Teachers and facilitators guide

Are you preparing your students for the future in the growing green industry?
18 million more jobs will result from implementing the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and a shift to a greener economy goal by 2030.* Do you want to equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in this new world?

If yes, join the CircularCityChallenge contest! This is an effective way for your students to learn about circularity and sustainability and how they can apply them to their own communities.

Teachers and facilitators can choose the format that fits their teaching context, such as independent workshops, cross-subject collaboration, science fairs, project weeks, green weeks, after-school activities, homework, summer schools workshops, or seminars.

Learning outcomes
After completing the module, your students will be able to:


  • Explain the value and meaning of circularity and sustainability
  • Demonstrate situations in their communities (households, schools, neighborhoods, cities) that are problematic in terms of too much linearity in the resources management, i.e., too much waste
  • Explain the nature of relationships and different needs of various stakeholders in the circular economy in their communities



  • Apply the process of mapping and understanding stakeholders and their relationships for selecting more circular options
  • Independently plan and implement a circularity project in their community
  • Plan actions while being very precise about the roles and describing the results in a time frame
  • Present analysis and proposal to the jury and any other audiences in a well argued manner


The contest is open to all teachers and students who are interested in circularity and sustainability. The deadline for submitting your students’ project proposal is July 30th, 2024. The best projects will be awarded with prizes and recognition at an award ceremony in Vienna in October 2024. Travel expenses will be covered for the teams and their guardian – teacher or parent.
Don’t miss this chance to join the CircularCityChallenge contest and prepare your students for the future!

Do you want to help your students learn about circularity and sustainability in a fun and engaging way? 

You don’t need to do any training to lead the students. You only need enthusiasm, creativity and our resources to guide your students through all six steps of the contest. These resources include a handbook for teachers and facilitators, videos, articles, examples, and tips. 

 If you have any questions or need any assistance for the contest, please contact the consortium members directly. They will be happy to support you and provide you with guidance and feedback. You can reach them via the contact form.


Circular economy in a nutshell

Help your students identify the circular challenge in their surroundings

Assist your students in mapping the stakeholders around their challenge

Facilitate envisioning circular futures

Support your students in designing their circular idea