Roles of local and regional authorities towards the prosperity of local SMEs

Accelerating the transformation to a circular economy requires both a global and a local approach simultaneously: global multi-stakeholder collaboration for large-scale systems change (in finance, technology, and supply chains), combined with specific localised systems change (in cities, regions, countries). Governments must create across-the-board connections between stakeholders at all levels, whether they are private companies, public authorities, scientists, academia or consumers.

This document completes the “CEN general guidelines on circular economy strategies by local and regional authorities” with examples of good practices to set actions specifically for local SMEs. Members of ACR+ have contributed to this study by providing information on circular economy actions that they have implemented on their territories.

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Circular Economy and public procurement

Public procurement refers to the process by which public authorities, such as government departments or local authorities, purchase work, goods or services from companies.

ACR+ proposes guidelines addressing various aspects related to public procurement: circular procurement, public procurement of innovation, performance based specifications.