Author: Gabriel Carlin

The Policy Lab 2.0 – The end

After three months of dialogue and discourse surrounding circular tools in EU regions, the Policy lab period for this term has come to an end. Regional officers and private stakeholders from all parts of Europe have come together to foster sustainable policies concerning circularity. The main research question for this term orbited around the identification of the most suitable tools for an equitable transition towards a circular economy in the…

Policy Lab 2.0 -2nd digital workshop with stakeholders

On the 17th of May, Veltha hosted the 2nd Policy lab workshop for private stakeholders. The issues discussed emphasised the theme of this Policy lab period – Circular tools for the transition to circular economy. During our 2nd digital workshop for Regional officers the following topics were discussed: 1) how a specific office/service should be structured; 2) Data capacity building with private and public actors; 3) what kind of data…

Policy Lab 2.0 2nd digital workshop – Present issues and hope for future solutions

After our second out of three workshops we now stand in the middle path of our Policy Lab period. Our Regional officers have both expressed positive progress and highlighted the existing and upcoming challenges. It seems that the current situation surrounding the field of circular economy around the Regions is constantly changing and our Regional officers face new obstacles everyday.  Meanwhile we are addressing the regions as key actors in…

Quality labelling: a weapon to direct our consumption patterns towards circularity

Society and businesses are starting to realise that the resources, needed for making commercial products, are not infinite. The value of resources is still being addressed as a ‘take-make-waste’ focus, which is also a synonym for a ‘linear economy’. Powerful to establish a circular economy in the EU, the transition must be enhanced in each different product market. Meaning no industries or products can be left behind in the transition…

Part II – Policy Lab with stakeholders: what has been unearthed?

How can we make sure that the transition towards a circular economy in Europe is as effective as possible? How do we ensure that this transition will also be a just process throughout all the member states of the EU?  Our Policy Lab is one way of ensuring the matter! The week after our first workshop session for Regions, Veltha invited private stakeholders such as researchers, consultants, associations etc. to discuss…

Policy Lab with Regions: a few nuggets!

Two Fridays ago, on the 19th of March, Veltha held the first online workshop out of three as part of the Policy Lab 2.0. For those that are not familiar with it, the Policy Lab is an engagement platform in which European Regions and private stakeholders eager to foster the policy-making process towards a circular economy, can communicate and exchange ideas to identify possible scenarios and co-design solutions for a…