Circular Economy

About the partnership

The Circular Economy Partnership aims to stimulate the re-use, repair, refurbishment and recycling of existing materials and products to promote new growth and job opportunities. The focus will be on waste management (turning waste into resources), the sharing economy, and resource efficiency.


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Member States

  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Poland
  • Slovenia

Urban areas

  • Oslo (NO, Coordinator)
  • Flemish Region (BE)
  • Kaunas (LT)
  • Porto (PT)
  • Prato (IT)
  • The Hague (NL)

European/ national city umbrella organisation

  • Eurocities

Other stakeholders

  • Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource Management (ACR+)

European institutions

  • European Commission (DG REGIO, DG ENV, DG CLIMA, DG GROW, DG RTD)
  • Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR)
  • European Investment Bank (EIB)

Concrete actions


Mainstreaming the circular economy as an eligible area into the post 2020 Cohesion Policy and corresponding funds


Prepare a Circular City Funding Guide to assist cities in accessing funding for circular economy projects


Prepare a blueprint for a Circular City Portal


Promote Urban Resource Centres for waste prevention, re-use and recycling


Develop a Collaborative Economy Knowledge Pack for cities

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