Urban circular economy, which is characterized not only by recycling of raw materials, but also by cooperative actions, shared use of objects and joint repair approaches, was the focus of the study. Based on an analysis in several European regions, recommendations of action for cities and regions in supporting such initiatives were derived and potentials on a European level were identified.

Creative Entrepreneurship and CE Employment, © ÖIR GmbH.

ÖIR conducted spatial analyses of the initiatives in the project areas and thus contributed to the identification of success factors for the “collaborative economy”. The distribution of actors in space was seen as a decisive factor, with either concentration (e.g. regional value chains) or more extensive spread (e.g. shared mobility) having a beneficial effect, depending on the type of initiative.



Period: 2018
 - 2019
Client: ESPON EGTC (via VVA Economics & Policy)

Partners: VVA Brussels, ShareNL

Methods: Workshop, Mapping, Applied info graphics, Regional analysis

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