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Circular Economy: a recipe for more strategic autonomy? (bounCE4ward)


The COVID- 19 crisis exposed the EU’s vulnerability to sudden shocks in the global supply chain.

Core to the European Green Deal and NextGenerationEU, the transition to a Circular Economy with less waste and better resource use, will not only help achieve the EU climate ambitions but also reduce susceptibility to supply disruptions.

To build such resilience, we need to assess and optimise the EU’s strategic autonomy for priority supply chains.

This project (bounCE4ward) aims to investigate to what extent the Circular Economy could provide this resilience, how circular the EU economy currently is and what actions are most urgently needed

Lead Scientist: vacancy notice published, click here

A first brainstorming session on the project took place on 22 April 2021.