MOVECO - Newsletter VI 2019




"Your trash is my treasure" - This is the motto of th EU co-funded project MOVECO. Sixteen partners from ten Danube countries promote transnational cooperation to accelerate the transition to the circular economy. Find more inforation on our platform and our website


MOVECO - Final conference in linz


The final conference of the INTERREG Danube Transnational Programme project MOVECO took place on May 14, 2019 at Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria. At our conference on the circular economy, about 70 stakeholders from the project’s ten partner countries participated to get in touch with our partnership and other stakeholders from the Danube region. The project consortium proudly presented the Transnational Strategy for a circular economy in the region and ceremonially announced the five winners of the MOVECO Innovation Award. Please follow this link to the detailed article about the event and the award. 



Mobile exhibition - exhibition on circular economy moved to austria


Our MOVECO team has created a mobile exhibition on "The circular economy in the Danube region". It was travelling across various countries along the Danube region – Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia – and has reached its final destination in Linz, Austria. Each country presented circular solutions with regional, national and international best practice examples in the field of circular economy until past June. Please click here to get some impressions of the exhibition. 



Transnational Strategy and Country Road maps towards a circular economy


During the final conference in Linz, Austria, the project consortium presented the Transnational Strategy and cross-country Road Maps for a transition to the circular economy in the Danube region. The Transnational Strategy identifies material streams that are subject to circular economy schemes, whereas the cross-country Road Maps present ways to implement the strategy. Please follow this link to the list of the respective documents in MOVECO’s background and results section.



Future model circular Economy - discover our online platform


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.



Circular economy for the private sector 


How can we, as private consumers, contribute to a circular economy and what opportunities arise for companies? Throughout the MOVECO project, the project partners published many articles to summarize the thoughts behind the principle of circular economy and to present possibilities of how consumers and providers can contribute to it. Browse our News section to get an overview or read specific articles about material loopscircular business modelslife cycle assessments or packaging free shopping




Synergies with other circular economy initiatives


Circular economy news in brief

  • Single Use Plastics Directive by European Commission: to reduce litter in oceans, the Commission proposed rules to target the ten most often found single-use-plastic-products. Read a brief summary here or follow this link to the directive
  • Report "Reuse - Rethinking Packing" by Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • European Comission's report "A Circular Economy for Plastics"with insights from research and innovation to inform policy and funding decisions

circular economy events 


Get involved!


If you would like to learn more about the circular economy in the Danube region, discover our circular tools or contact us. We are 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.

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