FRONTSH1P - A FRONTrunner approach to Systemic circular, Holistic & Inclusive solutions for a new Paradigm of territorial circular economy

FrontSh1p is a European circular economy project that started on 1 November 2021. It is funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 programme. The project is centred in the Polish region of Łódzkie, a region that on the one hand, traditionally heavily relies on coal extraction, and on the other hand, has pioneered circular (bio)economy since the early 2000s. The region has always been in the forefront of innovation and has become one of the leading regions in the field of circular economy. In the next 4 years, FRONTSH1P will contribute to further the green and just transition of the Łódzkie region away from its current linear economic foundation, towards the region’s decarbonisation and territorial regeneration. It will do so by demonstrating four Circular Systemic Solutions. Each circular systemic solution targets an economic sector that is aiming towards decarbonisation: Wood PackagingFood & FeedWater & Nutrients, and Plastic & Rubber Waste. Each developed circular systemic solution will furthermore be highly replicable. 

In this framework, Veltha will play an essential role in the design of a Regional Systemic Circular Economy Approach. We will develop a circular economy monitoring system through the provision of methodologies and toolkits to support the regional transition. We will define strategies for the creation of new circular business models and regional enhancements, alongside generating and assessing impact through citizens and stakeholders’ engagement for CSSs deployment. We will then explore replication strategies to broaden the regional approach and enhance the reiteration potential to extend the systemic solution to other fellow regions.


The project has received a EU grant of € 16 112 118,01 for the full project duration: 1 November 2021 – 31 October 2025

You can read more about the partners and the project on the dedicated website: