The current (Linear) Economy is: Produce-use-dispose. The future belongs to the Circular Economy: produce-use-recycle or reuse. The new EC Circular Economy Strategy aims at "closing the loop" of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use, to bring benefits for society, environment and economy. So far eight legislative proposals on waste have been adopted. Closing the loop of materials streams poses many challenges to research and innovation: increasing durability, reparability and recyclability of products (Extended Producer Responsibility), improving waste management and resource efficiency in industrial sectors, fostering industrial symbiosis and remanufacturing.
MOVECO responds to this challenge and sets its objective to improve the framework conditions and policy instruments for eco innovation and the transition to a Circular Economy, fostering smart and sustainable growth and reducing disparities among the regions in the Danube Region.
MOVECO results include a strong transnational partnership competent to implement the Circular Economy & meet its targets. Based on a research on inefficiencies in innovation in current Extended Producer Responsibility schemes and related research and development services, we will develop a transnational strategy for the transition to the Circular Economy (identification of possible materials streams for the Danube region) and roadmaps for their implementation in the different innovation regions. With new services and tools for eco-design and eco innovation (Circular Economy Toolbox), MOVECO will support new business models and research-business cooperation along new value chains. The MOVECO partnership comprises representatives of all target groups; policy-makers, business support organisations, research and development institutions as well as civil society organisations: All committed to unleash the potential of the Circular Economy in the Danube Region, thus boosting competitiveness and ensuring security of supply, and leading to economic growth and new jobs.
- Start date
- End date
- Budget in Euro
- Overall: 2268691
- ERDF Contribution: 1798430,81
- IPA Contribution: 129956,5
- ENI Contribution: 0
- Call number
- Call 1
- Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
- Specific objective
- Improve framework conditions for innovation
|Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia||Lead firstname.lastname@example.org||Slovenia|
|Chamber of Commerce and Industry Bistrita-Nasaud||ERDF email@example.com||Romania|
|Bavarian Research Alliance GmbH||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Germany|
|Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra||ERDF partner||Zuzana.Palkova@uniag.sk||Slovakia|
|Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia||ERDF email@example.com||Slovenia|
The MOVECO Conference took place in Ljubljana (Slovenia) on 22nd February 2017 with over 70 participants. The conference was organised by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, under the framework of the MOVECO project, which is...