Circular schools

The project was implemented within the framework of the Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Slovak Republic – Hungary and was financed from the ERDF and the state budget of the Slovak Republic. The project started in September 2017 and was completed in October 2019. The aim of this project was to present the essence of the circular economy in schools in Slovakia and Hungary.

The role of the project “Circle of Circular Economy” was to bring principles of CE to schools – to familiarize a new generation and show them how practical solutions work in everyday life. The objective was to show this system change to students not only in theoretical form, but to apply in practice and everyday life of school, students, and teachers as many principles of circular economy as possible. The essential and visible step was the decrease of mixed municipal waste by introducing separated waste collection and composting at school. The project also included the cooperation of students from the Slovak Republic and Hungary. The result was so-called “Circular Schools”.

The project involved 40 secondary and primary schools. 20 schools from Slovakia (Region of Bratislava, Trnava, Nitra) and 20 schools from Hungary.

Educational activities included lectures, workshops on topics of: Circular Economy – Waste as Source, Biodegradable Waste Management – Composting, Renewable Energy Resources, Water Management, Transportation, Clothing Industry, Green Buildings – Sustainable Buildings. The project also included tours to the facilities.

Partners: The Regional Development Agency Komárno, Institute for Circular Economy, The European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation Rába – Duna – Vág.