ENABLE COMPONENT

The “Enable” component concerns with the CATALYST necessity to support professionals and students to constantly gain and share novel skills and relevant experiences in topics related to sustainability, management, leadership and transversal skills. Therefore, the activities stemming from this component encompass strategic conceptualisation of the online VET Program “Leading Sustainable,  Systems and Business Transformation” for EQF levels 4 – 8, consisting of at least 70 courses. Trainers involved in courses within the project will cultivate novel teaching practices, uniquely focused on the learners’ needs where digital tools for a more interactive and self-assured learning process are central. Concepts which include multimedia learners’ feedback, digitally-based learn-by-errors methods or game-based approaches would be in the focus of the development process and part of the
established course curricula.

Also, as part of this component and enabling the learning process training and learning materials, as well as supporting resources.

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INSPIRE COMPONENT

Europe is embarking on a transition towards climate neutrality and digital leadership. The European industrial strategy aims to ensure that European industry can lead the way as we enter this new age. As a primary vehicle of innovation in the various ecosystems, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) need to be borne in mind in all actions under this Strategy. The “Inspire” component of the project is directly tackling these issues, by providing mentorship and guidance for SMEs in applying new and sustainable concepts in their organisations. 

The “Inspire” component targets the dedication to implement the new skills in real-life scenarios, working closely in collaboration with SMEs. This opportunity will be especially valuable for students, who through these experiences will gain practical knowledge and enhance their employability. 

Another important aspect of this component is the development of the “Inspire” Portfolio of instruments and services, serving as a supporting mechanism and providing a rich set of tools, resources, and guidance for SMEs.

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CATALYST PLATFORM

The CATALYST platform serves as a bonding medium of the two “Enable” and “Inspire” components. At its final stage of development, this platform would represent an international web-based and open-access medium where the developed courses and digital tools, as well as the other resources, would be easily reachable and utilised by identified target groups. 

Students, professionals and SMEs are invited to join the online courses in the “Leading Sustainable, Systems and Business Transformation” program, attuned to virtual up-skilling and online knowledge sharing with more experienced experts and professionals from the field. 

The CATALYST platform has the capacity to insure sharing of knowledge, provide training opportunities for students and professionals, as well exchanging practices and support the CATALYST community of relevant stakeholders. The Platform is envisioned as a tool for communication, collaboration and networking among the relevant stakeholders, providing opportunities for membership on the platform and forums among the members.

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CATALYST NETWORK

The CATALYST Network is one of the central project outputs and engages relevant stakeholders within and outside the project consortium. It aims to ensure the lasting impact of the project, by supporting SMEs’ transformation toward a green and sustainable society. The CATALYST Network is a very beneficial networking opportunity, for individuals and organisations, firmly anchored within regional contexts while at the same time operating at a transnational level. The multinational network of relevant stakeholders consists of VET providers, SMEs, universities, and professional bodies.

Through the network, members can reach peers and organisations, receive all the latest news regarding the CATALYST project, be invited to participate in workshops, round-tables and promotional events and use the CATALYST CoVEs offer via the platform.

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CATALYST JOURNAL

The CATALYST journal provides insight into the newest trends in sustainability in Europe, with a special focus on applied research and good practices from SMEs and VET organisations. The international journal “Interdisciplinary Approach toward Sustainability” focuses on broad aspects of sustainability. It fosters discussion on interdisciplinary approaches for sustainability in natural, technical and social sciences and practices. 

The international journal “Interdisciplinary Approach toward Sustainability” aims to establish an effective channel of communication and provides a vehicle for dissemination and exchange of information between academics, researchers, professionals, policy-makers and educators and all others interested in challenging thinking about the complexities of sustainability and innovative sustainable solutions.

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