Three C – Multiplier event Porto 6 June 2016

On June 6 2016, the consortium of ThreeC organised a  very successful multiplier event  in Porto, hosted by the Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique. Around 100 participants from six European countries shared this day their experiences and ideas on circular economy and education.

A short report on the highlights of the event is taken from  the full report (PDF 14 pages)  made by  Fontys University of Applied Sciences ThreeC report multiplier Porto event

During the first part of the conference, three speakers were invited to present their ideas.

Rafael Campos Pereira (vice-president of the Association of Industrial Metalworking,Portugal) reflected on circular economy in Portugal. Sara Heinrich (Schools & Colleges Programme Manager at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation) presented some essentials on circular economy and education.  Keynote Sara Heinrich  (PDF) And Martin de Wolf (teacher trainer at Fontys University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands) explained the importance of some learning outcomes of the ThreeC Project. Read more (PPT) keynote-martindewolf-porto2016  (PDF)

Sarah Heinrich



Martin De Wolf presenting the learning outcomes
Martin De Wolf presenting the learning outcomes
The second part of the conference consisted of two parallel sessions where teachers presented their ThreeC projects.

One sessionfocused on three secondary school projects, the other section on vocational school projects. All teachers developed school projects, based on the didactical approach that was developed by ThreeC consortium members.

Presentations of secondary schools

  • Marta Villares ( Escola Secundária Fontes Pereira de Melo, Porto) developed a project about cork. View the presentation  porto_presentation-cork-project (PDF)
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  • Ton Sprangers (Cambreur College, the Netherlands) and Marielle Antonie, teacher student at Fontys University of Applied Sciences did a project on waste management.
  • The project of Sven Spruijt, De Nieuwste School, the  Netherlands) was about chewing gum.

Three Vocational school projects

  • Mariano Gomez Calcerrada from CIFP Las Indias (school for clothing, hair and lifestyle in Tenerife) ) reported how students doing an internship in a company write an advice how some linear aspects can be changed into a circular system.

Two projects on Fashion were presented


  • Joska Pouw and Jolanda Helverstein (ROC Fashion Design school  Tilburg ,the Netherlands)  presented their project that resulted  in an assignment of Havep, a garment manufacturer in the region.
  • Vicky Leemans and  her colleagues (Vrije Sint-Lambertusscholen, Belgium)  reported about  a four-years-programme as a result of the ThreeC project. View the presentation portocircularfashion(PDF)
The third and  final part of the conference were four workshops on important aspects of the didactics and learning environment.
  • Workshop on systems thinking was introduced by Lennie de Ridder ( Norbertuscollege, the Netherlands)
  • Marcel Kops (Were Di,  the Netherlands) and Eefje Smit (teacher trainer, Fontys University of Applied Sciences) conducted the workshop on internal networking at school
  • Teachers René Boon & Suzanne Broeders and students from Koning Willem I College (the Netherlands) and teacher trainer Michiel Lippus reported how the school cooperated with contractors.

A fourth workshop on climate change was organised for students of Portuguese schools by Sabine Wiemann and Tim Scholze (projectmanagers at BUPNET GmbH, Germany) and Hanna Villa ( Kuoppanummi school,Finland)

Sabine Wiemann, Bupnet GmBH
Sabine Wiemann, Bupnet GmBH