The "CCC - Creative Circular Cities - Promoting circular economy at the local level by involving the Culture & Creative Sector and Industry" project is intended to contribute to the European Union's goals for a circular economy (CE) by 2050, including the EU's Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP). The transition to circular economy model is part of the EU Green Deal. The project is also part of the implementation of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR), in particular its objectives in the areas of Innovation and Culture contributing to sustainable development.

The overarching goal of the project is to strengthen and promote the circular economy in the Baltic Sea Region using the potential of the cultural and creative industries (CCSI) sectors. The project is also intended to contribute to increasing the capacity of public authorities to cooperate with the CCSI sectors in this process. The project also aims to create “circular economy environments” in cities/local communities to test innovative approaches and methods for participation and co-creation of circular economy solutions.

To achieve the project’s objectives, pilot activities will be carried out, targeting both businesses and citizens in selected partner cities in six countries of the Baltic Sea Region (Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Germany, Denmark). In Poland, pilot activities will be conducted in Gdynia, and the tested solutions will be disseminated in the Pomorskie Region.

Duration : 01/11/2023 – 31/10/2026

Budget : 3 977 088,00 € (ERDF co-financing 3 181 670,40 €)

“Pomorskie in the European Union” Association budget: 203 250,00 € (ERDF co-financing 162 600,00 €)

Funding: INTERREG Baltic Sea Region 2021-2027, Priority 3. Climate-neutral societies

Project partnership:

  • Danish Cultural Institute, Denmark – lead partner
  • Lifestyle & Design Cluster, Denmark
  • City of Aarhus – Climate Secretariat, Denmark
  • Riga Municipal Agency “Riga Energy Agency”, Latvia
  • Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture Secretariat, Latvia
  • Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia | Design Centre, Poland
  • „Pomorskie in the European Union” Association, Poland
  • City of Turku, Finland
  • Valonia / Regional Council of Southwest Finland Valonia, Finland
  • Humak University Of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Tallinn Business Incubators – Tallinn Creative Incubator, Estonia
  • Anschar GmbH, Germany
  • Zero Waste Kiel e.V., Germany
  • Heinrich Böll Foundation Schleswig-Holstein e.V., Germany

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