This page contains the link to the most relavant deliverables produced by the projects connected to the Policy Lab and all the proceedings of the events organized by the Policy lab 2.0
The Policy Lab 2.0 is a platform where European Regions working with Circular Economy projects can collaborate, explore possible scenarios and co-design solutions for better policies. Every three months we are going to pose a general research question and one sub-question every month, in order to foster discussion between regions.
First event- May 2020
The Policy Lab started in June 2020 with an ambitious goal: to provide solutions to the challenges the European Regions face while implementing circular economy programs. The starting point will be to co-create a guideline to evaluate the projects. Circular Economy is an abstract term with many different definitions, which causes different types of analysis depending on the institution involved. Thus, the way we understand circularity will change how the projects are designed and implemented. Achieving a common set of criteria will facilitate collaboration cross-regional projects.
Therefore our main question for the May-July 2020 period is:
How to define common criteria to assess Circular Economy projects for the new programming period?
This is a complex question to answer as circular economy projects may deal with completely different sectors and their impacts may vary a lot as well. In order to help find an answer, we will pose a monthly sub-question, which will then be discussed in a workshop (online for the time being).
The sub-question to focus on May2020 is:
What are the problems encountered by the Regions while introducing Circular Economy projects in the programming period? Are the current systems efficient enough for monitoring Circular Economy?
The online workshop will be conducted as in the following: