GATHERING CIRCULAR ECONOMY EXPERTS FROM CENTRAL EUROPE
The "E-marketplaces" is a specific training document for each of the regional stakeholder groups. It describes the concept of an electronic marketplace that enables the purchase and sale of goods and services on the Internet or another superordinate network. The system are based on IT infrastructure and have a fixed mechanism for pricing giving them advantages of spatial and temporal
flexibility. Market participants can interact with each other regardless of location.
Urban centres of peripheral regions in central Europe widely lack an innovation and business development spirit due to their limited access to global innovation processes and cooperation partners. Circular economy models offer options for their sustainable and resource-efficient development and for pooling innovation, new technologies, services, solutions and business models.
The CITYCIRCLE project will facilitate innovation and technology transfer, and improve services and business models in peripheral cities. By providing these with tools and knowledge linked to the circular economy, the project will enable a new generation of innovative solutions in their urban ecosystems in a long-run. A full circular economy package for cities will deploy organizational structures, knowledge and tools, transnational value chains and present visible benefits to their citizens.