Girls Go Circular Project

Year of production: 2021

The Girls Go Circular Project aims to equip 40 000 schoolgirls aged 14-19 in Southern and Eastern Europe to develop their digital and entrepreneurial competencies while acquiring knowledge on the circular economy.


The online learning platform developed in the framework of the project – the “Circular Learning Space” – offers students the option of choosing between different learning modules on topics like e-waste, climate change, food, or robotics. These modules are based on a learning-by-doing approach, transferring knowledge and skills through an interactive, challenge-based structure.


The Girls Go Circular Project supports Action 13 – Encourage women’s participation in STEM of the European Commission’s Digital Education Action Plan and empowers schoolgirls in European countries defined as modest and moderate innovators (according to the European Innovation Scoreboard) to become future leaders and entrepreneurs.  

The skills developed align with the EU Digital Competences Framework 2.2 (DigComp), the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework (EntreComp), and the European Sustainability Competence Framework (GreenComp).


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EIT RawMaterials provides a collaborative environment for disruptive and breakthrough innovations by connecting business with academia, research, and investment. It also invests in future generations of innovators for the raw materials sector through initiatives ranging from education of school students to higher qualifications for industry professionals. The company is committed to supporting Europe’s transition towards a circular, green, and digital economy whilst strengthening its global competitiveness and securing employment. On this foundation, EIT RawMaterials has been mandated by the European Commission to lead and manage the European Raw Materials Alliance (ERMA).