Formal public-private partnership
The transition to circular economy is not only an environmental imperative but also an economic opportunity. And it is not only a matter of public policy, but also involves private sector efforts. For this reason all relevant sectoral federations, research institutes, the largest environmental NGO and the federation of local authorities participate in the Circular Flanders joint venture. The steering committee of the partnership thus reflects the ‘social pentagon’ of government, industry & business, local & social profit, knowledge institutions, and the financial world.
Each partner pools human and financial resources with the partnership and takes on operational responsibility for one or more strategic work agendas.
Bootcamps and ecodesign challenges
Beneath this macro level are four demand systems - housing, food and water, consumer goods and mobility. These systems are equipped with indicators that offer more detail and insight at meso level.