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European Circular Cities Declaration

Updated on 18.11.2022

The European Circular Cities Declaration (ICLEI) is designed to help accelerate the transition from a linear to a circular economy (CE) in Europe. In doing so, ICLEI aims to create a resource efficient, low carbon and socially responsible society. 

Type: EU initiatives
Countries: European Union, Albania, Turkey, Switzerland, The United Kingdom

Activities on circular economy

The European Circular Cities Declaration is focused on the following circular economy principles and actions: 
 

  • Allow local and regional governments across Europe to communicate their commitment to supporting the circular transition. 
  • Provide a shared vision of what a ‘circular city’ is. 
  • Underline the critical role that local and regional governments need to play in making circular transition happen. 
  • Establish a community of committed organisations to share their experiences, challenges and successes. 

List of relevant material

Description of future collaboration with CCRI-CSO

This information will be filled in at a later stage 

Target territory

City

Region

Type of territory

Cities

large 500 000-200 000, medium 200 000-50 000, and small cities 50 000-5 000

Regions

predominantly urban regions, intermediate and predominantly rural regions, refer to TERCET typology NUTS 3 region

Key services provided for the circular economy

Monitoring

Analysis of regulation

Dissemination

Technical assistance/advisory services