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R2Pi (Horizon 2020)
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R2Pi: Policy and Innovation is a three-year project within the environment theme of Horizon 2020 (H2020). The R2Pi project began in November 2016 and is due to end in October 2019 with a total funding of 3 million Euro. 

R2Pi examines ways to shift from the broad concept of a Circular Economy (CE) to one of Circular Economy Business Models (CEBM) while searching for both market failures and policy failure that hinder the broad implementation, use and acceptance of CEBMs. The uniqueness of the R2Pi project is in having a strong business orientation that goes beyond environmental goals and in examining the role of (innovative) business tools and policy packages on the diffusion of CEBMs. 

The aim of the R2Pi project is to highlight sustainable business models for circular economy and to propose Policy Packages that will support such business models. This will be achieved by analyzing a substantial amount of case studies covering different sectors and countries followed by a quantitative analysis. The accumulated knowledge will enable the project partners to identify best practices and develop the R2Pi toolbox and policy guidelines to support both business and policy makers.

Who is involved?

The international consortium of R2Pi consists of 15 partners from 9 Member states and associated countries (The UK, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Malta, Poland, Belgium and Israel). It represents three sets of partner organization, including experts from the business sector, public bodies as well as think tanks and research institutes. R2Pi is coordinated by the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) in Germany.

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This text has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of the R2Pi Consortium and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.

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