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non-profit organisationCircular Economy Research Center (CERC)

Circular Economy Research Center (CERC)





Education and research

Sustainability Mission

The Circular Economy Research Center (CERC), leveraging on its research capacity, acknowledged the substantial gap between the skills required for the transition to the circular economy and the currently available skills. It commits to exchanging knowledge to enhance the collective efforts to hedge this gap. This commitment will also serve to respond to the initiative of the European commission “Pact of skills”, launched 10 November 2021 under the European Skills Agenda aiming at upskilling and reskilling the workforce in Europe. CERC aims to advocate at the national and international level to promote research-driven skills and education on multiple levels and domains of circular economy to raise awareness on the necessity of educating the existing workforce and facilitating the efforts required for the green and digital transition.

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Pathway pledges


“CERC is taking decisive steps for the climate by supporting the shift to a circular economy and implementing the European Green Deal through education, training, and research to shape a climate-friendly society. CERC aims to inform, inspire, and support climate action, environmental protection, and the upcoming transformation. CERC also aims to lead by example and become a bridge between civil society, interested stakeholders, and the European Commission by offering research-based knowledge to enhance the collective efforts to upskill and reskill the European workforce. To this end, CERC pledges to leverage its communication channels and EU-funded projects to share knowledge and raise awareness about the circular economy to combat climate change.”

Status date: Submitted (18/01/2022)

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