With the Green Deal and the new European industrial strategy for a globally competitive, green, and digital Europe, the necessity of the transition of the economy towards a more circular one has reached all levels of competitiveness policymaking.
Additionally, businesses are increasingly working on their models and processes in order to reduce their environmental footprint and address increasing linear risks (scarcity of resources, unsure supply, volatility of prices…) by seizing circular opportunities.
However, as is the case for any significant transformation, the challenges for SMEs are still big and support is needed to minimise the risks of investing in new business models and technologies.
The objective of the webinar is to present approaches on how regional and local authorities can adapt their funding frameworks to promote and foster the circular transition of the economy. And which types of measures are used to foster the circular transition of businesses in general and SMEs in particular.