SURFACE is not alone: Urban Agenda for the EU mapping of ‘Urban Resource Centres’ in Europe

Surface is not alone

Early on in the project, SURFACE established a regular exchange with the Urban Agenda for the EU, a partnership that promotes cooperation between countries, cities, the European Commission and other stakeholders to tackle pivotal environmental and social challenges in European cities. We are delighted to share the results of our colleagues’ work, the recently published report based on 12 in-depth interviews and case studies of different local ‘Urban Resource Centres’ in Europe.

‘Urban Resource Centres’ and ‘Smart Re-use parks’? You guessed right, despite using different wording we have a lot in common, above all the objective to promote waste prevention, re-use and recycling in urban areas. What is more, you will find the re-use centre of CPU Ljubljana, a SURFACE project partner, among the case studies.

The report, carried out by the Urban Agenda’s group dedicated to the Circular Economy and coordinated by the city of Oslo, shows both examples from public, public-private and private centres and provides an insight into the different approaches to a circular economy on a local level. View the report and infographic here.


2019: 10 years of Repair Café! | All year round

Seminars on 'Buying for Social Impact': European Tour | All year round | Frankfurt – Copenhagen – Athens – Zagreb – Budapest – Dublin – Riga – Bratislava

PLATE 2019 International Conference on Product Lifetimes and the Environment | Berlin, Germany | 18 – 20 September 2019

The Fixfest 2019 | Berlin, Germany | 20 – 22 September 2019

3rd International Conference on the Role of Social & Solidarity Enterprises in the Circular Economy| Berriozar (Pamplona), Spain | 6 – 8 November 2019

European Week for Waste Reduction | 16 – 24 November 2019

SURFACE project partner meeting | Budapest, Hungary | 1 – 3 October 2019

European Week of Regions and Cities | Brussels, Belgium | 7 – 10 October 2019