Resources & Tools

Project Activities

Group one results: Awareness & Exploration

Result 01

Waste 2 Worth Good Practice Compendium

This is an awareness and inspiration-building resource that investigates and publishes Good Practice case studies where operations exist that demonstrate the correct use of food waste streams in food SMEs with a focus on zero-waste and circularity.

Result 02

Waste 2 Worth SME Food Waste Community Exploration Guide

This guide and its methodology will equip VET educators with the tools to guide and encourage learners to become engaged in an applied research and learning activity. SME learners will consequently acquire new research skills and the ability to conduct a mapping research activity.

Result 03

Regional Community Maps of Waste Streams

The mapping activity will give insight via a physical blueprint to each participating community on where and what waste products are available within the community and thus act as a starting block for creating community opportunities in terms of bio- & circular economies.

Group Two results: Waste2Worth Circularity VET OERs for Food SMEs

Result 01

Open education resources – 12 modules

This will be a suite of ready-to-use teaching resources made up of 12 rigorously researched and forward-thinking MODULES to be used by VET/HE educators & individual Food SMEs. They include lesson plans/frameworks, audio/video materials, evaluation guides & more. The course is complemented by a Learner’s Workbook.

Result 02

Waste 2 Worth Educator’s Guide

This guide will present the most flexible & impactful innovative pedagogic approaches to waste valorisation/circularity & transversal skills such as active participation & climate action. Focusing on strategies that are appropriate to both in-person, hybrid & digital classrooms, each pedagogy will be carefully reviewed for its potential to help Food SME learners engage with, study & develop solutions for Climate-change problems locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Group 3 Results: Teaching Regional Collaborative Design Thinking Toolkit

Result 01

Facilitators Design Thinking Framework & Handbook

Now that each partner region has explored, discovered & mapped the waste-streams in their community & SMEs have access to tailored training, this result will provide a framework and guide for W2W Regional Collaborative Design Thinking (DT), that will involve all 3 Target Groups & beneficiaries, with a focus on developing practical solutions to food waste/waste streams that are providing challenges to SMEs in the regions.

Result 02

Design Thinking Workshops

These workshops are instigated to promote local solutions to food waste challenges within the food sectors. The aim is that all target groups are motivated to encourage collaboration and creativity via the DT process so that they learn from their peers and develop solutions together – consequently become changemakers in climate action.

Fondazione Luigi Clerici (FLC)


Fondazione Luigi Clerici (FLC) (Italy) is a private non-profit VET organization, established in 1972 which operates in Italy with its 30 branches by providing training services for people, companies and social organisations. Its aims are:  contributing to social and professional inclusion in the labour market and promoting training courses according to the current needs of the labour market. FLC has 7 VET centres in which it offers training courses for the catering sector and 2 VET centres in which it offers training courses for the Pastry and Bakery Sector.  Being aware of the huge amounts of food waste, which is being created in Italy and Europe, FLC aims at introducing knowledge and competences about food waste management within its training course. Therefore, W2W is of specific interest.

Sara Radaelli

Sara Radaelli

Key skills: She has experience in the management of European project and has knowledge with regards to the EU environment and its partner organizations. Furthermore, she is responsible for the Erasmus + Mobility Projects.

Nadia Glaeserer - European Project Manager

Key skills: She has experience in the management and implementation of national, international and European projects regarding education, lifelong learning and research. Furthermore, she has experience in designing, organizing and coordinating of training courses and in developing e-learning material for adult learners.


CDEA has led the way in vocational training in Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, since 1978 and delivers HOSPITALITY, TOURISM & HEALTH courses in three areas: in-service, initial and adult vocational training. Our broad range of courses brings them into daily contact with the business community which enables them to adapt to the ever-changing skill needs. CDEA aims to contribute to the continuous improvement and development of tourism and hospitality sectors by preparing and training the professionals of the future. 

As a VET provider CDEA recognizes the value of training future leaders in the food sector in their role as changemakers and we strongly encourage innovative thinking. Through the accomplishment of this project we will provide tailored support for four SMEs  partners, stakeholders & regional/agricultural agencies to increase awareness of the impact of the food waste on the environment and economy and on how we can better use food waste to create worth and economic gain.