Smart Circular Procurement
Project CircPro aims to promote the transition to a more Circular Economy related national and regional decision making by increasing the implementation of the Circular Procurement.
Circular Procurement as a process is expected to provide conditions and criteria that would stimulate energy and material savings and closed material loops, and spread innovative solutions and create markets for clean solutions.
The main existing barriers regarding implementation of the CP identified by the partnership are: general lack of knowledge and expertise; procedural and legal barriers; and procurers´ preconceptions about using products which are made of recycled materials, as well as lack of them.
12 partners from 10 EU regions and Norway will tackle these challenges by:
– identifying pilots and initiatives, main actors, organisations and networks that could promote the implementation of CP;
– identifying main legal and procedural challenges
– providing a meeting place and enhancing a dialogue between procurers and suppliers (both groups are represented in the partnership and stakeholders´groups).
Lead partner: Kouvola Innovation Ltd (FI).
Project partners: Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Regional Government of Andalusia (ES), Piemonte Region (IT), University of Turin (IT), Region of East Macedonia and Thrace (EL), Alentejo Coordination and Regional Development Commission (PT), Bulgarian Association of Recycling (BG), Development Agency IGRA (HR), Lithuanian Innovation Centre (LT), Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn Centre (EE), Municipality of Elverum (NO), Government of Åland (FI).
Project’s website: https://www.interregeurope.eu/circpro/.
Project’s duration: 1 June 2018 – 31 May 2023 (60 months).
Project is implemented as part of the Interreg Europe programme and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for 2014-2020. Project’s budget estimates at 2,5836 ml EUR.
Contacts: Ingrida Tinfaviciene, project’s coordinator, +370 523 56116, email@example.com.