ACR+ member, is hosting an international workshop: ‘Towards a Circular Economy with Zero Waste. From theory to practice. Sharing best practices’ 2016 edition, in collaboration with the Union of Municipalities of Valley of Iblei. The main aim of the workshop is to highlight concrete proposals and best practices from Sicily which are in line with the European Commission Communication "EU action Plan for the circular economy" (COM (2015) 614). The workshop will focus on the comparison between European and national strategy on the application of circular economy and will be followed by a round of parallel workshops to stimulate an open and constructive discussion on existing practices and case studies in the national context.

2 parallel sessions of sharing labs are going to tackle different themes linked to Circular Economy:  the food value chain and the new circular economy opportunities, that are part of two projects where Svimed and the Union of Municipalities of the Valley of Iblei are partners.

  • CENSE project "Circular Economy from North to South Europe: new pathways of citizenship decision processes" is funded by the program “Europe for Citizens - Network of Towns "and it is composed of a partnership with Malta, Sicily, Croatia, Sweden, Holland, Greece and Romania; the project aims to promote the exchange of best practices and networking between experts and cities in transition from a linear economic model, towards a circular model, starting from the document produced by the International Association ACR +;
  • ECOGDO project, funded by the Italian Environmental Ministry and coordinated by Svimed Ragusa, which aims to test and validate a model of waste reduction applying for large-scale distribution (GDO) in synergy with public bodies, at national level.
This conference will be the occasion for ACR+ and its member AICA to present the Circular Europe Network guidelines and its Italian version as well as to animate a workshop on circular economy.

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