Circular Economy

Circular Economy
Closing the Loop with EU Funds

Thematic corner devoted to circular economy

How do you feel about Circular Economy in your Country?

Promoting the transition to a Circular Economy’ is a new Specific Objective of EU Cohesion Policy for the 2021-2027 period.

Participate to our Circular Economy survey and answer now to 5 questions to tell us how do you feel with Circular Economy in your country.

ETCP seminar | September 2019 | Amsterdam

In September 2019, ETCP propose you a study visit and training in Amsterdam : “Urban & Circular Economy: How to make it Smart ? “

Richard Harding – ETCP Core Training Expert says: 

“This will be ETCP’s third annual event on Circular Economy. 

The theme is super-relevant and our Workshop/Study Visits in Copenhagen (2017) and Helsinki (2018) went down particularly well with the participants. 

The Amsterdam event in September will be in a different dimension again. 

Amsterdam’s strategic approach to the Circular Economy transition is deeply impressive. 

There are so many fascinating initiatives and projects going on in the city, that it has been difficult to know which to choose when preparing this Study Visit!”

What is a Circular Economy?

Circular Economy is a sustainable economic model where materials and goods are looped back into the system: it aims to minimise the extraction of raw materials and eliminate waste, all while using energy from renewable resources. As oposed to the current linear economic model (take-make-use-dispose), a circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design. The transition to a Circular Economy requires cooperation of all players involved in the economy (households, companies, public sector), so that one player’s waste becomes another’s “food” or fuel. The importance of “closing the loop” has been recognised by the European Commission and EU Funds offer a single public-funded opportunity of a coordinated EU-wide transition to a Circular Economy.

Watch the Ellen McArthur Foundation’s video explaining Circular Economy:

What is the EU doing to close the loop?

SMEs & Circular Economy: Meet Interreg Project CESME

How can regional and local authorities and business development agencies improve relevant policy instruments and design support packages to assist SMEs in their transition towards a circular economy? In its Circular

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ON CIRCULAR ECONOMY

European Parliamentar Research Service (EPRS) published an excellent infographic overview of circular economy: from materials to waste, with a special focus on smarter use of resources and actions taken so

MEET SITRA – FINLAND’S LEADING DRIVER TO CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra has been selected as the winner of the public-sector category of The Circular Awards. Sitra is at the forefront of the Finnish road map to

CIRCULAR ECONOMY STAKEHOLDER PLATFORM

A joint initiative by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform is a virtual open space which aims at promoting Europe’s

EU STRATEGY FOR PLASTICS

By 2030, all plastic packaging in the EU should become recyclable. The Commission’s Strategy for Plastics also highlights the need for a legislative instrument to reduce the impact of single-use

CIRCULAR ECONOMY PACKAGE

In 2015, European Commission has adopted an ambitious Circular Economy Package to help European businesses and consumers to make the transition to a stronger and more circular economy where resources

TRANSITIONING TOWARDS CIRCULAR ECONOMY WITH INTERREG

A Systemic Approach for Regions Transitioning towards a Circular Economy: The RETRACE project aims at promoting systemic design as a method allowing local and regional policies move towards a circular economy when