“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. More information on our platform and our website.


Future model circular economy – Discover our online platform!

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Are you already familiar with our recently launched online platform:


It includes a virtual marketplace and helps interested persons, companies and research institutions from the countries of the Danube region to exchange products, materials and resources for reuse, and to build cooperation networks to promote the circular economy.


To visit our platform and to become a member, please click here.


Enterprises wanted for workshops and trainings

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We are looking for small and medium-sized enterprises and other interested stakeholders that are interested in participating in one of our circular economy workshops in the Danube region countries Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.


Are you curious? Please send us an email or contact the partner organisation in your country – we are looking forward to hearing from you!


Mobile exhibition – Get in touch with the circular economy!


Washing machines for rent, reusable and eco-friendly plastic moving boxes, modern Bluetooth speakers from vintage radios – these are some innovative alternatives to the current linear ‘throwaway’ economy. Those are just a selection of the best practices that we present at our mobile exhibition on the circular economy in four countries of the Danube region.


Thanks to its modular design, it is easy to let our exhibition travel from one location to another. We are very happy that the exhibitions at the Technology Centre Augsburg in Germany and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia in Ljubljana were very successful. Until December 2018, the exhibition will open its doors to visitors at the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning of Slovenia in Ljubljana. Next, it will travel to Slovakia.


If you cannot make it to Ljubljana, please click here and here to get some impressions about the exhibition.


Circular Toolbox is out now

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The circular toolbox is a free resource that can help organisations kick-start the implementation of the circular economy in the Danube region, and unleash its potential for sustainable economic growth. This mix of different tools and materials improves the capacity of research and development, business support organisations, public bodies to accelerate the transition to the circular economy.


To find out more about the circular economy and to discover MOVECO's circular economy innovation toolbox, please also visit our website or the platform.


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MOVECO’s second stakeholder forum


On December 4th, 2018, MOVECO’s second stakeholder forum will take place in Sofia (Bulgaria). The opportunities and challenges related to the transition towards a circular economy are in the focus of MOVECO’s second stakeholder meeting, hosted by MOVECO’s partner, the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


There will be discussions on different aspects of the circular economy from the perspective of companies, research institutions and organizations from different sectors. Find out more


‘What does circular economy mean to you?’


We asked people across the Danube region, what the circular economy means to them. And here is what they told us...


Watch the full video


We would like to thank all persons who have participated in our interviews in the MOVECO countries. Even though it was not possible to include every contribution, we would like to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH to every one of you!


»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 a police uniform is upcycled into bags, how repair cafés bring together people to repair damaged items or how ‘coffee to go’ works in a circular way – and many others.


Discover all best practices.


Circular economy news in brief

  • The world’s largest online festival of ideas, the ‘Disruptive Innovation Festival’ took place from 6-23 November 2018 and offers interesting materials. Find out more.
  • Commission reviews implementation of EU waste rules, proposes actions to help 14 Member States meet recycling targets. Read more.
  • Microplastics found in human stools for the first time. Find out more.
  • Plastic Oceans: Members of the European Parliament back EU ban on throwaway plastics by 2021. Learn more.
  • There is a new Master‘s programme "Circular Economy" at Varna Free University in Bulgaria. Learn more.
  • China and the EU signed a joint Memorandum of Understanding on Circular Economy Cooperation at the 20th EU-China Summit in Beijing on the 16th July: Read more.
  • 'Designing Circular Society' – The Hans Sauer Foundation addresses German speaking projects to submit their circular projects and practices. Application is open from October 1st, 2018 until January 15th, 2019. Find out more (in German).
  • MOVECO offers a new blog series to give you more insights to the concept of the circular economy. Enjoy reading!

Circular economy events


Get involved!


Stakeholders who would like to know more about the circular economy in the Danube region, participate in one of our workshops and learn about our circular tools, are encouraged to contact us.


We are also looking forward to your comments, feedback 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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