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SMALEI partners meet at TKNIKA in San Sebastian


From May 15-16, partners of the SMALEI – Sustainability Matrix for Adult Learning and Education Institutions – Erasmus+ project met at the headquarters of TKNIKA, San Sebastian for the third Partners’ Meeting. TKNIKA is the Basque VET Applied Research Centre, working in bio-sustainable processes as one of its priorities.

 The meeting began with a sensorial experience prepared by students at TKNIKA in sustainability, with a 360-degree immersion to awaken the senses and evoke a personal reaction to climate change. Following this, partners visited the centre and learnt about their experimental and innovative practices, including aquaponics and applied research in the circular food economy.

Over the two days, partners discussed the finalisation of the online self-assessment tool, handbook and guidebook that will accompany the digital matrix. The tool will serve as a way for adult learning institutions to assess and improve their sustainability. Other topics discussed included the launching of the SMALEI Academy in November 2024 and the continued implementation piloting from partners.

Within the TKNIKA centre, partners were able to delve further into the last stages of the project and left inspired and with a renewed motivation to complete the results to a high quality.

Interested in learning more? Visit the SMALEI website and join the LinkedIn group for Adult Learning educators and stakeholders interested in greening their practices!