Policy Lab Workshop: Private-Public Bottom-Up Definition of Digital Product Passport
Join us at the online workshop Private-Public Bottom-Up Definition of Digital Product Passport, held on November 18th! In the framework of Veltha’s Policy Lab, a platform which has gathered input from over 60 regions in the past year, is launching an online workshop focusing on the concept of Digital Product Passports. This edition of the […]
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, […]
Insights of the event “HOW TO FACILITATE THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY TRANSITION” and #EuWeekOfRegions
The biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy, the EU Week of Regions and Cities that took place last week, has finished. The four main themes that were addressed during this 20th edition that are considering Green Transition, Territorial Cohesion, Digital Transition, and Youth Empowerment. As part of the occasion, Veltha contributed by hosting […]
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 […]
Circular Economy: what kind of cooperation is needed at a territorial- scale?
Last week, we had the pleasure to attend a webinar co-organized by the student-led think tank CliMates and the social entrepreneurship association makesense. It focused on understanding the cooperation needed for the successful implementation of circular projects in cities and regions. Here we highlight the most interesting points discussed. In our interconnected world, the flows […]
On the Deep Implications of Nudging in Circular Economy
The link between firms and circular economy is evident. If we think of circular economy as a set of propositions to integrate economic activities and environmental sustainability, we can easily understand how close one is to the other. There are several mechanisms linking environmental responsibility to economic outcomes. In this article, we focus on how […]
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, […]
Circular Economy Symposium at Harvard – What happened?
Last Friday we audited the Circular Economy Symposium organized by multiple Harvard schools and research centers. That's what happened and what we think about it.