We are pleased to announce our participation in the recently initiated Horizon 2020 project CICERONE (Circular Economy Platform for European Priorities Strategic Agenda)! CEPS will coordinate the work on designing the governance model of such a circular economy programming platform, investigate legal and financing model options, and organise a stakeholder policy workshop on the topic.
The EU’s package in circular economy has enabled an expansion of initiatives across Europe – yet outcomes of research and innovation are still underexploited at European level. Circular businesses and projects are fragmented, and it is becoming more and more apparent that joint programming is a must to reach the desired impact.
Bringing together key European stakeholders including programme owners, researchers and businesses, this workshop will build the foundations for a common, joint platform that will accelerate the circular economy transition.
CICERONE is coordinating the needs and priorities for circular economy objectives in Europe by researching the state of the art, developing a roadmap and enabling joint programming for circular economy projects to ensure a strategic approach across regional, national and European funding programmes.
The objectives of the project are:
- State of the art: Assessing and benchmarking the current performance of circular innovation funding in Europe.
- Strategy: Establishing an efficient and inclusive mechanism to jointly define and prioritise circular economy research & innovation priorities at European scale.
- Platform: Building and testing a lasting organisation and pathways to reach the desired impact, translated into a joint programming platform for programme owners.
The active participation of programme owners and interested stakeholders is crucial to the success of this initiative! If you are willing to join us in this challenging process, and receive news and updates on the activity of CICERONE, subscribe to the newsletter here, and follow us on Twitter @CiceroneH2020.