Duration and organisation
The curricular unit includes 81 total hours, where 26 contact hours are distributed by one week (16 h) of presential activities, including field visits, talks and group work and 10 h of virtual sessions, including the introductory session, talks/seminars with experts, presentation and pre-analysis of the case studies and final presentations of the assignments.
June (3 weeks) – virtual component
July (1 week) – physical component in Porto
July (2 weeks) – virtual component
The BIP will last for a total of 6 weeks. The first 3 weeks are online sessions, which correspond to Part 1 of the curricular unit – Conceptual Framework. The activities will comprise online classes with dynamic activities, including gamification(quiz) and talks by experts, this will allow the introduction of the curricular unit and of the concept of circular economy and its relevance in key areas.
Part 2 – Circular Economy In Practice – is divided in one virtual session (2h), starting in Part 1, prior to one mobility week to provide guidelines concerning the content of the real case studies and the main objectives, followed by one mobility week (16h), which includes field visits, face to face sessions (presential talks), group work and a brainstorming session aiming the analysis of real case studies. Four real case studies in Portugal will be selected in collaboration with national entities. The students will identify the critical success factors and barriers to the contribution in circular economy strategies in the mentioned case studies.
The curricular unit will end after 2 weeks, in Part 3 – Consolidation&Final Presentations, where students will perform, in group, an oral online presentation of the case study.
The oral presentation is mandatory.