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CiRcular Economy: SusTainability Implications and guidING progress

Objective

CRESTING will train Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in cutting edge systematic analysis of the process of transformation to a Circular Economy (CE). Establishing a CE (such that the maximum value is extracted from materials and waste generation minimised) is a major policy area within the European Union and elsewhere. Explicitly seen as increasing economic competitiveness and laying a foundation for environmental employment, CE policies are designed to increase resource efficiency and decrease carbon dependency. Previous and ongoing research into the CE, however, has been largely concerned with strategies for implementation. The many different fields of activity comprising the CE (e.g. re-use, recovery, recycling, eco-design amongst others) operate with varying degrees of effectiveness in different places and for different materials. These fields of activity have not been critically analysed as an interrelated social, technical, environmental and, significantly, spatial phenomenon. This programme will advance the critical analysis of the concept and sustainability implications of the CE by the training of 15 ESR analysing CE-related activity and initiatives in a range of geographic and economic settings. CRESTING is divided between 5 work packages (WP) analysing: current discourse and policy contexts (WP1); corporate engagement with the CE (WP2); public sector engagement in the CE (WP3); the potential for local economic development and employment from the CE (WP4); and measuring life cycle impacts and developing sustainability indicators relevant to the CE (WP5). With multidisciplinary and international supervisory teams including non-academic partners within each WP, CRESTING will 1) analyse the sustainability implications of the CE; 2) analyse the spatial dimension of the CE and 3) translate these analyses into specific actions for managing the transformation to the CE.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF HULL
Address
Cottingham Road
HU6 7RX Hull
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 819 863,64

Participants (7)

NOVA ID FCT - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DA FCT
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 476 712,72
Address
Campus De Caparica Faculdade De Ciencias E Tecnologia Da Universidade Nova De Lisboa
2829 516 Caparica
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDADE ABERTA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 238 356,36
Address
Rua Da Escola Politecnica 147
1269 001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 766 122,84
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 511 868,16
Address
Universitatsplatz 3
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE TROYES
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Rue Marie Curie 12
10004 Troyes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MESSINA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Piazza Pugliatti 1
98122 Messina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO DI CHIETI-PESCARA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 061,32
Address
Via Dei Vestini 31
66013 Chieti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (15)

THE WASTE AND RESOURCES ACTION PROGRAMME
United Kingdom
Address
2Nd Floor Blenheim Court 19 George Street
OX16 5BH Banbury Oxfordshire
Activity type
Other
MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN WATERSTAAT
Netherlands
Address
Rijnstraat 8
2500 EX Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
NANJING UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Hankou Road 22
210093 Nanjing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN
Nigeria
Address
1 Oyo Road, Agbowo
200005 Ibadan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SAUBERMACHER DIENSTLEISTUNGS AG
Austria
Address
Hans Roth Strasse 1
8073 Feldkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IPOINT-SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
Address
Ludwig-erhard-strasse 58
72760 Reutlingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Amt der steiermärkischen Landesregierung (Office of the Regional Government of Styria)
Austria
Address

Graz-burg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Taiwan CE Network
Taiwan
Address

Taipei
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Secretaria-Geral do Ministério do Ambiente (Ministry of Environment, Republica Portuguesa)
Portugal
Address

Lisbon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KINGSTON UPON HULL CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Guildhall Road, Treasury Building 2Nd Floor
HU1 2AB Kingston Upon Hull
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Environmental and Management Solutions Ltd
United Kingdom
Address

London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDEE ALSACE - INITIATIVES DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ALSACE
France
Address
22B Avenue De L'europe
67300 Schiltigheim
Activity type
Other
ECOINNOVAZIONE SRL
Italy
Address
Via Massimo D Azeglio 51
40123 Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
APTAR Italia SpA
Italy
Address

Pescara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Mangiatorella SpA
Italy
Address

Saponara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)