Map of initiatives related to Circular Economy in the portfolios of selected European stakeholders

This map allows an overview and benchmarking with initiatives within the following key European stakeholders:

  • European Commission
  • EASME Executive Agency for SMEs
  • European Investment Bank
  • ACR + Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management
  • Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • WCEF / SITRA World Circular Economy Forum
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Different views or clustering approaches in the system map enable analysis of strengths, gaps, overlaps and synergies for the initiatives. The maps visually interpret the database of initiatives in the following categories:

Circular economy focus areas

  • Reinvent
  • Rethink & reconfigure
  • Restore, reduce & avoid
  • Recirculate
  • Logistics
  • Energy
  • Systemic changes

Economic sectors

  • Classification according to the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE)

Position in the value chain

  • Nutrients, materials or energy suppliers
  • Raw material or energy suppliers
  • Designers, manufacturers, constructors and producers
  • Service providers
  • Distributors and retailers
  • Integrators or facilitators
  • Waste valorisers
  • Customers and end-users

Lead country

Initiative type

  • Business creation
  • Educational programmes
  • Innovation programmes
  • Innovation projects
  • Public engagement

Funding size

  • Under €0.5 mil
  • €0.5-2 mil
  • >€2 mil