18 October 2023

Apply for services to support developing circular economy projects

In a world increasingly aware of the importance of sustainability and circular economies, the CircularInvest project, supported by ICLEI Europe, has another opportunity for cities and regions interested in becoming more circular. With its tailored services and a mission to make circular projects investment-ready, CircularInvest is set to bridge the gap between circular economy project developers and investors across Europe and has opened a second call for applications for project developers looking to benefit from these unique set of services. These services, meant to empower circular economy project promoters, include tailored mentoring sessions, peer-to-peer workshops, pitch sessions, knowledge transfer, networking, and promotion.

Circular economy projects have the potential to revolutionise the way we think about resource management and sustainability. Yet, the path from concept to realisation can be challenging, particularly when seeking financial support. CircularInvest is on a mission to change this with the help of four organisations – INOVA+, META Group, Circle Economy, and ICLEI Europe.

The core objective of CircularInvest is to help circular economy projects reach maturity and become investment-ready, thereby increasing their chances of securing the necessary financial resources for implementation. The project is one of the first Project Development Assistance (PDA) projects operating under the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI) of the European Union.

Project developers are encouraged to apply by 15 December 2023. To find more details and access the application portal, visit