(04 September 2014) – Eight partner organisations including AEIDL have been granted €446 285 under ERASMUS+ to implement the Social Innovation for Resilient Communities (SIRCle) project.
The Sustainable Innovation for Resilient Communities (SIRCle) project uses adult education to address one of the most pressing needs of our time, namely how to marry effective grassroots responses to climate and social change with the capacity to make a sustainable living in a challenging economic environment.
Adult learners will acquire the skills needed to set up and run a social enterprise and sustainable business that contributes to the sustainability of their region. In this way they will be supporting the development of a new economy based on the creation and distribution of the goods and services needed to deliver a sustainable and resilient future.
SIRCle brings together a diverse range of organisations from Austria(plenum), Belgium (AEIDL and Still Consulting), Portugal (FFCUL), Romania (Asociatia Romania in Transizie), Spain (Altekio), and the UK (Findhorn Foundation and Global Ecovillage Network UK) to implement the project over a three-year period, from November 2014 to October 2017.
This project is a spin-off of AEIDL’s involvement in the ECOLISE network. AEIDL’s main roles will be to take care of the website, make connections with NGO and social enterprise networks, analyse needs in Belgium, organise a training seminar and a final conference in Brussels.