KU Leuven is starting two new interdisciplinary postgraduate programmes on the circular economy for professionals, where students learn from both academic and industrial experts. The two programmes will be held in parallel and partly together and will start in October 2023. Courses are on site each Thursday (13:30-20:30) in either Kortrijk (2023-2024) or Leuven (2024-2025).
This revised monitoring framework measures progress towards the circular economy considering the interlinkages between circularity and the EU’s climate neutrality goal, the zero-pollution ambition for a healthier and fairer planet, competitiveness, sustainability and securing materials supply.
RTSD introduces primary and secondary education teachers and students (from kindergarten to the 12th grade) to the 7 R’s of sustainable development (Reduce, Repair, Reuse, Reflect, Recycle, Reject and Respect). It invites them to express themselves artistically, while learning to design their own biomaterials using food waste and craft and digital fabrication techniques.
The research project Assessing the social impacts of circular strategies in the apparel value chain is a collaborative 4-year research project supported by the Laudes Foundation. This document presents evidence of the social impact of the circular economy in the textiles and apparel value chain in India, Spain and the Netherlands.
The Reflow Masterclasses offer a deep dive into dedicated topics relevant to the transition to circular cities. In a condensed 30-minute lecture, experts provide an overview of key knowledge about and insights into circular economy-related topics.
CircularTool is an instrument developed by Matrec to measure the product circularity. It supports designers in the product design phase as it evaluates the choice of sustainable materials and helps them apply the Circular Economy EU Action Plan strategies and the Ecodesign Directive.
Following the study on the material flow analysis for Flanders in the period 2002-2018, which was published by the Circular Economy Policy Research Center in June 2020, this study introduces the link between the material flows in and out of the Flemish economy and the material flows within the Flemish economy.
This report is part of the ongoing research at the Policy Research Centre for Circular Economy to create a monitoring instrument to guide the transition to a circular economy in Flanders. This report presents a guiding framework specifically for circular economy in the food system and provides a first set of indicators to monitor the food system.
This report presents a circular economy monitor for the societal need fulfillment system of buildings and housing in Flanders. It is part of the CE monitor of the Circular Economy Policy Research Center.