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EREK report — The implementation of the circular economy in Europe: Perspectives of EU industry cluster managers and regional policymakers

Date: 26.09.2019
We are pleased to publish our new report, The implementation of the circular economy in Europe: Perspectives of EU industry cluster managers and regional policymakers. In the EU Action Plan for the...

The BEL Building

Date: 18.09.2019
The EREK Final Conference will be held in the BEL Building in Brussels. Aside from a conference location, this building also serves as the administrative headquarters of the Brussels Environment. One...

Interview #16: Documenting the process towards Resource Efficiency

Date: 18.09.2019
The EREK Final conference is drawing near. The conference is held in the BEL building, the administrative headquarters of Brussels Environment and the largest passive building in Europe. During the...

IHOBE is looking for international partners

Date: 06.09.2019
Ihobe, one of EREK Network members is looking for international partners!  The Basque Government’s Ministry of the Environment, Territorial Planning and Housing, through Ihobe, a public society, has...

EduZWaCe: Education for Zero Waste and Circular Economy

Date: 27.08.2019
The transition to Circular Economy (CE) is an essential contribution to the EU efforts of developing a sustainable, low carbon, resource efficient and competitive economy. Such a transition...

Interview #14.5: How Green Award winners ended up changing national policy

Date: 27.08.2019
In July EREK News interviewed one of the organisers of Ieper Hardcore Fest, an independent Flemish festival that has won several Green Awards and even a Lifetime Achievement Award for their green...

EREK Quarterly #5 - Social Economy and Resource Efficiency

Date: 26.08.2019
A significant portion of the European economy can be classified as social economy. The social economy, also known as the fourth sector, can be defined in a variety of ways, but in essence it consists...

Interview #16: What funding is available for SMEs to become more resource efficient?

Date: 26.08.2019
Many SMEs want to become more resource efficient, but struggle with finding the financing to make the necessary changes. To shed more light on what funding is available and what the benefits of these...

Interview #15: Harald Friedl of Circle Economy

Date: 06.08.2019
Circle Economy is a Dutch social enterprise with the mission to accelerate the circular economy transition. EREK spoke to Harald Friedl, the CEO of Circle Economy, about the role of social...

EREK has a new key partner: ACR+

Date: 11.07.2019
EREK is happy to announce our most recent Key Partnership with ACR+ - The Association for Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management. The collaboration between ACR+ and EREK entails...

EREK Quarterly #4 - Industrial Symbiosis

Date: 09.07.2019
Industrial symbiosis refers to mutually beneficial connections among traditionally unconnected organizations. The concept of industrial symbiosis is inspired by biology, where symbiosis is often...

Interview #14: Ieper Hardcore Fest: Lessons on how to make a festival more sustainable

Date: 08.07.2019
Ieper Hardcore Fest is the longest running three-day hardcore festival of Europe and the World, with its 27thedition this year. It is an independent festival organized entirely by volunteers....