EREK organized a workshop October 22nd 2018 in Vienna, Austria. With the heading: “Let’s help SME’ to go circular.” Brian Sørensen, International Network Manager from Enterprise Europe Network, North Denmark EU Office, introduced the workshop participants to the CPP project: “New opportunities and requirements for SME’s”. The workshop appreciated the efforts of the CPP project to contribute to capacity building and a greener future. In general the participants discussed different ways and tools to support SME’s to become more resource efficient. One discussion point was that resource efficiency of course is important, but that circular economy is more than that, looking at SME’s business models and the whole value chain of SME’s.
EREK is an initiative of the European Commission to help European companies, especially SMEs, save energy, material and water costs. EREK provides tools (e.g. Self-Assessment Tool for SMEs), information and business opportunities demonstrating new and better ways to be resource efficient and to benefit from circular economy business models. The EREK initiative was launched in February 2018 at the Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform (CESP) Conference in Brussels.
Photo text: Introduction by Mr. Agis Evrigenis, Project Director of EREK