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MOVECO - Moving from a linear to a circular economy
"Your trash is my treasure" - This is the motto of the EU co-funded project MOVECO. Sixteen partners from ten Danube countries promote transnational cooperation to accelerate the transition to the circular economy.
The circular economy in a nutshell
In contrast to the traditional, linear, throwaway economy, in the circular economy, we design and create products that are easy to share, lease, reuse, repair, refurbish and recycle, while using regenerative resources and renewable energy. The goal is to minimise waste and to keep products and resources in the economy for as long as possible. Ideally, this win-win approach benefits both the economy and the environment.
Project background and project results
To find out more about the MOVECO project background and its results, please visit our section "Background and results".
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The MOVECO Consortium
The MOVECO consortium consists of twelve project partners and four associated partners from ten Danube region countries, including Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.
The MOVECO partnership comprises representatives from government agencies, business support organisations, research and development facilities and civil society organisations - all committed to unleashing the circular economy in the Danube region.
Graphics: Copyright MOVECO 2018 - Design by MOVECO
Photo credits: MOVECO project.
- Start date
- End date
- Budget in Euro
- Overall: 2,203,277.54
- ERDF Contribution: 1,742,829.37
- IPA Contribution: 129,956.50
- ENI Contribution: 0.00
- Call number
- Call 1
- Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
- Specific objective
- Improve framework conditions for innovation
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|Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia||Lead email@example.com||Slovenia|
|Chamber of Commerce and Industry Bistrita-Nasaud||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Romania|
|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|
|Tera Tehnopolis Ltd.||ERDF firstname.lastname@example.org||Croatia|
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