to understand the impacts of industrial activities on ecosystems, natural resources, and human health on LC and providing the students with open badge
  • Coaching the students to solve the project/challenge; making the course available to public on the e-platform;
  • Producing a course Handbook, including the challenge coaching methodologies.
  • Increasing the employability of HE students in the industry
  • Increase awareness and visibility of LCA as an actor with a major impact on the greenness and sustainability of supply chains among engineers and economists in the society.

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