Intellectual Outputs

All the partners will work firmly together throughout the project in order to create the intellectual outputs of the project. Each partner will have one output, a module of education based on one or a few goals of Agenda 2030. Those modules will be created by the partners and those will be developed together in our workshop of L/T/T activity in May 2021. Later each partner will test and develop their own output in national workshops with different kinds of groups.

Dimensions of Accessibility 

Leader | Skaf

This Intellectual output is linked on the Agenda 2030 goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries, especially 10.2 (By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.) Within the output, Kansalaisfoorumi will arrange local projects and peer-learning workshops for using accessibility as a tool for improving equality and social inclusion among art and culture hobbies. Accessibility, seen as a multidimensional concept covers the key elements of social and cultural sustainability.   

The element of innovation lies in the idea of systematically improving the accessibility among local art and culture associations, based on the idea of Design for all. In the peer-learning workshops we go through the chosen procedures step by step, and with concrete analysis we learn, where the accessibility issues are involved and how they could be improved. Sustainability will be the guiding value in all the measures.  

The expected impact among the participating associations and individuals is the permanent and ground-breaking change in action and strategy, strengthening active citizenship, sharing new knowledge and clear know-how about accessibility and sustainability as a whole. The participation in the long-term process creates meaningful experiences on the change agency of an individual and enhances the willingness to act toward common goals largely as an active citizen. The impact is also naturally measured with the amount of new audiences and members acquired and connections created. The change is based on understanding the necessity and meaning of the measures, in order to secure the lively future of the local associations.  

Based on the analysis of the whole process and the results, and the tested education material on accessibility and sustainability, the education module will be created iteratively. The best representation method of the module will be co-designed with the end users during the workshops. The module created will work as a tool for art and culture organisations on how to carry out accessibility in all its forms in order to support social and cultural sustainability locally. The versatile and concrete content and well-chosen presentation methods will secure the applicability and transferability of the module for different areas of art and culture.  

Adult education promoting sustainable development 

Leader: University of Easten Finland

This Intellectual Output is linked to the Agenda 2030 Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and Equitable quality education and promote Lifelong learning opportunities for all.  

Within this Intellectual Output, the University of Eastern Finland will plan a formal University course titled “Adult education promoting sustainable development”. Within the course we will view the possibilities that adult education has in promoting social and cultural sustainability. According to the connected Goal 4 we will also view, how equitable and inclusive quality education as well as lifelong learning opportunities for all could and are promoted in adult education. In the planning work the following concepts are central:  
– Agency – Inclusiveness (including gender, age, religion, economic status etc.)  
– Critical reflection  
– Transformational learning  
– The method of service-learning (The societal mission of universities)  

The course will be run as a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and will be freely accessible for all. It will also be part of the official curriculum in the School of Educational Sciences and Psychology. From the same raw material, UEF will design an educational module for the primary target groups of the planned project. The needs of the secondary target groups will be acknowledged through the planning process.  

Older adults are acknowledged during planning and implementation of this intellectual output in three levels. First, in societal level – Finnish universities are committed in promoting lifelong learning. The course being a MOOC guarantees that people of all ages can access the course. Second, in content level: the concepts of social and cultural sustainability will be considered from the viewpoint of inclusiveness. How can people from different backgrounds (gender, education, financial status, age, religion etc.) be included in the functions of society? Through the method of service-learning university students can get to know scientific literature in the field of gerontology combined with interaction with people from different generations.  

This process helps students to deconstruct and reconstruct images, beliefs and paradigms about older adults (Cohen, Hatchett & Eastridge 2006, 161). Third, in the methodological level: in all stages of planning, accessibility will be considered. People of different ages as well as the disabled and other groups that benefit from accessible material are seen as active participants of the society and are acknowledged throughout the design of the intellectual output.  

This intellectual output will be a modern and innovative combination of formal and non-formal adult education. The high-quality teaching from the University of Eastern Finland will be applied into non-formal context guaranteeing a high standard of education. As a MOOC as well as part of the study program in UEF, the course will continue having an impact both in Finnish and international students and professional. 

