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Circle21 is an international cooperation project in vocational education and training, with the aim of addressing sustainability dilemmas, testing comprehensive solutions, and finding overarching approaches to offer them on a broad scale.

The 21st century is characterized by extensive processes of change. In order to shape these successfully, 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been jointly agreed, which also apply to the field of vocational education and training.

Within and between the various fields, conflicting goals and outcomes can arise. For example, an intelligently networked infrastructure is necessary for the mobility and energy turnaround. At the same time, enormous quantities of raw materials are required for achieve this. However, the necessary raw materials are only available in limited quantities, and their extraction causes ecological, economic and social problems.

In the field of information and communication technology (ICT), work is already underway on functioning cycles of technical resources that can help resolve conflicting goals. For these developments, we need experts as multipliers with this knowledge and competence.

Circle21 develops educational solutions on technical cycles of the 21st century. Teachers in the fields of mobility and energy test innovative and sustainable tools (e.g. modular smartphones for ICT lessons) and advise in further development. Through these concepts, we eventually reach learners - designers, developers and specialists of tomorrow.


TU Berlin (Institute of Vocational Education and Work Studies & Center für Entrepreneurship)

Institut für Betriebliche Bildungsforschung (IBBF) 

Vytauto Didziojo Universität (Litauen)

Shift GmbH


Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (February 2021 – April 2022)

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