The project Ci-You "Circular Economy Youth Leaders", funded by the Erasmus Plus program involves seven EU and non-EU countries; the association Jump - Gioventù in riSalto in fact represents Italy in a strategic partnership that includes other organizations from Luxembourg, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia. The ambitious 24-month project aims to promote a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship among young people and stimulate them to develop the skills needed in the circular economy through training and skills development courses.


Out of the Box International, together with partners from Cyprus (CSI), Greece (IED & AKMI), Hungary (IMRO), Serbia (EDUFONS), Italy (JUMP) and Slovenia (MIITR) have launched the “CI-You: Circular economy youth leaders” project. The CI-You Project aims to foster a sense of initiative and circular entrepreneurship among young people and to stimulate them to develop skills needed in circular economy through trainings and skills development.


KUORI by designer Sarah Harbarth is a versatile biodegradable material that can be used to make spectacle frames, shoe soles, watch bands and even 3D printing. Swiss designer Sarah Harbarth, who has always been concerned about environmental issues, saw potential in banana peels and turned them into KUORI, a sustainable material under the banner of the circular economy, which aims to combat waste by using food scraps to offer a new alternative capable of combating over-exploitation of the environment and its resources.


Generally speaking, a circular economy is an economic system of closed loops in which raw materials, components and products lose their value as little as possible, renewable energy sources are used and systems thinking is at the core.


Circular economy seeks to extend the life cycle of products by sharing, leasing, reusing, or repairing materials and products. Measures towards a circular economy in Belgium are justified since Belgium is a major importer of goods into Europe and the hub of a market of 60 to 80 million people; therefore, it must take the lead at the European level (Ministre e fédérale de l’Énergie de l’Environnement et du Développement durable).


Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, the European Green Deal will transform the EU into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy...


For Greece, transitioning to a low-carbon, resource-efficient circular economy is critical not only for environmental protection but also for boosting green growth, creating new jobs, combating unemployment, and supporting innovation in production, consumption, material value chains, sharing use methods, and waste reduction, reuse, and recycling, in order to extend the life cycle of products.


JUMP was born in 2012 as a cultural association totally new in the context of Calabria focusing on the valorization and the development of the region which deserves youth energies, commitment and innovative competencies.


The circular economy is one of the strategic development priorities in Slovenia. Recently, several consultations and trainings have been organised by politicians...

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