The Circular Economy And Its Benefits: Why The European Electronic Waste Directive is Necessary as a Strategic Resource for the Circular Economy
Where does Europe stand in E-waste and its regulations? Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is one of the fastest-growing waste streams in the EU (and globally) and will have harmful consequences if not managed properly. (Read more about e-waste in the previous article https://www.veltha.eu/blog/electronic-waste/ ) In addition, it contains valuable and critical raw materials, […]
How the DigiPrime project and Pilot 5 enable circular economy and benefit European regions
Digitalisation and technology make up for more and more of our daily lives, and large amounts of data are accessible online. However, the accessibility to relevant data is not as obvious in sectors beyond the private sphere, since regional and company data may be vulnerable to sharing. In addition, a large amount of data may […]
UPCOMING: VELTHA’S FIRST INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY!
When? 11-15 July, 2022 | Rome What? Cross-regional networking summer school for the identification of cross-sectoral circular value chains with the support of digital governance tools – intensive one-week training on cross-regional cooperation for circular economy in Europe For Whom? Programme management authorities and development agencies that operate in the field of sustainable development. All […]
Circularity Success Stories: How 3 European Cities Have Made Circular Governance a Reality
In 2015, the EU adopted its first ever Circular Economy Action Plan. Renewed in 2020, it is a cornerstone of the European Green Deal, and a key building block of the 2050 climate neutrality goal. However, while a circular Europe is a target we need to strive for, it is still far from being areality: […]
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 […]
Our commitment toward the European Week or Regions and Cities
The annual European Week of Regions and Cities is the most important kermesse entirely dedicated to regional policy: practitioners coming from all over Europe reunites in Brussels to showcase best practices and achieved results, as well as to discuss hot topics, this year we want to bring Circular Economy there. In the past 17 years, […]
European Green Deal? Nice Plan! But who will implement it?
The tackle of pressing climate and environmental-related challenges is the most important test that our society needs to jointly address. For this purpose, the European Commission launched a lavish plan to prioritize sustainable economic growth, decoupled from the linear use of resources, through the promotion of systemic changes across economic sectors and within the society. […]