Become an expert in circular economy, join our training course

Deadline for registrations extended!

Venice International University and ACR+ are organising the Summer training course on circular economy: policies and practices.

This training course will provide civil servants (public administrations) and professionals (utilities and firms) with an overview on the EU Circular Economy policies and practices as well as with a practical guide for their implementation at national, regional and local level.

High-level international experts/practitioners will present case studies/best practices related to, among the others: resource management, SME’s support, behavioural change, legal and economic instruments.

The course includes different sessions, such as

  • lectures by international experts;
  • workshops and open discussion, where experiences from experts and participants are shared, analysed, and discussed in order to design and implement circular economy strategies;
  • site visits, where practical experiences on the implementation of successful circular economy activities are offered.

Participants will be guided through the development of concrete projects that can be implemented individually as well as jointly submitted for funding within EU, regional and national programmes.


Day 1

. Circular economy policies and strategies (lectures)
. Making the most of a territory’s assets and anticipating local challenges (workshop)

Day 2

. Strategic focus: plastics value chain (lectures)
. Engaging stakeholders (workshop)
. Contarina, front-runner on resource management (visit)

Day 3

. Activating the demand side: collaborative economy and public procurement (lectures)
. Developing concrete projects (workshop)




Director Communication and Public Affairs
Der Grune Punkt – Duales System Holding GmbH


Louise HAIN




Senior Project Manager

Applications and deadlines


Online registration form.

Applications are open until 28 April 2017.

Successful candidates will receive information about modes of payment once admitted to the program.

Tuition fees

Full price: 1350€ + VAT
ACR+ members: 1000€ + VAT
Registrations sent before 3 March 2017 benefit from an 8% discount.

Venue and accomodation

Venice International University (VIU)
Isola di San Servolo
30133 Venice

If you wish to stay on the San Servolo Campus, VIU has booked a slot of rooms (with private bathroom) for this event on the campus from 2 to 5 July. Please note that the accomodation on the campus is managed by San Servolo Servizi Metropolitani.
To book a room, write to reception@servizimetropolitani.ve.it indicating “Training on Circular Economy” as reference event and using the accommodation form.

Please note that this pre-booking is guaranteed only until 2 April, after this date the availability of rooms on the campus is not ensured. Further accomodation options: www.univiu.org/viu-quick/hotel-reservations


ACR+The Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management (ACR+) is an international network of members who share the common aim of promoting the sustainable consumption of resources and management of waste through prevention at source, reuse and recycling.

VIUVenice International University (VIU) is an international higher education and research center composed of 17 international Universities and institutions. The mission of VIU is to offer advanced training and research in an international context, by promoting the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

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