Building partnership!


Building partnership!

Cross-border capacity building for developing circular regions

  • AcronymCircularRegions
  • Call IDSKHU/1902
  • Priority AxisEnhancing cooperation of public authorities
  • Specific objective4.1 Improving the level of cross border inter-institutional cooperation and broadening cross border cooperation between citizens.
  • Registration No.SKHU/1902/4.1/047
  • Total Project budget182,449.40 €
  • Total ERDF awarded155,081.99 €
  • Project start date01 December 2020
  • Project end date31 March 2022
  • Project statusClosed

Despite the fact that several activities have been carried out in Slovakia and Hungary since the adoption of the EU Strategy and Circular Economy Action Plan in 2015, both countries still significantly lag behind the circular economy and eco-innovation leaders as well as the EU-27 average. In 2018, Slovakia and Hungary ranked 23rd and 22nd in the Eco-Innovation Index, being among the poorest performers in EU-27. Both countries deliver poor results in terms of material efficiency, municipal waste management, scientific research and innovation activity of small and medium-sized enterprises.
In order to accelerate the transmission of circular economy principles to the business sector, the partner organizations will arrange multiple activities to deal with the shortcomings. Partners will in the first place conduct a mapping of the cross border regions and collect sector-specific insights and information about the main barriers in closing the loops on the side of companies. Further to that, they will prepare training materials on topics related to circular economy and about the ways to assess a circularity level of an organization. As there is a constant lack of circular economy experts and their concentration is mainly in the capitals, the partners will organize training workshops with selected professionals from the field. These will also serve partner organizations to extend their portfolio of services and advise the organizations on how they can improve their circularity level. Based on specific meetings with SMEs and stakeholders, the partners will be able to identify concrete measures, which will be integrated into reports with best practices that can serve the public.
On top of that, partners will strengthen the network of stakeholders with potential to apply principles of circular economy. For that purpose, they will also develop a concept of the circularity service, which will bring these principles closer to the regions.


Lead Beneficiary / ERDF awarded

Slovenská podnikateľská agentúra

81109 Bratislava Miletičova 23

43,903.18 €

Beneficiary 1 / ERDF awarded

Inštitút cirkulárnej ekonomiky, o.z.

85101 Bratislava Belinského 3

34,967.81 €

Beneficiary 2 / ERDF awarded

IFKA Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft

1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 100.

41,973.00 €

Beneficiary 3 / ERDF awarded

Magyarországi Üzleti Tanács a Fenntartható Fejlődésért

1118 Budapest, Ménesi út 9/a

34,238.00 €


"How to measure the circularity of a company?" - 2022/03/22 09:00

We cordially invite you to the “How and why to measure the circularity of your company?” - Circular Regions project closing event.

  • Location: Online - Zoom
  • Project acronym: CircularRegions
  • Project registration number: SKHU/1902/4.1/047
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  • Event organized by: Magyarországi Üzleti Tanács a Fenntartható Fejlődésért/ ( BCSDH )
  • Contact person: Márta Irén
  • Phone number: + 36 30 229 1944
  • E-mail address:
  • Language of event: English
  • Interpretation: yes
  • Registration is needed: yes
  • SKHU/1902/4.1/047 (4)

Kick-off Circular Slovakia I Virtual meeting of platform members - 2021/03/18 15:00

The official launch of the Circular Slovakia platform will take place online on March 18, 2021 at 15:00, which will also include a presentation of the CircularRegions project.

  • Location: online
  • Project acronym: CircularRegions
  • Project registration number: SKHU/1902/4.1/047
  • Website:
  • GPS coordinates:
  • Event organized by: Circular Slovakia
  • Contact person: Denisa Rášová
  • Phone number:
  • E-mail address:
  • Language of event: Slovak
  • Interpretation: no
  • Registration is needed: yes
  • SKHU/1902/4.1/047 (4)


Kick-off Circular Slovakia - Virtual meeting of platform members

Kick-off Circular Slovakia - Virtual meeting of platform members

The event was organized in order to welcome the first 50 members of the platform Circular Slovakia. During the event, a joint declaration was signed virtually, by which the members committed to actively cooperate in accelerating the transition to a circular economy in Slovakia. The agenda also included a presentation of cooperating partners and their projects, including the project CircularRegions.

  • SKHU/1902/4.1/047 (4)