Responsible Consumption and Production. Avoid Food Waste! 

Leader: Autokreacja

This Intellectual Output is linked to the Agenda 2030 Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.  

In the EU, an estimated 20 per cent of food is lost or wasted with a grave impact on the global economy, society and environment. Food that is discarded at any stage of the supply chain directly causes the wastage of the energy and water resources that would have been used up in its production, harvesting and delivery to the market. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), around one-third of all food produced globally is lost (in the production phase) or wasted (in the retail and consumption phase).  

The activities programme will focus on building adults participants/learners motivation for taking action in solving common issues, increase their confidence as citizens, while enhancing employability skills using entrepreneurship as an activator for interest and using food and its industry as an activator for their interest. The experience and feeling of affecting everyday life and reacting to ecological issues creates also social and cultural sustainability.  

The envisaged impact is: possibility to add a new service in the partners’ organization aimed at increasing wider professional skills and competences in educators and trainers, while offering a new and original angle for supporting local communities in need for better options. Better prepared educators within partners organizations and in key stakeholders, practice at local level that can contribute to more efficient territorial management of waste. 

The partners in this project are willing to cooperate to create a program that will use the food industry and its waste management system, to encourage people to investigate better how community/ society works, offer proactive solutions to common issues while contributing to lower food waste and have a concrete impact on their communities. 

Achieving Gender Equality and Empowering women.


SYNTHESIS is leading IO5 entitled “Achieving Gender Equality and Empowering women”. Through this module, SYNTHESIS will uphold the EU commitment to the SDGs, and specifically, to gender equality and women empowerment, by focusing on creating the knowledge, skills and competences necessary to support gender equality, and women empowerment though focusing on women – their competences, values and skills. The module will help to raise awareness on the opportunities that women have to shape their future by knowing their social and economic rights, especially inside a work environment and in general, to combat discrimination and injustice against women. This module will suit local and EU cultural values and the needs of women in the EU as a whole, but also, it will be adjustable to many categories’ needs (such as migrant women, employed orunemployed women, low income women etc.).

Well-being and sustainability. How to build a sustainable work culture 

Leader: University of Trieste

The challenge is to match the needs, competences, and abilities of the individual with the jobs and the quality of working conditions (Eurofounds, 2015) in order to foster rather than to exploit human resources. Target groups are educators (cooperatives, associations, public institutions).  

The IO will be realized through a bottom-up strategy in order to actively involve the target groups. Will be used active methodologies and tools (working groups, flipped activities, self-evaluation tools) to activate people and make them aware of their roles and functions in promoting a sustainable working condition and personal well-being. 

The analysis need will be managed using a closed questions questionnaire on the theme “well-being and sustainability at work” and the data will be analyzed by different focuses: organizational aspect; working group situation and relational and communicative dynamics. The key elements that will emerge from quantitative data will be examine in depth using Focus Groups and interviews.  


Health and Inclusion for Social Sustainability

Leader: Provincial Adult Educational  Center 1 Brescia

This  output is linked to the goal 3 of the Agenda 2030 “Ensuring healthy and promoting well-being at all ages”, with a particular regard to the access to local health and prevention system by foreigners.

This goal is very important to us because many foreign students can’t approach our health care system because of the poor information about the services granted and because of the use of the specific language of the health worker.

We will produce information materials regarding the health care and the prevention system in our area, including glossaries in different languages. We will also produce short videos, shot by students of different nationality, who promote the Sustainable Development Goals in their own mother tongues, to enhance sustainability.

These materials will be developed with the direct contribution of the students that will make available their formal and informal knowledge to understand well the problem and to make hypothesis for the solution by critical reflections but practical measures too.

Students will establish ties between the knowledge and the making of activities and trying to change interpersonal relations they will acquire awareness about the social meaning of permanent learning.

All these activities will stimulate the didactics of other teachers and facilitators to enhance social inclusion and sustainability.