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 ? “
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: