Circular Economy in the North Sea Region
REM Consult develops an Interreg North Sea Region project to improve the framework conditions and governance mechanisms for the Circular Economy in the North Sea Region.
The North Sea Region (NSR), as the innovation powerhouse of Europe, still generates and consumes a large share of its economic performance unsustainably. However, there is a chance to turn the NSR´s economic and innovative strengths into a greener direction – in line with a vast number of frameworks and objectives, from the UN Sustainable Development Goals to the EU2020 Strategy. One important approach to become more sustainable is the transformation to a circular economy. Making this transformation happen and disseminating approaches for “how-to” is thus at the core of the new project idea for the Interreg North Sea Region Programme.
Together with the Danish client Business Region Fyn, REM Consult supports the consortium of Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch and German partners in the development of the project and the application.
The partners implement pilot activities – e.g. for waste, industrial symbiosis and capacity building – and put special emphasis on the improvement of governance structures in their regions. This is to prevent that Circular Economy activities remain one-shot initiatives, but instead become rooted in the regional and organisational set-ups.