Running Projects

WEEE4Future is a wider society learning project supported by the Raw Materials Academy of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology that would stimulate youngsters to provide for a proper separate collection of the waste from electric and electronics equipments (WEEE). On the website the visitors are engaged in a "scavenger hunt at home" and the "E-waste calculator" enables them to evaluate the amount of materials and CO2 saved when WEEE are recycled. Finally, the visitors finds the nearest recycling plant and many other info on WEEE.
Period: 01/01/2021- 31/12/2021
Contact person for CNR-ISOF: Alberto Zanelli
Website: https://weee4future.eu/
Raw Matters Ambassadors at Schools 3.0 (RM@Schools)
It is the Flagship program in the Wider Society Learning sector of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology in the field of Raw Materials (EIT RawMaterials). It is an innovative program to make science education and careers in RM attractive for youngster. It involves 20 partners from 13 countries.
Period: 01/01/2018- 31/03/2021
Project Leader: Armida Torreggiani
Website: https://rmschools.isof.cnr.it

"The Research Language" is popularisation science project promoted by the researchers of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) and by the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)
"Il Linguaggio della Ricerca" (LdR), progetto di divulgazione scientifica promosso dai ricercatori del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) e dell’Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)

Website: http://www.bo.cnr.it/linguaggiodellaricerca/
European Project emerging from and running in parallel to RM@Schools 3.0. It is dedicated to the ESEE region for expanding the RawMaterials Academy’s efforts towards young students (11-19 years old) across Europe to promote a wide dissemination action on RM-related themes in schools and society
Period: 01/01/2020- 31/12/2022
Project Co-cordinator: Armida Torreggiani
Website: https://rmschools.isof.cnr.it
Circular Economy Laboratory (CirclELab)
European project aimed to show to 10-18 years old students the main characteristics of Circular Economy and what it is possible to do with wastes.
Period: 01/01/2020- 31/12/2020
WP leader: Alberto Zanelli
Website: https://circulareconomylab.eu/?cli_action=1589992450.897
ENGIE - Encouraging Girls to Study Geosciences and Engineering
ENGIE aims to turn the interest of 13-18 years old girls to study geosciences and related engineering disciplines. As career decisions are made generally in this period of life, the project expectedly will improve the gender balance in the fields of these disciplines.
Period: 01/01/2020 – 31/12/2022
WP leader- ISMAR- Silvia Giuliani
ISOF contact person: Armida Torreggiani
Social Innovation for Sustainable Treatment of European Metals (SISTEM)
Driven by the Industry, SISTEM will address and reinforce the Industry and Society relationship through WSL activities designed to promote and integrate the Industry with its surrounding Community including social and environmental sustainability.
Period: 01/01/2020 – 31/12/2021
WP leader: Annalisa Aluigi
Serious game Platform for education on Circular Economy in high schools (SmartPlaCE@Schools)
It aims to increase awareness and transfer knowledge about circular economy strategies and circular business models to students in secondary education. It is setting up a Europe-wide digital platform that hosts a downloadable version of the serious game, EcoCEO- It’s your business.
Period: 01/01/2019- 31/12/2020
WP leader: Alberto Zanelli
Website: https://ecoceo.vito.be/en
BetterGeoEdu 2.0 - Teaching raw materials to primary schools with gamification
It brings a unique and innovative way of teaching raw materials to primary schools using BetterGeo, a modification of the well-known and loved game Minecraft.
Period: 01/01/2020- 31/12/2021
WP leader: ISMAR- Luca Bellucci
ISOF-CNR Contact: Armida Torreggiani
Website: https://www.bettergeoedu.com/
"E-Mining@School" is a Wide Society Learning project addressed to students of the age 14-19 and funded by the Knowledge Innovation Community Raw Materials of the European Institute for Innovation and Techology. The aim of the project is the dissemination of the awareness of the limitation of raw materials and the sensitization to the recovery of waste from electric and electronic equipments.
Period: May 2018 – April 2019
Work package leader for ISOF: Alberto Zanelli

Website: https://eitrawmaterials.eu/course/e-ms/
ESEE Education initiatives
The overall goal is to establish a system of programs maintaining and supporting EIT RM RIS Action Line II activities by closing the gaps in terms of educational excellence in EIT RIS-eligible countries and regions, taking the proposing and coordinating initiative – and initiate knowledge transfer from KIC members from non-EIT RIS-eligible countries towards EIT RIS-eligible countries and regions.
Period: 01/01/2019-31/12/2019
CNR contact person: Armida Torreggiani
Cross KIC Human Capital Project - Green Innovation@Schools
European project aiming to promote new methodologies of active learning in schools. Focussed on issues related to the Circular Economy, Environment and the challenges related to a Sustainable Development. It involves EIT RawMaterials, Climate-KIC and EIT InnoEnergy
Period: January 2017 - December 2019
CNR contact person: Armida Torreggiani
Fostering Entrepreneurship and Raw Materials at Schools through serious gaming - FosterERM@Schools
It trains students and teachers on the state and future developments in the raw materials sector and the circular economy. By mean of a game "ECOmpany: it’s your business!", students are involved in training courses focussed on entrepreneurship and EcoSustainable Development.
Period: 01/01/2018 – 31/03/ 2019
ISOF-CNR contact person: Armida Torreggiani
The European project "UrBIOfuture" aims to promote European education in bioeconomy through the creation of careers, new educational programs and research activities in a growing sector.
Period: 1/05/2019-30/04/2020
Contact person for ISOF: Annalisa Aluigi

Website: https://www.urbiofuture.eu/

"sperimEstate" is a project aimed to organize summer stages for 17-18 yrs students hosted in Labs of the Research Area of Bologna.

Website: http://sperimestate.bo.imm.cnr.it/
Video: a bologna per sperimestate