Close cooperation on harnessing digital trends across the social enterprise community was at the heart of discussions at RREUSE’s 4th International Conference on the digital era of social enterprises active in the circular economy. November 16th and 17th 2022 found over 100 enthusiastic participants in Vienna for the highly anticipated event.
RREUSE’s latest General Assembly took place on the 16th of November 2022, and included the warm welcome of two new Associate Members to the network!
This infographic highlights the positive social and circular impact generated by our wider membership base in 2021, consisting of 31 member organisations spread across 29 countries.
RREUSE is pleased to announce its membership to the Social Good Accelerator (SOGA). SOGA is a network bringing together different organisations across Europe aiming to ensure „more social good in tech, more tech in social good“.
This year, the Green Friday Collective and MAIF approached Harris Interactive to carry out a study on shopping behaviour during Black Friday and Green Friday.
A new site for the treatment of used solar panels has been established and inaugurated in Saint-Loubès, a town close to Bordeaux, on September 27th. This new centre is the first of its kind in Europe and is expected to highlight innovative re-use, refurbishing, and recycling activities that have not been applied before in Europe.
On September 30 2022, RREUSE organised a site visit to two major Belgian sorting facilities owned by the social enterprises “Les Petits Riens” and “De Kringwinkel”.
Launched today, the new Horizon Europe project CISUTAC will support the transition to a circular and sustainable textile sector. As part of a consortium of 27 partners working on the project, RREUSE will be leading the work on circular business models with a focus on reuse and repair.
“ We are facing the challenge of transforming the production-based linear economy into a circular value preservation economy. ”
RREUSE is pleased that Marche Region (Italy) will develop a re-use valoriser training course to improve the management of the regional Re-use Centres network. This initiative has been taken in the framework of the 2LIFES project, which aims at promoting re-use through public policies.
On June 6th, 2022 the European Parliament adopted its own-initiative report on the EU action plan for the social economy, setting up its own vision for an ambitious plan that reflects the needs and aspirations of social economy actors across Europe, such as social enterprises involved in the circular economy.
On May 23, the European Commission released the 2022 Spring Package. It is a crucial stage within the European Semester process, which aims to provide Member States with recommendations and guidance in driving national reforms to achieve common EU objectives, among which, an inclusive green transition.