CRESCENTO Summer School on Circular Economy

Fri 1 Sep - Tue 12 Sep 2023

01-09-2023 to 12-09-2023

The Industrial Systems Institute of Athena RC is a project partner at the CRESCENTO project and invites people interested in Circular Economy to attend the CRESCENTO Summer School.
 
Global demand for resources is increasing and significant pressures are causing environmental degradation, consuming 100 billion tons of materials annually, of which only 8.6% is recovered, according to the 2021 Circularity Gap Report. Moving from linear economy models to circular economy ones seems to be the only way to address both short and long-term sustainability challenges: keeping resources in the economy even beyond the end of the product's life cycle, reducing waste through reuse, recycling, or remanufacturing. The above change in the economic model is not simple and requires profound modifications in the entire value chain: products must be designed in a sustainable way and easily usable in a circular economy paradigm, new business and market models are needed, innovation is requested to turn waste into resources and consumer behavior has to change significantly. The entire quadruple helix needs to be involved in transforming the way businesses, academia & research, decision-making and civil society operate, as well as new skills to facilitate this transition.
CRESCENTO addresses these challenges by setting up an ADRION transnational cooperation network on the circular economy, defining an education and training program and developing a joint master's program on circular economy. The project is based on a partnership of 11 partners from all over the ADRION area (4 ERDF and 4 IPA countries), thus covering the entire EUSAIR macro-area. A network of more than 60 stakeholders from academia, research, business and policymakers is expected.
The CRESCENTO Summer School on Circular Economy is a training activity in the form of a Joint Summer School which aims to educate and inspire students, professionals, and enthusiasts about the principles and practices of a circular economy, fostering innovation and collaboration towards a sustainable future.
Read more and register here.

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