New Circular Economy Business Model for More Sustainable Urban Construction

CINDERELA project mentioned in the final report of the EU ESPON project

CINDERELA project was mentioned in the report of the EU ESPON project (on the topic of circular and collaborative economics). The project contractors conducted interviews with representatives of the project partners. The Municipality of Maribor representative mentioned the CINDERELA project as an example for waste collection and treatment. As a result CINDERELA is also mentioned in the concluding research results.

To read the Report or the Practical Guide, see below.

Final Report - SHARING: Stocktaking and assessment of typologies of Urban Circular Collaborative Economy Initiatives - EU ESPON

The ultimate objective of this ESPON Targeted Analysis is to create a common understanding of the Urban and Circular Collaborative Economy across European territories. The goal is to support policy makers with territorial evidence on the different impacts of Urban Circular Collaborative Economy initiatives, going beyond the large and more well-known collaborative economy platforms (e.g. Uber, Airbnb) and taking into account smaller, local, and “for benefit”1 initiatives instead.

Practical Guide: How to make use of the collaborative economy for circular and sustainable goals? A practical guide for policymakers - SHARING: Stocktaking and assessment of typologies of Urban Circular Collaborative Economy Initiatives - EU ESPON

Are you looking to make use of collaborative economy initiatives in your region or city to reach your Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? This practical guide, primarily targeted at local and regional policymakers, aims to help cities and regions to use the collaborative economy to foster their social, environmental and economic objectives. More specifically, the guide will provide the reader with a step-by-step approach to better understand the initiatives in their territory, their potential impacts, and how to foster them.

1“For benefit” should be understood here as opposed to “for profit”: the goal is not to generate financial returns but to contribute to foster broader environmental, economic and social goals. See the classification of the Urban Agenda for the EU Partnership on Circular Economy. Available at:


Monday 29 June 2020