Looking beyond the current take-make-waste extractive industrial model, a circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. It entails gradually decoupling economic activity from the consumption of finite resources, and designing waste out of the system. Underpinned by a transition to renewable energy sources, the circular model builds economic, natural, and social capital. It is based on three principles:
There's a world of opportunity to rethink and redesign the way we make stuff. 'Re-Thinking Progress' explores how through a change in perspective we can re-design the way our economy works - designing products that can be 'made to be made again' and powering the system with renewable energy. It questions whether with creativity and innovation we can build a restorative economy.
The CIRCULINK project aims to merge social innovation and the world of work, committing to raise awareness about the advantages of Circular Business Models and their relation with Social Innovation at work by a complex blended learning training kit for corporate trainers, SMEs and Circular Economy entrepreneurs and to support collaboration and networking between Circular Economy actors, SMEs, VET providers, educational institutions and other stakeholders of the sector.
Considering the requirements and challenges of the digital era, the training surface will be an innovative digital learning platform where users will be able to find training material. The training material will be composed of 5 modules covering the main topics of Social Innovation and Circular Economy and an open area for collaboration opportunities between Circular Economy actors and SMEs who wish to learn more and implement Circular Business Models.
Here you will find various resources about the following topics related to the Circular Economy.
Corporate Social Responsibility