CTA joins the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI) as a fellow
- Launched by the EC and based in Brussels, the CCRI promotes the transition to the circular economy in Europe's regions.
- CTA has been one of the 25 European entities and the only Andalusian selected to be part of this initiative from more than 100 applications.
CTA (Technological Corporation of Andalusia) has become a member of the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative - CCRI to contribute to the transition to a circular economy in Andalusia.
Launched by the European Commission as part of the Circular Economy Action Plan and based in Brussels, the CCRI supports stakeholders from all cities and regions in Europe to implement the transition to a circular economy.
CCRI is a unique network of more than 30 cities, regions and territorial groups from 18 European countries implementing the transition at local and regional level. CTA has been one of the 25 European entities selected as a "fellow" to be part of this initiative, out of more than 100 applications submitted. Specifically, CTA is one of the three Spanish entities selected (two as a "fellow" and the third one as a "pilot group"), as well as the only Andalusian one.
As a member, CTA will participate in CCRI's knowledge exchange processes and activities, such as dedicated webinars, working groups and peer-to-peer learning.
In addition, CTA is a member, together with the Andalusian Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development, IFAPA (Andalusian Institute for Research and Training in Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Organic Production) and 10 other partners from 5 European countries, of the ROBIN project, which has been selected as a CCRI project. ROBIN will promote innovative governance models in the Circular Bioeconomy to help regional administrations accelerate the green transition and will provide tailor-made support for greater stakeholder involvement in collaboration with the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI-CSO).
First CCRI coordination and support workshop
The CTA consultant José María González participated on 19 October in Brussels in the first CCRI coordination and support workshop to kick-off the initiative. This workshop brought together the main stakeholders of the CCRI to promote collaborative activities and announce upcoming activities.
The CCRI will help achieve the 2050 climate neutrality target set out in the European Green Deal, as well as contributing to the policy objectives of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy.