MOVECO Mobilising Institutional Learning for Better Exploitation of Research and Innovation for the Circular Economy

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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.

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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.

Copyright: MOVECO 2018 - Design by IDEEN DIE FRUCHTENProject 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.

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Mobilising Institutional Learning for Better Exploitation of Research and Innovation for the Circular Economy
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

Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia Lead partner Slovenia
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Bistrita-Nasaud ERDF partner Romania
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra ERDF partner Slovakia
Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia ERDF partner Slovenia
Tera Tehnopolis Ltd. ERDF partner Croatia
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Project News

  • MOVECO - Innovation group 1 – challenges and recommendations (Action plan)
    - 03-12-2019
    Innovation group 1 – challenges and recommendations (Action plan)

    MOVECO established action plans for three innovation groups. Austria, Germany, and Slovenia were ranked into the same group characterised as Innovation group I. During the final phase of project implementation all three countries were ranked as...

  • MOVECO - Environmental Management - What are EMAS, EU Ecolabel and GPP?
    - 19-08-2019
    Environmental Management - What are EMAS, EU Ecolabel and GPP?

    Environmental management is not different from other management methods that we encounter in everyday business. As it is necessary to monitor financial flows into and out of the company or to assure a certain level of product quality, it is...

  • MOVECO - Release of 6th Newsletter
    - 14-08-2019
    Release of 6th Newsletter

    MOVECO's sixth newsletter is out! We hope that you will enjoy reading the newsletter! Please click here to read full newsletter.     If you want to receive regular newsletters from MOVECO and get to know more about circular...

  • MOVECO - Material Loops - Thinking in Cycles!
    - 22-07-2019
    Material Loops - Thinking in Cycles!

    In the traditional, linear economy, products are usually incinerated or disposed after use. As a result, the resources and materials in these products are lost. The circular economy, on the other hand, aims to close material cycles to material...

  • MOVECO - Cross-country Road Maps
    - 04-07-2019
    Cross-country Road Maps

    How can Circular Economy in the Danube region be accelerated? What role play raw material providers, procurers and households in such an acceleration? How can they contribute to circular economy, eco innovation and waste management in each...

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