Author: Daniela Brucoli

Time to step up the game: the European Innovation Council comes into play!

“This is the opening verse of the opening chapter of the book of endless possibilities” This is the readjusted quote from Rudyard Kipling that Mark Ferguson, Director-General of Science Foundation Ireland, selected to open the ceremony for the official launch of the European Innovation Council (EIC), a key novelty of Horizon Europe inaugurated on the 18th of March 2021, conceived to be the most ambitious innovation initiative that Europe has…

CLAIM and PlastiCircle: two different tracks, same destination.

Another episode of LOOPS has ended, but what has left behind is an open door to the world of innovation, and the changes it can truly bring to the planet we are living in. The topic of this discussion addresses one of the largest challenges of our current time: the pollution and waste of plastics, a composite material whose use is so deeply ingrained in our habits, that makes it…

LOOPS is back! A throwback to episode 2!

On Wednesday 3rd of March, we streamed live our second episode of LOOPS, our live webinar series aimed at showcasing the cutting-edge technology and innovation delivered by the H2020-funded projects in the field of Circular Economy.  This episode featured a discussion on the circularity potential within the construction industry. We had the pleasure to talk to the coordinators of HOUSEFUL and WOOL2LOOP, two H2020 projects committed to devising innovative circular…

A new Global Alliance is born: welcome to GACERE

On Monday 22 February 2021, in the margins of the fifth UN Environment Assembly, a new international collaboration has been brought to life: The Global Alliance on Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency (GACERE), the result of the cross-border synergic cooperation between the European Commission, the United Nation Environment Program (UNEP) and the United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The Alliance is one of the results of the Circular Economy Action…

The European Map of Circular Economy

European Countries are unique. Each of them with a characterful history, culture, and sociopolitical structure, that form the distinctive features of their current identity. This fascinating one-of-a kind diversity acts as a backdrop in the circular economy scenario, and all the actors find themselves in different places, and thus performing different roles. The key understanding of why a transition from linear to circular economy differs between the European Union’s member…

The hidden side of a Circular Economy Approach

The concept of Circular Economy has gained a fair amount of momentum in the latest period of global politics, and the European Union keep being engaged in several events, plans and activities to foster the application of the concept. The Circular Economy Action Plan adopted the 11th of March 2020 within the European Green Deal Framework, represents a tangible example of this commitment, as it provides a list of initiatives…

First outcome of the Policy Lab for a Europe made by Circular Regions

In June 2020, a new initiative has been launched for promoting supportive collaboration between European Regions in the implementation of Circular Economy (CE) programs.Policy Lab 2.0 sets itself as a follow-up project of the first version of Policy Lab (SCREEN Lab), introduced in 2017 to enable EU-level and regional policymakers to mutually discuss the proposals developed between CE projects, address any arising issues, and explore possible scenarios to co-design solutions…