CuCilento (which can be understand to mean both "Sew slowly" and "Sew in Cilento", a region in Campania) is an innovative business project designed by Sarah Khoudja as part of the EU's 'Empowering Women in Agrifood' programme led by the Future Food Institute. It is an upcycling workshop which processes agricultural by-products and other materials (boat sails, factory scraps, etc.) classified as waste and turns them into net or fabric bags that can be used for food packaging or shopping.
Circle Economy has partnered with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the World Bank Group initiative Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) on jobs in the circular economy. S4YE is a multi-year initiative to generate and share evidence and data for a better understand of how the circular economy can help lead to a more just and inclusive world.
This report systematically documents the literature on circular economy and jobs, identifying gaps and suggesting ways to simultaneously promote environmental sustainability and good quality jobs. It provides valuable insights for policy makers to move towards a better environment that is just for all, helping to create win-win situations that are so urgently needed for the planet, its prosperity and its people.
Four-day long celebration of the circular economy in Dublin running from 29 May to 1 June 2023. A unique gathering of international experts, industry leaders and forward-thinking individuals, dedicated to advancing the circular economy agenda.
This paper analyses CE policies and discourses in three European cities to draw critical insights and recommendations.
It first reviews the academic literature on urban CE policies to develop a new conceptual framework for analysing CE discourses and policies. This is then used to analyse and compare the CE policies of Glasgow, Amsterdam and Copenhagen.
Results show that technocentric approaches to the CE are dominant in the three cities. Moreover, they have very limited social justice policies for fair distribution of the costs and benefits of a CE transition. Key policy recommendations to address these shortcomings are thus proposed.
The insights offered by this paper are valuable for practitioners and academics seeking to improve urban CE policies.
RREUSE is launching a study that highlights the importance of social enterprises in providing skills and training for a successful and inclusive transition to a circular economy. It analyses 18 cases within the social and circular enterprise community, highlighting the challenges faced and policy recommendations needed to facilitate inclusive upskilling and reskilling in the circular economy.
The study presentation on 15 March 2023 will be followed by a discussion featuring social enterprise representatives sharing their experiences running training programs, discussing their impact, and the barriers and enablers to their implementation. Attendees will also have the opportunity to listen to a panel discussion with key stakeholders and policy-makers exploring the role of EU policy in scaling and developing circular training programmes.
The ECESP Leadership Group on Circular procurement and the Leadership Group on Social Circular Hubs invite you on 12 January 2023 to their next joint #EUCircularTalks. Join the panelists to discuss the social impact of procurement in a circular Europe for developing countries. You will also learn how European procurement proceedings can integrate social aspects. The event will focus on the theory and dive into very concrete cases.
The ECESP Leadership Group on Social Enterprise invites you to attend this #EUCircularTalks event on 29 November from 14:00 - 16:00 CET.
Join us and discuss how collaboration between social enterprises, the public and private sectors and others can act as a catalyst for supporting and growing social enterprises' impact in the circular economy.
Key stakeholders, from large and small social enterprises to the public sector and researchers, will highlight partnership challenges and opportunities. After the event, you will have the opportunity to continue the discussion with our panellists via SpatialChat from 15:30 to 16:00 CET.
The World Circular Economy Forum 2022 presents circular economy game-changers. Hosted in Kigali and online on 6-8 December 2022, WCEF2022 is co-organised by the African Circular Economy Alliance, the Republic of Rwanda, the African Circular Economy Network (ACEN) and The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, with international partners. The title for this year's event is 'From Africa to the World'.
In September 2019, nine Resourceful Cities embarked on their journey to develop next-generation urban resource centres as a way to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
The nine cities together with their local stakeholders were all able to deliver a high-quality Integrated Action Plan. Every one of those action plans is not just an expression of their resilience in times of crisis: it is also a manifestation of their individual response to their local context and needs.
This publication summarises their collective journey as a network and tells the story of each of the nine partner cities from their own perspective. Their journey shows that cities are big enough to make a difference and small enough to make it happen.