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Realising the Transition to the Circular Economy: Models, Methods and Applications

Objective

This network brings together an exceptionally strong team of world-leading experts from a wide set of beneficiaries and partners in order to achieve breakthroughs in understanding how the transition towards a Circular Economy (CE) can be realised in a successful way in the European context, both within existing organisations and industries as well as through innovative and sustainable business models. The proposed approach is inherently multi-disciplinary, drawing upon research that will advance significantly the state-of-the-art in terms of the current understanding of the applicability of the CE paradigm from Economic, Environmental and Social points of view, providing policy insights and implications for practice. The consortium of 10 beneficiaries (including 7 academic and 3 non-academic groups) will design and deliver world class multidisciplinary training to 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), offering them an extended and valuable program of international exchanges and secondments through the wide network of partner organisations involved in the proposal. The network builds on the success of previous projects in which beneficiaries have successfully delivered high impact research and knowledge exchange. ReTraCE is specifically designed to train a cohort of new thought leaders capable of driving the transition towards a more sustainable mode of production and consumption in Europe in the next decades, who will directly facilitate the implementation of the recently adopted ambitious Circular Economy strategy of the European Commission, which is closely linked to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Indeed, it is envisaged that ESRs will be employable not only by research institutions, but also by public sector bodies and within a wide range of manufacturing and service industries which will require new professional profiles for realising the transition towards the CE.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI PARTHENOPE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 522 999,36
Address
Via Ammiraglio Ferdinando Acton 38
80133 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET KASSEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Monchebergstrasse 19
34125 Kassel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KENTRO EREVNON NOTIOANATOLIKIS EVROPIS ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 486 035,28
Address
Proxenou Koromila 24
54622 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
ABIS - THE ACADEMY OF BUSINESS IN SOCIETY
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 320
Address
Avenue Moliere 128
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
HOGSKOLAN DALARNA
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address

791 88 Falun
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF KENT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TATA STEEL UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Millbank 30
SW1P 4WY London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
N. LAKASAS - P.ARVANITIDIS SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 243 017,64
Address
72 Km Pal. Ethniki Odoy Thessalonikis Katerini
60300 Aiginio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 531 239,76
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (20)

COOPERATIEVE CIRCLE ECONOMY UA
Netherlands
Address
Mauritskade 64
1092 AD Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
African Circular Economy Network
South Africa
Address
Cape Town
Cape Town
Activity type
Other
Concello de Allariz
Spain
Address
Praza Maior, 1
32660 Allariz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SMA Solar Technology AG
Germany
Address
Sonnenallee 1
34266 Niestetal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COGEI S.r.l.
Italy
Address
Piazza Dei Martiri 30
80121 Naples
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOLVAY SA
Belgium
Address
Rue De Ransbeek 310
1120 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
A&C Ecotech
Italy
Address
Via Appia Nord Km 11,500 - Zona Asi Comparto Sud/ovest - 81032 Carinaro (Ce)
Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ESCO ITALIA SRL
Italy
Address
Via Pagano Mario 41
20145 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN RECYCLING PLATFORM - ERP
France
Address
62 Rue Saint Lazare
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CSR EUROPE THE BUSINESS NETWORK FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Belgium
Address
Rue Victor Oudart 7A
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
BOSCH THERMOTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Sophienstrasse 30-32
35576 Wetzlar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROTEG SPA
Italy
Address
Corso Umberto I 190
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES OF NOTHERN GREECE
Greece
Address
Technopolis Thessalonikis Business Park Building C2
55510 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Other
University of Ulsan
South Korea
Address
Building 35-801, 93 Daehak-ro, Nam-gu,
680-749 Ulsan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Italy
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
SHEFFIELD CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Town Hall
S1 1UJ Sheffield
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Huashan Road 1954
200030 Shanghai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Recovery Insulation
United Kingdom
Address
84 Upper Valley Road
S8 9HE Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)