Are you a practitioner in the field of circular economy? Do you want to inspire change? Do you want to inspire progress?
Across Europe, numerous activities exist relating to circular economy among SMEs, industries, universities, public authority and so on. For this reason, within the global initiative of the OSCE days, we would like to launch a call for successful initiatives, projects and examples to highlight the potential benefit deriving from circular economy practices to be presented during an event in November in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. This event will gather together several actors from Canary Islands, with the aim of creating a Living Lab for circular economy in the islands. The Archipelago can indeed represent a very stimulating and interesting situation in terms of closing the loop. Among 3 and 5 best practices will be selected and will have the occasion to present their initiatives and results in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Circular Economy is a new economic model that aspires to build long-term prosperity into society by decoupling economic growth from resource consumption, based on a systemic approach inspired by natural systems. It is an alternative to the current linear model, betting on a sustainable supply chain. Doing so waste will be reduced and collaboration among different partners could be enhance thanks to new business model of cooperation. In this perspective we would like to launch a call for projects related to circular economy initiatives and best practices. This calls aims at collecting both successful European/international/national projects, both private/public initiatives related to circular economy. Great attention will be given to the implementation of new business models and innovative collaboration strategies.
In particular we would like to receive best practices related to the following topics:
- Practices related with tourism sector
- Best practices related with and/or implemented in islands
- Actions and projects related with water reuse
- Circular economy practice that included a participatory approach: experience in co-creation of new business models including multi-stakeholder approach and gender dimension.
By filling this form, applicants should send an abstract of their project – between 3000 and 5000 characters- explaining the challenges, the solutions and the final outcomes of implementing circular economy in their project.
Successful applicants will be invited to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, to present their project during the OSCE days event that will take place in November 2016 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Accommodation and travel expenses will be covered by the organizers.
The deadline for the application is the 15th of October 2016, please send the pdf of your application to firstname.lastname@example.org.