REPLACE - Regional Policy Action for the Circular Economy
Circular economy (CE) is essential for the future of Europe due to the lack of raw materials and to the evolving environmental problems. REPLACE -REgional PoLicy Actions for Circular Economy- has the goal of integrating, deploying and capitalizing on lessons learnt through the H2020 project SCREEN by engaging policy-makers and managing authorities with the common objective of improving Regional Operational Programmes (ROPs) to enhance CE performances, aligning with the European Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan.
REPLACE aims at improving management, implementation and monitoring of regional policy instruments targeted at facilitating the transition towards a CE, while boosting sustainable development: the main operative target refers to the development and application of policies and actions focusing on identification, valorization, assessment and financing of circular value chains, resulting in new local and interregional projects. REPLACE will develop a replicable framework for regional benchmark on circularity excellence level.
REPLACE wants to fulfil a synergic use of funding for CE, connected to RIS3, to enhance innovation and competitiveness, as well as economic and employment performances while increasing effectiveness of policy instruments.
Veltha carries the fundamental role of the advisory partner: we ensure the regional public authorities apply the developed tools and deploy effective policy instruments to promote the transition through the assessment of potentiality, support and financing of cross-regional value chains as well as assessment and impact evaluation of circular economy projects.
The project has received a EU grant of €1,694,570.00 for the full project duration from INTERREG EUROPE for its activities going on between 01/08/2019 and 31/01/2023
You can read more about the partners and the project on the dedicated website: https://projects2014-2020.interregeurope.eu/replace/