Brussels Regional Program for a Circular Economy
Q.12. Objective Brussels Regional Program on Circular Economy With this multi-stakeholder program, the Brussels-Capital Region wants to position itself as an innovative European region, as a precursor for public policy to support the development of the circular economy by a voluntary approach to the efficient management of its resources. Through 111 measures it aims to turn environmental objectives into economic opportunities that will optimize the use of resources, create new jobs and add value for the inhabitants. The 111 measures are divided over 4 axes: - The cross-sectoral measures of the BRPCE concern all economic players and aim to establish a favorable regulatory framework, economic aid, to develop innovation, sustainable and innovative public markets and to create or guide trainings. - Specific sectoral measures are targeted at construction, resources and waste, logistics, trade and food. - Territorial measures aim to develop the circular economy at different territorial scales (from the local to the regional level) - Governance measures to reinforce the collaboration between the public organisations coordinating and implementing the program.
Q.13. Accomplished /expected achievements: Please share some of the details about your activity! * What are you most proud of? What feedback have you received? Did you face any challenges? How were these challenges overcome? What advice would you share with others in the One Planet network who may be developing/implementing activities with similar goals? Since 2016… - A collaboration between 91 organisations (public, private and federations) - 207 workshops with a total of 5486 participants - 194 circular projects financed for € 11.5 million - 319 organisations received non-financial support - 3000 persons have received training in the circular economy - 2017 Eurocities price for Innovation, 2016 Innovation award by the Assembly of European Regions