In the national Talentprogramme Leadership for the Circular Transition (LCT), we prepare students to play their part in the transition towards a circular world by developing the competencies and skills they need. Students work together with fellow students mbo, hbo and wo, as well as experts from the field of circular transitions from across the Netherlands. 

"I made really big changes personally, but also on
the case of circularity" - LCT Student 2022

The programme

The LCT-programme consists of three modules that take place in roughly four months. In these modules, we will dive in on the circular transition, leadership and other relevant topics that relate to the circular transition. Experts from the field of circular transitions will give practice-orientated workshops, in which you work with fellow students

You can either follow the full programme or pick the parts that fit your schedule and interest. Of course, we strongly suggest following the full programme to get the most out of the programme. 

Friday 1 & 8 December & January 12th | @ Central locations

During three days you will meet and work together with fellow students. Learn about the circular transition, (personal) leadership, design thinking, and what we can learn from nature.



5 - 9 February

In the National Hackathon Circular Economy, you work as a team to develop the best solution for a big challenge: accelerating the movement from slow fashion to fast fashion. Join forces with other students from all over the Netherlands, follow (online) expert workshops and pitch your idea at the Grande Finale!

March / April 2024  

During three days you will dive deeper into the subjects that came along in the Hackathon. Learn more about system thinking, circular business models, how to add value in different ways and what this means for yourself. Save the date:

  • Friday 22 March  (@ HAN-Arnhem)
  • Friday 5 April (@ Hof van Cartesius Utrecht) 
  • Friday 19 April (De moestuin, Utrecht)

Signing up for the Winterschool and the National Hackathon is no longer possible.

"Working with people from different backgrounds really opens up paths to new creative ideas." - LCT Student 2023

What's in it for students?

  • Learn what you can do for a circular world within your discipline and beyond.
  • Get an unique opportunity to learn outside of regular courses and institutions.
  • Meet fellow students who are passionate about sustainability.
  • Work with students from MBO's, HBO's and WO's from all over the Netherlands.
  • Learn from one another's strengths.
  • Develop your leadership skills, build up a strong network of (future) leaders and work towards a great addition to your CV.
  • Receive a certificate of attendance for the whole LCT programme or a certificate of attendance for each workshop module.

We hope to see you in the LCT-programme!

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If you have any questions, please contact the coördinator: 

Dianne de Fijter |