Resource Efficiency

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Call for experts on Green Transition

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) is looking for experts to support European clusters as part of the ''Towards Green Transition'' Facility. This new initiative will enable ECCP clusters to promote green transition skills amongst their members through technical advisory support by...
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Supporting ECCP clusters to go green

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform will launch in 2021 the new ''Towards Green Transition'' Facility to enable ECCP clusters to promote green transition skills amongst their members through technical advisory support by resource efficiency advisors. In this Facility, selected clusters will...
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AfriAlliance: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on "Social innovation in water and climate change in Africa"

The increasing manifestations of Climate Change on the African continent present many challenges for African stakeholders. This requires novel and holistic approaches in order to deal with the impacts on water resources and society. One such approach is social innovation - tackling societal, water...
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€318 mln available for new environment and resources projects

The 2020 calls for project proposals under the Horizon 2020 Challenge 5 "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials" opened on November 12th, 2019, making available €318 mln EUR for projects in the field of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials...
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EREK report — The implementation of the circular economy in Europe: Perspectives of EU industry cluster managers and regional policymakers

In the EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy, the European Commission defines circular economy as follows: “In a circular economy the value of products and materials is maintained for as long as possible; waste and resource use are minimised, and resources are kept within the economy when a...
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2019 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Transport call for proposals

Deadline: 24 April 2019 at 17:00:00 Brussels time The 2019 CEF Transport Call for Proposals was published on 5 December 2018 and was opened for applications on 8 January 2019. The call makes €100 million of funding available for projects of common interest in the transport sector. The call supports...
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Strength in clusters

The concept of clusters has proved effective in the European Union as a way of bringing researchers and companies – especially smaller companies – together to explore approaches to resource efficiency. SMEs in particular can dramatically enhance their operations by working in clusters. In EU...
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WORKSHOP #5: EREK held its fifth workshop in Vienna - SMEs, Clusters and Circularity

The European Resource Efficiency Knowledge Centre held its latest workshop in Vienna, Austria, on the topic of SMEs, circularity and Cluster organisations on Monday the 22nd of October. The workshop was co-hosted by Business Upper Austria and Interreg-Project “Moveco”. The event was well-attended...
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The European Hub and Network for a compelling vision. Let’s get to know EREK!

Who, or rather, what is EREK? It is the European Commission’s brand new European Resource Efficiency Knowledge Centre. What is EREK’s purpose, then? For that, you need to go back to 2015 when the European Commission issued a call for tenders to “provide information and support to European SMEs...
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Horizon 2020 Information Day & Brokerage Event "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials"

Mark your agendas: 14 September 2016, Brussels – Information Day & Brokerage event on the 2017 calls for proposals of Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge 5 "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials". organized by: The European Commission is organising an Information Day on...
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RESOURCE EFFICIENCY AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN THE EU AND JAPAN

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) coorganised a seminar on Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy (RE/CE) on February 15, 2016 in Tokyo. The seminar consisted of three sessions. The first session was the introduction of RE/CE...