First round table for feasibility of common soil management within the municipality of Freiburg
Toolbox developed by the Regional Agency Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment
The ECLAIRA website now provides local authorities and businesses with a toolbox, developed by the Regional Agency Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment as part of the European project GREENCYCLE, with the technical support of the CIRIDD. The toolbox is composed of questionnaires and methodological guides, in French and English, downloadable from the ECLAIRA platform.
The proposed documents allow interested actors to get started (identification of actors and key issues), follow up (development of an action plan) and evaluate their circular economy policies. The tools are classified by theme (energy, mobility, waste, construction, etc.), by type of tool and by project stage (diagnosis, strategy, action plan, design, evaluation).
They were tested in early 2018 by all the partners of the project. In Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, the groupe of communes of the Garon Valley will be experimenting this toolbox, in order to develop a diagnosis and a plan of action in the circular economy.
3rd Circular Change Conference in Maribor
Greencycle project manager Klemen Bizjak (Lead Partner) participated at the Circular Change conference in Maribor 11.05.2018. More than 250 participants gathered in the Maribor Puppet Theatre, who listened to 65 experts that presented the best practices of a circular economy, which are already being implemented in the countries of the European Union.
Greencycle activities related to CE implementation strategies and marketplace platform got the most attention from participants, who were invited to join the platform and forthcoming manifesto.
Discussions about the role of cities for CE and planned actions in Maribor, such as setting up a “Circular Hub” in 2018 as part of the global Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE) that was announced by PM Cerar, could contribute to creating better policy frameworks focused also on city level to address specific barriers to advancing the circular economy and promoting public-private collaboration for these purposes.
Klemen Bizjak, Greencycle and Owain Griffiths, European Remanufacturing Council with the Prime Minister dr. Miro Cerar discussing the new regional “Circular Hub” in Slovenia, Maribor.
"Mappare Trento (fa) bene!": A mappathon experiment during Trento Smart City Week 2018
The 13/04/2018 took place in Trento a “mappathon” (mapping event) organised in strict
collaboration between two european Interreg Alpine Space projects, 'GREENCYCLE'
and 'LOS_DAMA!', involving staff from Comune di Trento and Informatica Trentina spa.
The event was included in the schedule of Trento Smart City Week 2018 festival (more
details available on the official website www.smartcityweek.it)...
Greencycle Project Presentation on ENCORE Workshop, 18.09.2017
Lead Partner Maribor (Slovenia) presented GREENCYCLE project on 18.09.2017 in Bilbao at ENCORE Workshop on Circular Economy and Bioeconomy that was part of the high level transnational event 2017 Basque Ecodesign Meeting. Environmental Conference of the Regions of Europe (ENCORE) is dedicated to political co-operation between the regional Environment Ministers in Europe. Klemen Bizjak participated at workshop on Circular Economy where he presented Greencycle as an example of good CE practice on the regional level. Role of CE in regional strategies and relation to SDG was discussed. The workshop was attended by representatives from regional public authorities including Carinthia, Bavaria, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Drenthe, North Brabant, Central Denmark. Planned Greencycle project outputs were presented, especially work on CE local strategies and manifesto. We invited regions to join and sign the Greencycle manifesto.