Main partners:

  • VLAIO (Public Agency for innovation and Enterprises)
  • EWI (Department of Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flemish government)
  • Omgeving (Department of Environment, Climate and energy)
  • VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research)
  • Agoria (sectoral federation for the technology industry)
  • Bond Beter Leefmilieu (Federation of Flemish environmental associations)
  • essenscia (Belgian Federation for Chemistry and Life Sciences industries)
  • Fevia Vlaanderen (Federation of food industries)
  • Go4Circle (Federation of waste management companies)
  • KU Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven)
  • Transitie Network
  • University of Antwerp
  • University of Ghent
  • Vlaamse Confederatie Bouw (Flemish Construction Federation)
  • Vlakwa (Flanders Knowledge Centre Water)

Localisation: Flanders (BE)

Population: 6,589,069 inhabitants (2019)


Circular Flanders

Action leader(s)

1) Government of Flanders; 2) Flemish Public Waste Agency (OVAM)


Circular Flanders is the result of the merger of Plan C, the Flanders’ Materials Programme and SuMMa. The Government of Flanders has set the circular economy as one of the seven transition priorities in its transversal policy paper, “Vision 2050, a long-term strategy for Flanders” and appointed Circular Flanders to continue the circular economy as a transition priority. Circular Flanders is embedded in OVAM, the motor for the transition to a circular economy.