Approved: North Sea Region Circular Economy
We congratulate the partnership of the approved project “Circ-NSR” and wish them success in their endeavours – namely improving the framework conditions and governance mechanisms for Circular Economy in the North Sea Region.
On 18th December 2019, the Steering Committee of the Interreg North Sea Region Programme approved five new project applications. One of them “Circ-NSR – Improving Governance for the Circular Economy”. On behalf of the Danish client Business Region Fyn, REM Consult supported the consortium of Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch and German partners in the development of the project and the application.
The North Sea Region (NSR) as a 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 critical approach to become more sustainable is the transformation towards a circular economy. Making this transformation happen and disseminating approaches for “how-to” is thus at the core of the project.
The partners implement pilot activities – e.g. for waste, circular procurement, greener tourism and capacity building – and especially will improve the 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.