Programme: Interreg Europe
Lifetime: April 2016 - March 2018 (monitoring: April 2018 – March 2020)
Keywords: circular economy, SMEs, good practices, policies
Objective: CESME wants to support small and medium-sized enterprises approaching the circular economy. The circular economy is based on the optimization of systems, rather than individual components, from a "linear" approach to "circular and resilient production systems". CESME will develop a roadmap to achieve this goal, through the exchange of experiences on policies and tools to support SMEs, the identification of good practices, estimating the economic and social benefits, and the development of a White Book. These initiatives will be implemented and tested for feedback and adaptation, in order to be replicable tools across EU, as well as monitored against their expected impact.