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  • Call for Tender for Applied Research

    "Circular Economy and Territorial Consequences"

     

    19 April 2017 - The service shall provide European evidence on the territorial dimension of the transition towards a circular economy and evidence on local and regional flows of waste. The analysis of the territorial dimension should not only include changes in waste management, but also changes in production, distribution and consumption. In addition, it aims to provide input to European regions and cities on their potential for implementing steps towards a circular economy.

    Policy questions

    More concretely, the objective of this activity is to receive answers to the following key policy questions:

    • What does the circular economy mean from a territorial perspective, what territorial factors influence the development towards a circular economy and what territorial characteristics make regions and cities more or less optimal to support the circular economy?
    • How do the approaches used to implement a circular economy, such as industrial symbiosis, clustering, territorial connectivity, energy efficiency and smart logistics, but also the sharing economy, affect different types of European regions and cities (i.e. capital cities, secondary growth poles, small and medium sized towns)?
    • What do material patterns and flows, including resources and waste, look like in European regions and cities and how have they changed over the past 10 years in the different types of European regions and cities (i.e. capital cities, secondary growth poles, small and medium sized towns)?
    • What is the potential for implementing the circular economy in European regions and cities and what kind of action/policy is needed in what type of region/city to ensure a smooth transition to circular economy/lifestyle?

    Budget

    The maximum available budget for this contract is EUR 700,000.00, exclusive of VAT but inclusive of all other taxes, disbursements, travel, accommodation and delivery costs.

    Tendering documents

    The documentation related to the Call, such as technical specifications, annexes, questions and answers, can be accessed free of charge, until 7 days before submission deadline, as follows:

    Deadline

    Deadline for the submission of the offers is 22 May 2017 at 10:30 (CET - Central European Time).

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