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CIREVALC

Project overview

Introducing and upscaling circular economy models in regional value chains in the food, catering and packaging sectors

Nearly ten percent of all food produced for consumers goes to waste in Europe. Circular economy could help prevent much of that waste but businesses and regional planners often do not know how to introduce them. The project CIREVALC helps them to make regional value chains in the food, catering and packaging sectors more circular through a community approach. The partners jointly design and test a new accelerator tool that will facilitate the green transition of businesses and local communities.

2,31m €

Project Budget

80%

of the Budget is funded by ERDF

Layer 1

9

Countries

10

Regions

10

Partners

1

Pilots

Duration

Start date

End date

Project progress

39%

Project partnership

Project partners

Magyarország (HU)

Lead partner

South Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency

Address
Mária 3
7621 Pécs
Country
Hungary (HU)
Web
https://ddriu.hu/en/home/

Project partner

Department of International Relations
Address
Andrássy út 100
1062 Budapest
Country
Hungary (HU)
Web
https://ifka.hu/
Total partner budget
206,424 €
Address
Cesta Staneta Žagarja 37
4000 Kranj
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
https://www.bsc-kranj.si/
Total partner budget
208,308 €
Department of National and International Projects and Programs
Address
Szopena 51
35-959 Rzeszów
Country
Poland (PL)
Web
www.rarr.rzeszow.pl
Total partner budget
197,243 €
Promotion and Territorial Development Projects Unit
Address
Piazza Insurrezione XXVIII aprile ‘45 1/A
35137 Padova
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
www.pd.camcom.it
Total partner budget
287,761 €
Address
Na Zlaté stoce 1619
37005 Ceske Budéjovice
Country
Czechia (CZ)
Web
www.jaip.cz
Total partner budget
186,588 €
Center for Education, European and Institutional Cooperation
Address
Ulica prof. Tugomila Ujčića 1
52000 Pazin
Country
Croatia (HR)
Web
http://www.azrri.hr/
Total partner budget
181,018 €
Dept. Sustainable Technologies
Address
Freiberger Strasse 35
01067 Dresden
Country
Germany (DE)
Web
www.rkw-sachsen.de
Total partner budget
281,684 €
Cluster & Cooperation (Food Cluster)
Address
Hafenstrasse 47-51
4020 Linz
Country
Austria (AT)
Web
www.biz-up.at
Total partner budget
256,321 €
Address
Zochova 5
81103 Bratislava
Country
Slovakia (SK)
Web
www.bic.sk
Total partner budget
212,436 €

Roadmap

1

Context

Low awareness and engagement, non-receptive communities towards circular solutions in the food, packaging and catering sector

2

Specific problem

Lack of skills, knowledge and tools and low uptake of solutions

3

Idea

A new, innovative tool for strengthening circular skills of enterprises and other organisations

4

Solution

Green accelerator for enterprises and other interested organisations in our partner regions

5

How it works

First, we collect development needs of companies/organisations through interviews and survey. Then local and transnational pool of experts fitting to the development needs are involved. Finally, the enrolled companies and organisations receive tailored assistance from the expert pool in the frame of green accelerators

6

Proof/credibility

Increased use of circular solutions, business models at the accelerated enterprises

7

Visions

More sustainable enterprises and local communities through improved circular skills.

8

Call to action

Let's Together Unlock The Power of the Circular Economy!

News

Towards Sustainable Catering: Exploring Best Practices in Bled, Radovljica and Bohinj in Gorenjska region, Slovenia

P2 Green

NEWS

20.03.2024

Towards Sustainable Catering: Exploring Best Practices in Bled, Radovljica and Bohinj in Gorenjska region, Slovenia

BSC Kranj, project partner, invites our local pioneers and stakeholders to the first Study Visit, scheduled for March 20th–21st, 2024 in Bled, Slovenia. This event,after gathering at the Hotel Astoria Bled, Slovenia. promises an exploration into the exemplary sustainable environment friendly catering and tourism practices of the Gorenjska Regionlocal ...

Project Consortium Meeting, December 12-13, 2023

P2 Green

NEWS

11.12.2023

Project Consortium Meeting, December 12-13, 2023

CIREVALC partners meet in Bratislava on December 12-13. Reflect on the first phase and plan upcoming activities. Share micro-level analysis, success stories, and discuss regional insights. Follow CIREVALC Interreg CE for updates.

CIREVALC Kick-off meeting in Dresden – Let’s get started!

P2 Green

NEWS

09.05.2023

CIREVALC Kick-off meeting in Dresden – Let’s get started!

CIREVALC Kick-Off meetin in Dresden: May 9-10, 2023. Partner connections, comprehensive project overview, Interreg Central Programme insights, and focused discussions on management and finances.

Events

CIREVALC in Vienna for Communications & Synergies Seminar!

P2 Green

EVENT

In Person

26 - 27.09.2023

CIREVALC in Vienna for Communications & Synergies Seminar!

Synergy success! Learning from experts, sharing challenges, and sparking interest at CIREVALC presentation.

Pilot actions

Outputs

CIREVALC Circular Community Accelerator

This is a complex tool that accelerates the green transition of local pioneers, SMEs, and local communities. Beyond single-entity solutions, emphasis is placed on the synergetic interactions of ecosystem actors. It includes measurement, planning, matchmaking, and expert assistance for identified needs such as business modeling, technology support for prototyping, and guidance on external financing. Matchmaking is facilitated through a mapping tool developed from sectorial analysis and opened up as an online marketplace in the regions. In addition to testing the accelerator, knowledge exchange is facilitated by 4 study visits that center around relevant circular models. By providing comprehensive support services and fostering cross-border collaboration, the accelerator empowers participants to embrace environmentally friendly solutions and achieve sustainable growth.
Type of output: Solutions
In development

CIREVALC Strategy and Action Plans

Our project is committed to formulating comprehensive strategies and action plans that lay the foundation for long-term circular economy development. These documents will guide regional policies and initiatives, enabling our target groups to enhance their capacities, increase knowledge, and fully exploit the potential of circular economy practices in the food, catering, and packaging sectors.
Type of output: Strategies and action plans
In development

Project videos

Project documents

General presentation materials

CIREVALC Communication Strategy

E-Brochure

Local success stories E-Brochure compiles case studies, turning micro-level analyses into stories of success.

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Project Contacts

Project Manager

Zoltán Bendó
Phone: +36304360431

Finance Manager

Anikó Kiss
Phone: +36205292733

Communication Manager

Michaela Novotna
Phone: +420 608 572269