Strategies and policies

Circular Economy Package

The Circular Economy Package consists of an EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy that establishes a concrete and ambitious programme of action, with measures covering the whole cycle: from production and consumption to waste management and the market for secondary raw materials.

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Video Description

Within the partnership of the Urban Agenda for the EU on circular economy, cities, EU countries and the European Commission seek to identify innovative solutions to stimulate the re-use, repair, refurbishment and recycling of existing materials and products.

Funding opportunities and advice

Programmes and funding opportunities

European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)

European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)

European Investment Project Portal

Urban Innovative Actions (UIA)

Horizon 2020

LIFE

URBACT

Interreg Europe

Advice and technical assistance

European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH)

Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions (JASPERS) 

fi-Compass

References

Beginner's Guide to EU Funding

Accessing regional-policy funds

Networking

European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform

Awards

European Green Capital Award (EGCA)

European Green Leaf (EGL)

European Capital of Innovation

EU legislation

The European Commission's Circular Economy Package includes revised legislative proposals on waste to stimulate Europe's transition towards a circular economy which will boost global competitiveness, foster sustainable economic growth and generate new jobs.

The proposed actions will contribute to "closing the loop" of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use, and bring benefits for both the environment and the economy. 

Here are the key legislative documents relating to the implementation of the Circular Economy:

Directive 2008/98/EC on waste and repealing certain Directives

Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators

Directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment 

Directive 2001/81/EC on national emission ceilings for certain atmospheric pollutants

Proposals to review the Waste Directives as part of the Circular Economy Package