Creating together

The LCT-programme is a movement that helps students & teachers to work together for a sustainable world. Students gain knowledge, skills and experiences on how they can be the change. The programme is a result of a unique co-creation of educational institutions in the Netherlands:

  • Haagse Hogeschool
  • Fontys
  • Hogeschool Rotterdam
  • Zuyd Hogeschool
  • Firda
  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam
  • InHolland 
  • Windesheim
  • Yuverta
  • Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen

Are you an educational institution and do you want to partner up? Contact Dianne de Fijter for more information!

 The LCT-programme is made possible by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, Food Quality en Duurzaam Door. Het Groene Brein is coördinator of the LCT.

Our why

The Netherlands is at a tipping point. Transitions towards a circular and energy-neutral society by 2050 must be accelerated. With the Talent Programme Leadership for the Circular Transition, we want to accelerate these transitions in three ways: 

  1. Facilitating the development of future leaders so they get the right knowledge, skills, and experience;
  2. Experimenting with hybrid learning ecosystems ('learning ecology'), that bring higher education and students together to work on transition issues. 
  3. Strengthening educational innovation in the field of circular economy and ultimately ensure the structural anchoring of the circular economy in education. 

The basic principle of this talent program is that we expand the knowledge acquired to existing courses, minors, projects, etc. In this way, the program offers space for educational and experiments to develop innovative pedagogical approaches that contribute to the transition.


Meet the LCT team 2023-2024:

Tibbe van Leeuwen 
Co-coördinator LCT &
teacher Hogeschool Rotterdam

 Dianne de Fijter
Coördinator LCT,  projectmanager Het Groene Brein (

Menno Wierdsma
Co-coördinator LCT &
Practor Firda College