A Economia Circular (EC) é essencial para o futuro da Europa devido à escassez de matérias-primas e à evolução dos problemas ambientais. O projeto REPLACE – REgional PoLicy Actions for Circular Economy (Ações de política regional para a economia circular) tem como objetivo integrar, desenvolver e capitalizar das lições aprendidas no projeto H2020 SCREEN, envolvendo os decisores políticos e as autoridades de gestão com o objetivo comum de melhorar os Programas Operacionais Regionais (ROPs) para melhorar o desempenho em EC, alinhado com o previsto no Plano de Ação da Comissão para a Economia Circular.
O REPLACE visa melhorar a gestão, desenvolvimento e monitorização dos instrumentos de política regional que tenham por objetivo facilitar a transição para uma Economia Circular, além de impulsionar o desenvolvimento sustentável: o principal objetivo operacional é o desenvolvimento e aplicação de políticas e ações com foco na identificação, valorização, avaliação e financiamento de cadeias de valor circulares, resultando em novos projetos locais e inter-regionais. O REPLACE desenvolverá ainda uma abordagem replicável para a avaliação do desempenho das regiões ao nível da sua circularidade.
Para além disso, este projeto pretende promover e disseminar a utilização sinérgica de fontes de financiamento na promoção da Economia Circular, em articulação com a RIS3, de forma a promover a inovação e a competitividade, bem como o desempenho económico, ao mesmo tempo que melhora a eficácia dos instrumentos de política. Através de uma abordagem inovadora, horizontal e transversal, o REPLACE procura dar resposta à falta de estratégias eficazes e partilhadas para a promoção da Economia Circular ao nível das regiões.
O projeto, que decorrerá entre 1 de agosto de 2019 e 31 de julho de 2023, é promovido por 9 entidades (região de Lázio, região de Lodzkie, região de Creta, Província de Fryslân, Nexa – Agence Regional de Developpment d’Investissement et d’Innovation, Veltha ivzw, Instituto Internacional de Economia de Hamburgo, Agência de Desenvolvimento Regional do Nordeste e a CCDRC), beneficiando de um apoio financeiro de 1 694 570 € (Interreg Europe / FEDER). Mais informações sobre o REPLACE podem ser encontradas no site do projeto aqui: https://www.interregeurope.eu/replace/.
REPLACE web meeting n 17
February 10th, 2021 – online
REPLACE project meeting to exchange experience and to learn from each other expertise, regarding the following topics: Policy Improvements; Assessment Criteria for circular economy internal discussion; cross-regional synergies in circular economy focus sector; and introduction to Funding instruments for the circular focus sector/value chain.
REPLACE web meeting n 16
February 9th, 2021 – online
REPLACE internal project meeting (that took place in Crete, with some partners joining online) to discuss the Action Plan development and the upcoming steps of the project.
REPLACE web meeting n 15
January 27th, 2021 – online
REPLACE project meeting to arrange upcoming activities and the finalisation of the semester.
Plastic Value Chain 2nd meeting
January 1st, 2021 – online
REPLACE partners met online to continue the discussion on possible synergies in the field of plastic across the different regions.
Plastic Value Chain Exploration meeting
December 23rd, 2021 – online
REPLACE partners met online to explore possible areas of cooperation in the field of plastic to understand how to support the transition toward circular economy in this important value chain.
Policy Lab – December 2021
December 16th, 2021 – online
REPLACE was showcased as an example of successful cross-regional cooperation in the December session of the Policy Lab, a participatory laboratory focusing on policy, projects, proposals and cooperation between regions.
EWRC 2021 – REPLACE info session
October 12th, 2021 – online
During the REPLACE Info session within EWRC 2021, CCDRC shared an overview of Centro region’s efforts towards a Circular Economy.
EWRC 2021 – Launching the Circular Benchmark Tool
October 12th, 2021 – online
During the “Circular Benchmark Tool” session within EWRC 2021, CCDRC presented its “Centro Green Deal on Circular Procurement” initiative (which was identified as a good practice within the REPLACE project).
