MOVECO - Newsletter V 2019




“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


Innovation Award 2019 – Call for submissions


We are looking for the best circular economy solutions!


The application deadline is open at until mid-February 2019.


In spring 2019, the EU Interreg project MOVECO will award products and services from the circular economy with the MOVECO Innovation Award. The award gives creative, future-oriented enterprises and business models from the partner countries in Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania the opportunity to present their products and services to a broad public. Learn more.


Save the Date – Final Conference in May 2019




MOVECO's final conference "Danube goes circular" is taking place on May 14, 2019 at Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria.


We cordially invite you to attend our conference on the circular economy and get in touch with our partnership and stakeholders from the Danube region country. More information.


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


Free workshops and trainings for enterprises


Our MOVECO partners are offering a lot of interesting workshops, activities and cooperation possibilities in all Danube region countries Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.


Are you curious? Please check our events on circular economy, send us an email or contact the partner organisation in your country – we are looking forward to hearing from you!


Mobile exhibition – Exhibition on circular economy is now in Slovakia


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 solutions with regional, national and international best practice examples in the field of circular economy.


Currently, the exhibition’s stop is in Bratislava in Slovakia. Next, it will travel to Nitra. If you cannot make it to Bratislava, please click here, here, here and here to get some impressions of the exhibition.


Stakeholder Forum in Ljubljana


On January 22nd, 2019, two MOVECO partners, the Slovenian Ministry for Environment and Spatial Planning and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, organised a cross-country stakeholder forum in Ljubljana dedicated to the following question:


»Do our countries need a 'clearing house' to improve implementation of extended producer responsibility for packaging (waste), (waste) electrical and electronic equipment, (waste) batteries and accumulators?«.

Learn more.


Circular economy news in brief

  • Innovation Award for circular businesses and services. Application open until mid-February. Learn more
  • World Economic Forum recognises European Commission as champion in the circular economy. More information.
  • The Circularity Gap Report published by the organisation Circle Economy: our world is only 9% circular. Find out more
  • The EU’s ‘right to repair’ plans will mean people can eke out a longer life for our white goods. Read more.
  • Publication describes how the circular economy and Cradle to Cradle can be used in university teaching. Read full article
  • The European Investment Bank (EIB) recently published a report “The 15 circular steps for cities”. Learn more.



GET INvolved!


If you would like to learn more about the circular economy in the Danube region, participate in one of our workshops and discover our platform and circular tools, you are encouraged to contact us.


We are also looking forward to your comments, feedback and photos on social media.




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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