About the project
The circular economy concerns system changes in neigh-bourhoods, cities, regions and product chains, which means that governments, producers and consumers must adapt. It is a collective process: not one company, one citizen or one governmental body can make the change alone. Preparing the system’s transformation to the circular economy requires alignment and cooperation between different stakeholders. Through the deployment of policy instruments, governments can steer change towards desired directions. However, for the complex transition towards a circular economy a new form of governance , called network governance, is needed. In it, stakeholders align and cooperate to make the change jointly from a linear to a circular economy. A network governance is at odds with the conventional broadly installed governance model; therefore, this project wants to learn from other experiences about how to re-organise governance structures towards a network instead of a silos governance structure.
Project idea owner
Càtedra d'Economia Circular i Sostenibilitat
Partners we are looking for
Institutions and governmental bodies with experience on transitioning to a circular economy that want to create, improve and innovate new policy instruments to set network governance models. Institutions and/ government bodies willing to learn and validate these experiences through replication at local and regional level.