Category: From the Policy Lab

The 2nd outcome of the Policy Lab has been officially released

We are pleased to announce that Veltha has issued the second publication of the Policy-lab 2.0 and it is now fully available online. A short reminder of what the Policy Lab represents The Policy Lab 2.0 sets itself as a follow-up project of the first version of the Policy Lab (SCREEN Lab from the H2020 SCREEN project), introduced in 2016 to enable EU-level and regional policymakers to mutually discuss the…

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…

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…

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…

First results from the Regions and Stakeholders meetings in the Policy Lab, join the second!

The Policy Lab 2.0 has been launched in the month of June with an ambitious goal: to provide solutions to the challenges the European Regions face while implementing Circular Economy (CE) programs. Circular Economy is an abstract term with many different definitions, which causes different types of analysis depending on the institution involved. Thus, the way we understand circularity will change how the projects are designed and implemented. Achieving a…

Announcing the 1st Digital Workshop Open for EU Regional Officers

The Policy Lab will launch in the month of June with an ambitious goal: to provide solutions to the challenges the European Regions face while implementing circular economy programs. The starting point will be to co-create a guideline to evaluate the projects. Circular Economy is an abstract term with many different definitions, which causes different types of analysis depending on the institution involved. Thus, the way we understand circularity will…

The Policy Lab for Circular Regions gets to a new dimension! Join now.

In 2017, Veltha and its partners on the SCREEN (Synergic Circular Economy across European Regions) project established a Policy Lab in order to ignite the analysis on circular economy projects, with a two-fold aim. Firstly, it ensured that the analysis and the proposals developed within the project were discussed both with regional and EU-level policymakers, as well as with other key stakeholders.  This is a key step in order to…