CEC4Europe (Circular Economy Coalition for Europe) is a growing initiative of scientists and researchers with long-term experience in the field of waste and resources management.

 

Founded in 2015, CEC4Europe aims at supporting European Institutions, national decision makers and other stakeholders in developing an effective and efficient circular economy by using an integrated and fact-based approach.

CEC4Europe provides decision makers on all levels, businesses, and the interested public with evidence and concepts for the transition to a circular economy that not only supports our raw material basis, but also economic and qualitative growth in Europe.

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Knowledge

Publication project: CEC4Europe's Fact Book on the Circular Economy

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Dialogue

With the Austrian EU Presidency in 2018 in view, CEC4Europe is preparing a European Conference in September 2018 on "Bringing the EU Action Plan to Life: Towards a Fact-based Circular Economy."

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Research

Current studies and projects within the CEC4Europe Network

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Encouraged by the EU Commission’s Circular Economy Package (CEP), CEC4Europe endorses the importance of closing loops and boosting resource efficiency, but at the same time, pleads for a more scientifically and fact based approach: 

A systematic analysis of our future raw material needs and all relevant secondary raw material sources is needed so we can achieve the common goals of the circular economy – environmental protection, securing of raw materials, economic benefit, and growth – in an effective and efficient manner, based on scientific evidence. 
Taking far-reaching economic and environmental policy decisions with an insufficient data basis would be speculative and not in line with the CEP objectives. 

CEC4Europe is an association under Austrian law, based in Vienna, AT, and registered in the EU Transparency register under No 628480917959-24 (24/06/2015).