A FRONTrunner approacTransition to a circular & resilient future: deployment of systemic solutions with the support of local clusters and the development of regional community-based innovation schemes

The FrontSh1p project aims at ensuring the transition of the Polish Lodzkie Region towards decarbonization and territorial regeneration, through the application of highly replicable circular systemic models able to provide sustainable responses to the challenges of the involved regions by turning them into opportunities for economic growth and social inclusion. The ultimate goal of the project is to guarantee a long-lasting effect of this transition by building up a permanent Circular Regional Cluster applying Circular Governance Model by engaging local and national public authorities in the definition of regulatory instruments that ensure that the long-term planning and deployment of a circular economy system is achieved in Łódzkie Region. Such a system will then be replicated throughout Europe, leveraging on mutual learning with four regions in Italy, Greece, Portugal and the Netherlands that will act as knowledge providers and as replicators.

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

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