The project Future Skills & Sustainable Development in the Green Salon (Green Salon) has finished the third conference and it was the first conference with student participation. The meeting was organized in Malaga, Spain on the 5 th 6th and 7th of October. The central issues of the meeting were:
- The concept diagnostic scan to make an inventory of the existing situation of health and safety and environment in a salon,
- The design of the internet sustainability game,
- The structure and concept of the physical sustainability game we have to develop,
- The main subjects of the three learning modules to develop,
- The student assignments and participation in the coming period,
- The communication and impact of the project.
The students’ focus during this meeting were:
· Testing the diagnostic scan at 25 SME’s,
· Creating a sketch/video about the situation in a hair and beauty salon
· Writing an article about their experiences during the Malaga visit.
The main goals of the Green Salon project is to develop: new educational products like workshops on sustainability and innovation, entrepreneurial skills, teaching materials for schools and post vocational education about sustainability in the 'green' salon, a study of management systems of sustainability in the sector, a diagnostic scan and roadmap for businesses and schools, a physical sustainability game and an Internet awareness game about sustainability and entrepreneurial skills.
More information on the project and the presentations of this meeting you can find on the project website Green Salon: www.greensalon.eu
The participating organizations:
AARHUS TECH is a large educational institution in Denmark specialized in technical studies and offering a range of international activities.
IES EL PALO is a VET-institute in Spain. The educational levels offered by El Palo include baccalaureate, vocational training in beauty, hairdressing and Personal Image Consultant and Social Programs.
IGS (Institute de Gestion Sociale) in France, a group of higher education institutes, training centres (full-time, cooperative and executive) and research facilities based on the concept of an International Professional University.
BRIDGWATER College caters for more than 15.000 full and part-time students each year and employs more than 1.000 staff. The student population comprises approximately 3.500 16 – 18 year olds, as well as 700 students following higher education programmes.
ROC van Amsterdam in the Netherlands is one of the largest community colleges in Europe with approximately 35.000 students; 3.500 part-time and fulltime staff spread over roughly 60 locations.
STIVAKO, a Dutch VET-institute for management and leadership in the print media and creative industries. Stivako is the coordinator of the project.