“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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Future Model Circular Economy – New online platform

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Companies and research institutions from the countries of the Danube region are now able to exchange products, materials and resources for reuse on a new online platform, and to build cooperation networks to promote the circular economy.


This platform (, including a virtual marketplace, was launched by the European Interreg project MOVECO, with partners from ten countries in the Danube region. The international consortium also offers interested stakeholders a toolbox for implementing circular economy concepts in businesses and organisations, while also informing them about relevant topics, such as extended producer responsibility schemes in the various countries.

Read full press release or visit our platform.


MOVECO’s fourth partner meeting in Munich


On June 12th and 13th, 2018, the fourth MOVECO partner meeting took place at the premises of the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) in Munich, an institution for the support of Bavaria as a centre for science and innovation within the European research area.


One topic was the training on the circular economy innovation tools for business support organizations, small and medium-sized enterprises as well as other interested stakeholders. The toolbox includes information, qualification, collaboration and financial tools. Other topics were the transnational strategy on circular economy for the Danube region and the planning of future activities.

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» Your trash is my treasure « - New best practice examples of the circular economy


We are pleased to introduce you to new best practice examples that showcase the circular economy – in addition to our brochure!


Please check our website to find out how climbing gear is upcycled into clothing, how repair cafés bring together people to repair damaged items or how moving works in a sustainable way – and many others.


MOVECO Staff exchanges


The staff exchanges are already a well-established and popular format for exchange between the different project partner institutions and intensive work on the project deliverables. Here are some impressions from various staff exchanges: 


In May, the Cluster for Environmental Technology and the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) organised a staff exchange for the MOVECO partners at the IFAT in Munich (Germany). Read more


In May, Europa Consortium organized a staff exchange and international workshop in Budapest (Hungary) and invited the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra and the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning of Slovenia. During the roundtable discussion, workshop participants discussed the MOVECO project’s transnational strategy to be developed as well as its cross-border road maps, and their development methodologies. Learn more


In June, project partners Institut Mihajlo Pupin (Serbia) and Slovak Business Agency visited the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) in Munich (Germany) to work on the piloting of the tools, the start of the platform and project communication aspects. Find out more


Mobile exhibition


The mobile exhibition is almost ready and will start in August! We are excited to present it at the Augsburg Innovationspark at Augsburg (Germany) from August 13th to September 20th, before it will then travel to its next station in Slovenia.


We are looking forward to interested visitors and for those of you who cannot make it to Augsburg, will share pictures and a short report online.

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MOVECO information material


Did you know? The MOVECO brochure » Your trash is my treasure «, displaying best practice examples of the circular economy, is now available in Bulgarian, English, German and Romanian language and will be soon available also in Slovenian language.


Have a look here




MOVECO was present at IFAT, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management!


The fair in May in Munich, Germany, was a great opportunity to get in touch with stakeholders from all over the world and to promote the MOVECO project as well as circular economy in general. Besides many other interesting exhibitors, famous and important people with regard to circular economy were present at the fair. Read more


Circular Economy Toolbox – get involved!


The MOVECO project team is currently working at finalizing the MOVECO Circular Economy Toolbox. It is designed to help companies on their way to implement the circular economy – no matter whether they are circular economy beginners or already have circular economy concepts in place. It will contain the following four modules: information support, qualification programme, collaboration tools and financing tools. The information support tools consist of the MOVECO brochure and checklists for SMEs that help to check the circular economy status of the company and explain important terminologies. The qualification programme provides background information and workshop material on the following topics: principles of the circular economy, schools of thought, business skills for green entrepreneurs, EU legislation, business models and new material pathways. They can either be used as single modules, in combinations or all of them together – as needed by the target group. In addition, the toolbox provides information on collaboration tools and financing tools, including a mapping of funding options, information on public private partnerships and the concept for an investors day. Stay tuned for further information!


If you are an intermediary or a SME and would like to try parts of the toolbox, please get in contact with us. More information will be soon available on our website.


Circular economy news in brief

  • Do you have a project or an innovative solution set to strongly impact the circular economy? Apply here for the Citeo Circular Challenge 2018 until 31st of August 2018. 
  • A new Factsheet “From waste to resources” was published by the EU. Learn more
  • In June, 2018, the second Zero Waste Festival took place in Paris, France. Read more
  • In May 2018, the Circular Economy legislative package was confirmed. "It represents the most modern waste legislation in the world, where the EU is leading by example for others to follow." Learn more
  • In May, three Danube countries presented circular economy roadmaps at the Circular Change Conference 2018. Find out more
  • In Sweden, the first mall with only recycled or repurposed goods opened its doors. Get inspired

Circular economy events


Our website is constantly publishing upcoming events related to circular economy. More information


Get involved!


If you would like to know more about the circular economy in the Danube region, learn about best practices, or if you would like to give input or ask questions, you are encouraged to contact us. We are also looking forward to your comments, feedback and shared links and photos on our social media platforms.




Project Coordinator

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia

Dimičeva 13, SI-1504 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ms. Grit Ackermann:


Communication Office

Bavarian Research Alliance GmbH

Prinzregentenstraße 52, D-80538 Munich, Germany

Ms. Rosina Lohmeyer:




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