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 organised 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?