TREASoURcE: The treasure in resources
FinEst Centre is happy to share the news that we have a new Horizon Europe grant – TREASoURcE, led by VTT from Finland. TREASoURcE stands for Territorial and regional demonstrations of systemic solutions of key value chains and their replication to deploy circular economy.
More precisely, TREASoURcE deals with implementing circular economy (CE) practices for plastics, batteries and biobased side and waste streams to take the participating regions and their citizens to the forefront of climate neutrality and circularity.
The project focuses on CE practices in cities, regions and their groupings located in the Nordics (Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark). The CE solutions will later be replicated in the Baltics (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), Poland and Northern Germany. All of these countries are part of the Baltic Sea Region. The combination of the cities and regions will enable large reach and bigger impact and boost the replicability and scalability potential of the CE solutions.
A common issue of the regions’ material circulation is lower and decentralized material volumes. This results in feasibility challenges and high-risk investments due to challenges in securing sufficient feedstock. However, regional strengths lie in ambitious climate and environmental targets. The Nordic region has a population of over 27 mil., and forms the 12th largest economy in the world, together with Baltics, Poland and Northern Germany the population is over 62 mil. The Nordics have a long history of collaborating and are frontrunners in CE. The region is also known for its active approach towards CE and climate neutrality, but also for the eagerness to collaborate and share knowledge.
FinEst Centre for Smart Cities focuses on WP1 framework analysis and action plans to further enhance CE. In WP2 FinEst Centre contributes to understanding the key stakeholders’ roles via mapping Estonian and Baltic stakeholders, and participating in Enlightened consumer demo. In WP6 “Exploitation, replication and transferable practices” FinEst Centre will lead the task 6.2 “Identification of the transferable practices”, and in addition will participate widely in all replication activities in WP6. For WP7, FinEst Centre focuses on smart city governance and citizen engagement.
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