European Seminar I

CIRCLE-LAB project is aimed at supporting the initial and continuous professional development of teachers’ profiles in accordance with the European lifelong learning approach through the application of practical and innovative tools in order to promote circular chemistry in secondary schools. CIRCLE-LAB transnational approach represents an added value for promoting a spirit of cooperation among partners where virtuous experiences of policies, projects, and practices can be shared between countries with different levels of ESD awareness, and for addressing these key challenges.

During the meeting, the partners will share the results of a training curriculum to offer to teachers/educators/tutor some practical methods for create awareness among high school students on circular economy matters, mixing technical contents and motivational and moderation strategies. Furthermore, students will be invited to participate to the presentation of the innovative game “Guardian of the Green Galaxy” and be able to provide feedback to help partners develop videos and interactive manuals​.

Agenda - CIRCLE LAB European Seminar

Date: October 4th, 2022; 13.30 - 17.30(EEST)

Address: Vytauto pr. 44, Kaunas 44329, Lithuania


Start Time





Gathering and Welcome





Introduction: The Circle Lab

Olga Hendel – MDU (Sweden)


The Educational Modules (IO1)

Paolo Manes – Sviluppo Chimica (Italy)


The Training 4 Trainers (IO2)

Maria Chiara Pizzorno – CSCI (Italy)


The toolkit 4 Students (IO3)

Ecologic (North Macedonia) Petar Stojcevski


Workshop – Part I (subgroup
session) Engaging with the
Audience for IOs testing

IOs leader in collaboration with External

Groups are divided

in 4 rooms for

subgroup work


Coffee Break



Subgroup work
Group 1: Working on LU 3
Group 2: Working on LU 4
Group 3: Working on LU 5
Group 4: Working on IO3

IOs leader in collaboration with External


Workshop – Part II (plenary
session) Presentation and
discussion of subgroup work

IOs leader in collaboration with External

Conference Room


Group 1: Working on LU 3

Spokeperson Group 1


Group 2: Working on LU 4

Spokeperson Group 2


Group 3: Working on LU 5

Spokeperson Group 3


Group 4: Working on IO3

Spokeperson Group 4


Wrap up and conclusions

Olga Hendel MDU


Gala Dinner


Bernelių užeiga" M.
Valančiaus g. 9, Kaunas

Youtube Livestream

Workshop Guidelines

Over goal:

The Objective of the Seminar for CIRCLE LAB innovative learning approach for circular chemistry in secondary educaiton is engaging the audience in the piloting and fine-tuning phase of the Intellectual Outputs 2 and 3. The audience will be divided into 4 subgroups. Three groups will give feedback on 3 Learning Units ( the Training for Trainers Program is made of 7 LUs but the core LUs were chosen) and propose educational activities to transfer these innovative topics in Secondary Education. The 4th Group will pilot the Circle Lab Game and will provide ideas and inputs for its further development

Group Composition:

Group 1,2 and 3 are composed of adults: teachers, trainers, and other stakeholders (representative of NGOs, Companies, etc.). The participants will voluntarily join a subgroup on the basis of their preferred topic, however a balanced distribution across groups will be enocuraged (5/6 people per group), Group 4 is composed of students (max 8/10 students, however, if a higher number of students will participate a 5th group could be created.

Group Task:
G1,G2,G3 are testing, giving feedback and inputs on, the 3 core Learning Units of the IO2 Training 4 trainer.

Group 1: Working on LU 3 - “Managing waste as a resource”
Group 2: Working on LU 4 - “Chemical Recycling”
Group 3: Working on LU 5 – “Solar Energy - Innovative materials for solar cells”
Group 4: Working on IO 3 – “Guardians of the Green Galaxy”

Group Facilitators (working in pairs)
Group 1: Working on LU 3 - Biljana Apostoloska & Paolo Manes
Group 2: Working on LU 4 - Gema Valera Vázquez & Rudbeckianska School
Group 3: Working on LU 5 - Vaida Matulevičiūtė & Zivile
Group 4: Working on IO3 - Petar Stojevski, Eco Logic

Spokesperson: Each group should identify a spokesperson who is in charge to take notes
from the group discussion and present the results of the subgroup work (ppt or o

Instructions - Group 1,2,3

Duration: the subgroup work will last an hour and a half




Read the LU presentation (PPT)


Discuss in group, by answering the following question “How to integrate this
specific topic in Secondary Education Curriculum (at what grade/age, which course
or subject, possible connection with other subjects, etc.)?”


Propose a practical educational activity in order to transfer the LU topic into
Secondary Education (e.g., a challenge-based or problem-based project, a game, a
community-based project etc.). The group may have an open and free brainstorming or follow these steps:

  • Decide the activity target group and the actors involved (age/grade,1 or more
    classes, experts, stakeholders etc.)
  • Describe the main educational goal
  • Describe the method (individual or group work, indoor or outdoor, investigating or creating content, real or fictional/gaming)
  • Describe the main activities
  • Describe the expected results/products


Identification of the spokesperson and preparation of the presentation for the
plenary session

Instructions - Group 4

Duration: the subgroup work will last an hour and a half




Read the instructions оf the game „Guardians of the green galaxy “


Play against the evil pollutants – Identify and eliminate the compounds from
their way into the earth
Create the green machine- Identify and create the green compounds from the
planet itself
Оn the start of the session choose:
Result: Creative solution for making a positive connection between chemistry and
* In this session the participants will be followed by the moderator through playing
the game with scenarios and questions.


Evaluation questionnaire using sticky notes about the game


Identification of the spokesperson and preparation of the presentation for the
plenary session