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Join our Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues to share your views on research and innovation gaps and contribute to (re)shaping future EU policies, initiatives and funding opportunities

Published on 26.02.2024

The Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI) is organising a series of Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues across 2024 and 2025. The aim is to gain, from a multi-stakeholder perspective, a better understanding of the Research & Innovation (R&I) needs and priorities and deepen the R&I gaps already identified in the CCRI R&I Gaps Report. The dialogues will provide opportunities for stakeholders in the wider CCRI community to provide inputs to further European Commission’s R&I initiatives and funding opportunities to facilitate the territorial circular transition.  

Countries: All countries

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The CCRI is mapping research and innovation gaps hindering the implementation of circular economy at local and regional levels. 

With the aim of deepening the understanding of these gaps and associated barriers, the CCRI will organise a series of online Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues in 2024 and 2025

These dialogues are aimed at key stakeholders from local and regional governments, researchers from academia, and representatives of industry and organisations working at regional, national or EU levels in the field of circular economy. We encourage stakeholders to share their expertise and ideas about research and innovation gaps that still need to be bridged to support the implementation of a circular economy in regions and cities. 

Stakeholders who are interested in participating in these Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues are invited to express their interest by completing this survey.  

Upcoming dialogues in February and March 2024 will discuss the value chains of construction, plastics, electronics, and possibly also textiles with selected stakeholders. Other value chains and cross-cutting topics will be addressed later in 2024 and 2025. Experts’ insights will potentially contribute to (re)shaping EU policies and related initiatives or legislative files, and identifying future priorities in EU funding programmes.

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the CCRI Helpdesk via for more information.

Target audience
Type of territories involved

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

large metropolitan area >1.5 million, metropolitan area 1.5 million-500 000

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