Launched by the EU as part of the Circular Economy Action Plan, the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI) focuses on implementing the circular economy across Europe’s cities and regions - from integration into political strategies to practical implementation of systemic solutions. Many of the cities and regions are already working on a transition to a green, climate-neutral and circular economy.
With their competences and approaches, they are best placed to drive this change, which on the one hand reduces pressure on natural resources but can also create sustainable growth and jobs. The initiative (CCRI) aims to exploit synergies between projects and make existing knowledge and best practices more accessible and visible.
The Initiative's Community Support Office (CCRI-CSO) provides a combination of technical and financial support to cities and regions, such as:
- opportunities to build capacity,
- expansion of networks,
- collaboration with other stakeholders,
- access to and exchange of information and knowledge,
- increased visibility of the territory and its activities.
How we proceed
Prognos is part of the CCRI-CSO and responsible for the knowledge block. The team collects and analyses barriers, enablers and solutions for cities and regions to implement the Circular Economy place-based and locally. In addition, the self-assessment tool developed by Prognos will help cities and regions to track their progress and identify new potentials. In the course of the project, the team will also advise the so-called Pilot & Fellow cities and regions through direct contact as well as in thematic working groups.
Links and downloads
For more information, please visit the CCRI homepage
Website Circular Cities and Regions Initiative
Daniel Gehrt, Jannis Lambert, Hanne Hagedorn, Lukas Eiserbeck, Richard Simpson, Salvatore Lauricella