CECI Citizen involvement in circular economy implementation

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CECI desires to:

- Raise awareness of circular economy and highlight the importance of citizen engagement
- Inspire citizens to adopt sustainable consumption habits and behaviour patterns
- Promote new sustainable services, e.g. sharing economy, lengthening product life cycles through reuse, repair, remanufacturing and refurbishment
- Further encourage waste reduction, energy savings and circular thinking

LAB University of Applied Sciences is the lead partner of the project, collaborating with the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region (France), Moravian-Silesian Innovation Centre Ostrava (Czech Republic), Government of Aragon (Spain), Business Agency Association (Bulgaria), City of Mechelen (Belgium) and makesense (France).

The total budget of the EU Interreg Europe funded project is 1.5 M€. The project lasts for four years (implementation 2019–2022 and follow-up 2022–2023).
Project period
Project state
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Project funding
Interreg Europe 2014-2020
LAB role
Lead partner
Project focus area
Circular Economy
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AIMS at transferring knowledge among regions to bring more relevant and efficient policies to promote citizen involvement in circular and sharing economy.

ACTIONS include interregional learning through thematic workshops and studies, round-table policy discussions and site visits. They will form the basis for sharing expertise and boost citizen dialogue on the local/regional levels. Sharing Good Practices will help to disseminate circular solutions and save resources across Europe.

As a RESULT, the partner regions will develop Action Plans to translate gained knowledge of the citizens’ role in circular economy and new solutions. CECI will raise public awareness to create demand for sustainable services. Changes in consumption patterns will stimulate the development of circular economy business models, and create new jobs.

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