The Virtual Academy provides resources related to the implementation of Urban Circular Bioeconomy
solutions. This includes handbooks, manuals, factsheets and videos on technologies and financial engineering for circular bio-economy projects.
Outcome reports of the codesigned Citizen Science Interventions
A Citizen Science program utilizing the gamified App HOOP Trainers was achieved to collaboratively identify and advance more efficient sorting, collection, and recycling systems, with a particular emphasis on the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW).
Report on the education and awareness raising & acceptance activities
The deliverable reports on pilot actions carried out to optimize separate waste collection, foster behavior change, and cultivate acceptance of biowaste derived products. A selection of pilot actions were designed to bridge the gap between current practices and best methodologies.
Engagement activities implemented through the Biowaste Clubs in the Lighthouse Cities and Regions
Throughout the first three years of the HOOP project, BCMs were attended by 790 stakeholders across all eight
LHs. One trend that emerges when looking at the engagement activities in the eight Lighthouses together is the focus on citizens as a key target group for stakeholder engagement.
Food waste and social acceptance of a circular bioeconomy: the role of stakeholders
To be socially accepted widely, circular bioeconomy needs to rely on residual bio-based feedstock and waste. First successful experiences have shown that the involvement of different stakeholders is a key enabler of the process.
The Biowaste Hub – a new social network and professional platform for digitally connecting all the players in the biowaste management value chain, such as: collectors, municipalities,
energy providers, sorters, research centres, private companies.
Circular business models, Circular strategies, Stakeholder engagement, Valorisation technologies
Fortifying Social Acceptance for Circular Economy Business Models on Biowaste Products
This study by the WASTEWATER Project, engaging citizens, consumers, producers, and policy makers, provides insights into what is important for the social acceptance of new protein
sources for food, feed, and recycled fertilisers from bio-waste in the Murcia and Kalundborg city
Behaviour change, Circular business models, Circular strategies, Citizen awareness, Consumer acceptance, Pilot projects, Valorisation technologies
ULTIMATE Project Playbook on Stakeholder Engagement
This playbook comes provides a citizen participation playbook with instructions,
protocols and guidelines for designing and implementing the immersive experience to create economic value and increase sustainability by valorising resources within the water cycle.
WaysTUP! Project Toolkit: intervention for change in the collection of urban biowaste
This report by the WaysTUP project focuses on defining, designing and implementing a behavioural change approach for the collection of urban biowaste and usage of bio-based derived products with citizens and communities.
Behaviour change, Citizen awareness, Consumer acceptance, Pilot projects, Stakeholder engagement
HOOP project_Webinar Safety and acceptance of biobased products
Creating new products from (bio)waste naturally raises some questions related to safety. And are consumers ready to embrace products made from waste? These are the topics of this webinar co-organised by the projects WaysTUP!, SCALIBUR, HOOP and ValueWaste.
HOOP project_Guidance for the organisation of National Replication Workshops
This report is one of the outputs of the HOOP project and it aims at guiding the Lighthouses cities in the organisation of National Replication Workshops. The guide can be adapted and replicated in every context and sector.
Biowaste Clubs are dialogue platforms that bring together stakeholders involved in the biowaste valuechain. They exchange and together develop a shared vision for how their city can become more circular.
Updating an entire (bio)waste value chain requires the buy-in and long-term commitment of all stakeholders involved. This webinar focuses on strategies for engaging these stakeholders, changing mindsets and behaviour, and establishing local leadership.
VALUEWASTE project_Report on the preparation of Educational Campaign in Murcia (Spain)
This report details the content of the communication campaign and the activities carried out in the city of Murcia by the Valuewaste project. The focused on citizens, restaurants and food markets to make sure that they perform a proper separation of biowaste.
SCALIBUR_National Action Manual for local uptake (Spain)
The purpose of this manual is to guide the user through the process of engaging stakeholders in their cities’ biowaste value chain. It is based on the experience gained by CSCP in Madrid (Spain) in the framework of the SCALIBUR project.
SCALIBUR_National Action Manual for local uptake (Italy)
The purpose of this manual is to guide the user through the process of engaging stakeholders in their cities’ biowaste value chain. It is based on the experience gained by CSCP in Albano Laziale (Italy) in the framework of the SCALIBUR project .
SCALIBUR_National Action Manual for local uptake (Greece)
The purpose of this manual is to guide the user through the process of engaging stakeholders in their cities’ biowaste value chain. It is based on the experience gained by CSCP in Kozani (Greece) in the framework of the SCALIBUR project.
VALUEWASTE project_First insights on social acceptance
The VALUEWASTE project proposes an integrated approach in urban biowaste upcycling for the production of high-value bio-based products. A way objective of VALUEWASTE is to improve the perception of citizens on urban biowaste as a local source of valuable materials.
VALUEWASTE project_Evaluation of the citizen awareness campaign
The VALUEWASTE project proposes an integrated approach in urban biowaste upcycling to produce high-value bio-based products. This report presents the work done within the task 10.3 Citizens awareness campaign.
UrbanWINS project_A Guide on Urban Metabolism and Participatory Processes
This toolkit provides decision makers with relevant information to improve waste prevention and management policies and programs in their cities, based on research and practical work conducted through the UrbanWINS project.
FORCE project_A Handbook for Citizen Involvement on Circular Economy
The FORCE project aimed to minimise the leakage of materials from the linear economy and work towards a circular economy. This report identifies five criteria for reaching the objectives of citizen involvement: strategic planning; inclusivity; transparency; continuity and resources dedicated.
The BLOOM project aims to raise awareness of bioeconomy innovation among EU citizens. This guidebook gives an overview of the participatory outreach and engagement methodologies that the Bloom bioeconomy hubs followed.