REPLACE 14th Web meeting
September 24th, 2021 – online
REPLACE’s web meeting on the upcoming travel to Crete, a learning session was dedicated to the potential cross-regional synergies, offering the partnership an initial overview of the possible circular economy links among regions, to be discussed more in detail in a workshop session in Crete.
REPLACE 13th Web meeting
September 13th, 2021 – online
REPLACE’s web meeting on the upcoming activities and the travel schedule as well as to prepare for the European Week of Regions and Cities events.
REPLACE 12th Web meeting
June 9th, 2021 – online
REPLACE’s web meeting on the EURegionsWeek events, cross-regional events, Pilot actions and the Steering Committee.
REPLACE 11th Web meeting
May 24th, 2021 – online
REPLACE’s web meeting on the potential for cross-regional synergies in the identification and development of circular value chains.
Policy Lab meeting for Regional Officers
April 30th, 2021 – online
After the first round-table of the Policy Lab 2.0 that was aimed at identifying the current existing tools, in any, that are being used to foster the transition towards a circular economy, this session focused on the design of new tools for that purpose.
REPLACE 10th Web meeting
April 26th, 2021 – online
REPLACE’s web meeting on the submission of the Project Report for semester 3, the approval of the extension of one semester of phase 1, the submission of partner events application for #EURegionsWeek 2021, the Steering Committee (on how to proceed with the implementation plan) and the Interreg Europe call for Pilot Actions.
REPLACE 9th Web meeting
January 14th, 2021 – online
REPLACE’s web meeting on funding synergies, Benchmark on Circularity Excellence, finalisation of Semester 3, State of the art of the Local Analysis Implementation and Steering Committee.
Policy Lab – December
December 17th, 2020 – online
Policy Lab meeting on recommendations for the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
REPLACE 8th Web meeting
December 10th,2020 – online
REPLACE’s web meeting on Benchmark on Circularity Excellence, Good practices and the Steering Committee.
REPLACE 7th Web meeting
November 12th,2020 – online
REPLACE’s web meeting on the Local Analysis.
REPLACE Participatory Lab “Developing pathways for the circular economy”
October 20th, 2020 – online
Register and join this engaging participatory lab to share experiences and views, connect with others and learn from their expertise, while exploring success factors, debating possible solutions for existing barriers and common issues and to discuss regional governance in the field of circular economy.
REPLACE Pitch “How to Assess Circular Economy projects?”
October 13th, 2020 – online
Sign in to the online #EURegionsWeek partner event, planned for the 13th of October 2020 at 12h30 (CET), to discover the evaluation method developed through a long-lasting and fruitful cross-regional cooperation scheme initiated in 2016.
REPLACE 6th webmeeting
October 8th, 2020 – online
To ensure the safety of all participants, REPLACE team continues its implementation plan by gathering online. The 6th web meeting took place on the 8th of October 2020 at 11.00 Brussels CET time, and it was focused on the Action Plan Development.
REPLACE 5th webmeeting
September 10th, 2020 – online
REPLACE organised its 5th internal web event, the 1st of the 3rd semester, in order to continue its work plan by adapting to the current limitations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
REPLACE 4th webmeeting
July 8th, 2020 – online
REPLACE partners will organise the upcoming reporting period and manage the coordination of the activities for the 3rd semester.
REPLACE communication team webmeeting
July 2nd 2020 – online
REPLACE communication team web meeting to coordinate efforts for the 3rd semester objectives
REPLACE web meeting
June 25th 2020 – online
REPLACE 3rd web meeting
REPLACE online seminar: Cross-regional Value Chains
May 20th 2020 – online
REPLACE internal online seminar: learning event on cross-regional value chains
REPLACE 1st Learning Event
December 3rd and 4th 2019 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands
REPLACE 1st Learning Event, that took place in the Province of Friesland, focused on the Local Analysis Tool.
REPLACE 1st Circularity Tour
December 3rd 2019 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands
REPLACE 1st Circularity Tour included: the Water Alliance, Wetsus Campus and Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (Water Application Centre).
REPLACE Kick-off meeting
October 11th 2019 – Brussels, Belgium
Last October, REPLACE partners met in Brussels for the Kick-off meeting to organise the upcoming work.