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ETRA became Stakeholder at CircPro Interreg Project

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We are pleased to announce that ETRA has been invited by the PiemonteRegione and the University of Turin to become a Stakeholder in the CircPro project. https://www.interregeurope.eu/circpro/news/news-article/6209/circpro-italian-stakeholders-group-grows-wider/

CircPro (Smart Circular Procurement) is a five year Interreg project started on 1st June 2018 with a budget of Euro 2.208.675. The project aims at promoting the transition to a more circular economy based upon national and regional decision-making by increasing the implementation of the circular procurement.

The Project consists of two phases: Phase 1 from June 2018 to May 2021 and Phase 2 from June 2021 to May 2023. Phase 1 is devoted to an inter-regional learning process – identifying, analyzing and exchanging knowledge and practices on circular procurement. Phase 2 is dedicated to implementing the Action Plans and evaluating their impact.

The main objective of CircPro’s main objective is to increase the implementation of circular procurement under the targeted policy instruments so that circular economy principles and criteria are incorporated or taken into account as a horizontal principle. CircPro targets circular procurement from different complex approaches all of which facilitate closed loops, but where the focus shifts from better quality products to new and innovative products and new business concepts.

The CircPro partnership consists of 11 partners from 10 regions, and has identified critical barriers that hinder systematic implementation of the circular procurement in their regions. These include the general lack of knowledge and expertise related to circular procurement, procedural and legal barriers, and the procurers´ preconceptions about using them, as well as the lack of recycled materials.

Contributing to the selected policy instruments by incorporating the circular economy principles and criteria on the strategic level, the ultimate goal after the project is to get circular procurement as an established practice of the procurement procedures within the partnership regions’ municipalities and towns.

For more information see the flyer in attachment.

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