INNOMED-UP contribution to the “Circular Economy Action Plan. For a cleaner and more competitive Europe"
On 2020.03.11, the European Commission adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan - one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe's new agenda for sustainable growth. With measures along the entire life cycle of products, the new Action Plan aims to make our economy fit for a green future, strengthen our competitiveness while protecting the environment and give new rights to consumers. Building on the work done since 2015, the new Plan focuses on the design and production for a circular economy, with the aim to ensure that the resources used are kept in the EU economy for as long as possible. The plan and the initiatives therein will be developed with the close involvement of the business and stakeholder community.
INNOMED-UP proposes to work with CCIs to shift local urban economies towards a circular production and consumption paradigm including optimal use of material resources, innovation enhancement for SMEs, knowledge transfer among Med-cities, social inclusion and citizens’ engagement.
The project will work at cross-border level contributing with technological developments while sustaining traditional organizational cooperation schemes and recycling practices that the EUMP have abandoned.