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CITYCIRCLE – Circular economy hubs in peripheral urban centres in Central Europe


  • Supported by

    Interreg Central Europe

  • Budget

    2 064 500 €

  • Project partners

    Technical University of Košice (SK),

    Development Agency North (HR),

    APE FVG – Agenzia Per l’Energia del Friuli Venezia Giulia (IT),

    Municipality of Kranj (SI),

    FH Vorarlberg (AT),

    City of Varaždin (HR),

    Commune of Udine (IT),

    E-zavoda (SI),


  • Time of implementation

    2019 – 2022

Project site


Project CITYCIRCLE – Circular economy hubs in peripheral urban centres in Central Europe was approved within the 3rd Call of the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE.

CITYCIRCLE is improving innovation capacities of peripheral urban centers of Central Europe by introducing the circular economy system to partner cities. Peripheral cities of Central Europe are marked by lack of innovation cooperation and lack of access to global innovation processes. Circular economy (CE) has been acknowledged as a development concept that should provide sustainable, resource efficient development and a great pool for innovation of new technologies, services, solutions and business models to make our cities and regions better places to live and work.

The main CITYCIRCLE objective is to utilize innovation potential of circular economy in cities through setting-up quadruple-helix circular economy hubs in partner cities and to equip them with the knowledge and tools so they will be able to design circular economy value-chains in their cities. Hubs will implement pilot projects to test developed tools, while transnational value chains will be defined in transnational CE strategy to link local circular economy value chains and reach critical mass.