Palinsesto Convegnistico
  • Mercoledì 8 Novembre 2023
  • 11:30 - 13:00
  • Memo
  • Sala Ravezzi 2 Hall Sud
  • inglese
  • a cura di The European Research Executive Agency (REA)

On the 8th of November, REA organizes a session on the Circular cities and regions Initiative (CCRI).  Launched and funded by the European Commission as part of the Circular economy Action plan, the CCRI focuses on implementing the circular economy across Europe’s cities and regions. The event intends to give a general overview of the initiative and aims to present a total of 4 EU funded projects that are part of the CCRI initiative.
The first two projects, Frontsh1p and Agro2circular, aim to provide circular system solutions for sustainable growth and economic recovery in key product value chains (e.g. agrifood, water and nutrients, plastics);
The other two projects, Circular invest and Invest CEC, are two Project and Development assistance projects (PDA), that aim to support technically and financially Circular economy projects in order to make them more “attractive” for public and private investors. Circular Invest and Invest CEC will select Circular economy project via open Call for Expression of Interest, and this will result particularly attractive for project promoters or companies seeking support to finance their “circular” ideas.

The session is part of a broader ECOMONDO one-day event on Circular Economy and cities.

Session Chair

Attila Berczik, Deputy Head of Unit, REA.B3 Biodiversity, Circular Economy and Environment


11.30-11.35 Introduction by the Chair

11.35-11.40 The CCRI initiative: an overview
Davide Delaiti, REA.B3 Biodiversity, Circular Economy and Environment

11.40-12.10 CCRI in practice: the experience of some demonstration projects            
Alejandro Arribas, Asociacion Empresarial de Investigacion Centro Technologico del Calzadoy del plastico de la region de Murcia, Agro2circular
Furio de Vecchis, STAM Srl, Frontsh1p 

12.10-12.40 CCRI funding opportunities: PDA open calls
Lorenzo Valeriani, META Group, CircularInvest Project
Uffe Bundgaard, Gate2Growth, InvestCEC Project


12.55-1.00 Closing remarks
Attila Berczik, Deputy Head of Unit, REA.B3 Biodiversity, Circular Economy and Environment