ENEA is organizing the 6th annual conference of the Italian Platform of Stakeholders for the Circular Economy (ICESP) in Rome and online on 5 December 2023 (9:30-16:15 CET). It will serve as a forum for extensive discussions among various stakeholders, including institutional and entrepreneurial entities, to explore ongoing initiatives concerning the procurement of secondary sources for critical and strategic raw materials.
CircularPSP brings together seven procurers from seven countries to jointly accelerate the digital transition towards a circular economy. Its focus is pre-commercial procurement (PCP).
It has invested €5.64 million in R&D and provides training and holds conferences. The procurers represent a number of European countries, including capitals with a strong global outreach (Berlin, Helsinki, London and Istanbul).
Other cities, regions, government organisations, public procurers and projects will have the chance to liaise with consortium representatives and are urged to become part of the Follower Network. They will be informed about the timeline and next steps in solution development, as well as opportunities for cooperation.
While procurement can be an accelerator for circular economy in organisations, scaling up the positive outcomes of successful pilots can be difficult, due to specific internal agreements, culture and values (organisational attitude).
This third training session of the BRINC Network of Public Authorities will provide suggestions and advice on how to change and evolve governance structures (mindset, attitude, culture), to support the implementation of circular economy within your organization.
This series of webinars - each aimed at a specific target audience and hosted by BUILD UP - will highlight how different stakeholders could join forces to reskill and upskill the building sector workforce with circular skills by highlighting the main takeaways and outcomes of the EU-funded project BUS-GoCircular.
Public authorities - policymakers, procurement professionals, local and regional authorities, and other public sector actors - have an important role to play in the transition towards a more circular built environment and have a range of policy levers at their disposal to stimulate demand for circular skills. Using circular strategies in the built environment can help reduce the embodied emissions of building materials by 50%.
This interactive webinar will show how to train staff and how local authorities can work with stakeholders to train the whole value chain to promote circularity.
The webinar will present the guidance for policymakers as well as training materials developed by the BUS-GoCircular project. It will also explain how public authorities can use the Fundamentals Training Packs for SMEs in their requirements in tenders.
This EC GPP Helpdesk webinar on 27 September will analyse how public procurement can be used as a strategic tool to support the upskilling and reskilling of the construction workforce and help futureproof the European construction sector.
The CircularPSP consortium will be hosting the first meeting of the Circular Economy Taxonomy working group on 21 September 2023 at 10:00 - 12:00 CEST. This online working group brings together suppliers, municipal users and circular economy experts from all over Europe to shape a core terminology and collect initial data sources on the circular economy.
Biodiversity and Climate change are interconnected issues, with ecosystems and biodiversity playing a crucial role in regulating our climate. Circular procurement can contribute to mitigating climate change and preserving biodiversity by minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting natural habitats.
Join us on 20 October 2023 at 10:00 - 12:30 CET for an inclusive dialogue and collaboration with stakeholders to bring together a diverse range of participants to work towards our circular economy goals. Our panellists will delve into the synergies between Circular Procurement and Biodiversity/Climate, two crucial topics for sustainable development.
Academics are studying the challenge of including the informal recycling sector (IRS) in the circular economy.
This review explores the direct and indirect contributions of the IRS to various circular economy fields, drawing on relevant literature.
The modi operandi of different recycling value chains are captured in a typology.
Information on reported forms of collaboration, tensions and challenges in urban waste management is summarised in a conceptual framework to facilitate the transition to circular and inclusive wise-waste systems.
Important aspects related to circular business models and approaches to the IRS are discussed and avenues for further research proposed.