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

  • MOVECO - Green Public Procurement
    - 17-09-2020
    Green Public Procurement

    Green Public Procurement appears more often in literature and brief when it comes to sustainable development within the European Union. But what does Green Public Procurement (GPP) mean? It is a long term for describing how governments and public...

  • MOVECO - How to support companies in transition to CiE
    - 13-07-2020
    How to support companies in transition to CiE

    If you are following our blog, you already know that the transition to a circular economy is changing the traditional economic models, which can be an overwhelming process for companies. As general opinion among companies is that circular economy...

  • MOVECO - Barriers in the transition to Circular Economy in SMEs
    - 13-05-2020
    Barriers in the transition to Circular Economy in SMEs

    There is a large number of barriers that show how complex and challenging a transition to circular economy would be for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs). The barriers identified are often of technological (quality of recycled...

  • MOVECO - Innovation group 2 – challenges and recommendations
    - 06-04-2020
    Innovation group 2 – challenges and recommendations

    In the MOVECO project, we identified three country groups as innovation leaders, moderate innovators and modest innovators. Innovation leaders include Austria, Germany and Slovenia, moderate innovators are Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia, while...

  • MOVECO - The circular economy: business threat or opportunity? (Part II)
    - 27-03-2020
    The circular economy: business threat or opportunity? (Part II)

    The authors of the working paper “The Elephant in the Boardroom: Why Unchecked Consumption Is Not an Option in Tomorrow´s Markets”[1] present 3 scenarios describing the impact of companies´ strategies to react to the challenges presented by...

  • MOVECO - The circular economy: business threat or opportunity? (Part I)
    - 25-03-2020
    The circular economy: business threat or opportunity? (Part I)

    In recent years, we have witnessed a rising number of initiatives promoting a circular economy. Several of them have gathered stakeholders representing the public sector, academia, companies, and NGOs, declaring voluntary commitments to take...

  • MOVECO - Innovation group 3 – challenges and recommendations (Action plan)
    - 17-02-2020
    Innovation group 3 – challenges and recommendations (Action plan)

    MOVECO established action plans for three innovation groups. Bulgaria, Romania, and Serbia were ranked into the same group characterised as Innovation group III - modest innovators. Although Romania and Bulgaria are EU countries (with...

  • 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...

  • MOVECO - Benefits of Unpacked Grocery Stores
    - 27-06-2019
    Benefits of Unpacked Grocery Stores

    Slovak University of Agriculture Marta Harničárová, Zuzana Palková     Zero Waste Culture at the Grocery Store             Ubiquitous plastic is a real problem we face — it is polluting our planet, killing ecosystem, and...

  • MOVECO - Optimal Use of Resources – New Circular Business Models
    - 23-05-2019
    Optimal Use of Resources – New Circular Business Models

    This is the seventh article of MOVECO's blog series to give you more insights to the concept of the circular economy. Enjoy reading and to find out more, please visit our platform www.danube-goes-circular.eu and become a member!   We use...

  • MOVECO - Final Conference in Linz (Austria)
    - 21-05-2019
    Final Conference in Linz (Austria)

    The final conference "The Danube goes circular" of our MOVECO project took place on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria. About 70 participants from the ten partner countries in the Danube region participated in the...

  • MOVECO - TRANSNATIONAL STRATEGY PUBLISHED
    - 21-05-2019
    TRANSNATIONAL STRATEGY PUBLISHED

    One of our MOVECO project results is the Transnational Strategy to accelerate transition towards a circular economy in the Danube region. We hope that you enjoy reading this publication! Here is a short summary: Be transnational –...

  • MOVECO - Exhibition on circular economy is now in Austria
    - 13-05-2019
    Exhibition on circular economy is now in Austria

    Our MOVECO team has created a mobile exhibition on "The circular economy in the Danube region". It is travelling across various countries along the Danube region. In Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia and Austria, each country presents circular...

  • MOVECO - FINAL CONFERENCE "The Danube goes circular" | May 14, 2019 in Linz
    - 16-04-2019
    FINAL CONFERENCE "The Danube goes circular" | May 14, 2019 in Linz

    The final conference "The Danube goes circular" of the INTERREG Danube Transnational Programme project MOVECO will take place on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria. We cordially invite you to attend our...

  • MOVECO - Life cycle assessment (LCA): What is it all about?
    - 28-03-2019
    Life cycle assessment (LCA): What is it all about?

    This is the sixth article of MOVECO's blog series to give you more insights to the concept of the circular economy. Enjoy reading and to find out more, please visit our platform www.danube-goes-circular.eu and become a member! The responsible...

  • MOVECO - Circular design with our daily sip of coffee - an edible alternative to disposable cups
    - 13-03-2019
    Circular design with our daily sip of coffee - an edible alternative to disposable cups

    This is the fifth article of MOVECO's blog series to give you more insights to the concept of the circular economy. Enjoy reading and to find out more, please visit our platform www.danube-goes-circular.eu and become a...

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