RREUSE joins Commission expert group on social economy and social enterprises

RREUSE joins Commission expert group on social economy and social enterprises

RREUSE  is pleased to announce that it has been selected to join an expert group on social economy and social enterprises lead by DG GROW and DG EMPL which will run for a six year period. The group is a successor of the Commission’s Expert Group on Social Entrepreneurship (GECES) set up as part of the actions of the Social Business Initiative launched by the Commission in 2011. This is […]

Register now: 2nd International RREUSE conference | 22 – 23 November 2018

Register now: 2nd International RREUSE conference | 22 – 23 November 2018

  2nd International RREUSE conference: Making the circular economy attractive, convenient and inclusive   22 – 23 November 2018 Nijmegen, Netherlands     Registration is open until 15 November 2018   Encouraging citizens, companies and governments to think second-hand first is not easy. We all want to move towards a circular economy but is it possible without changing our behaviour? Can awareness about the social and environmental value of re-use […]

RREUSE at the international forum on public procurement ECOPROCURA 2018

RREUSE at the international forum on public procurement ECOPROCURA 2018

3 – 5 October 2018 Nijmegen, Netherlands   RREUSE will be facilitating a workshop on supporting social enterprises through public procurement at the international conference gathering experts on on sustainable, circular and innovative procurement ECOPROCURA 2018. On 4th October we will talk about the use of social clauses in public tenders during the session on ‘supporting local economies and communities through social procurement’. After presenting RREUSE’s members’ experience with social […]

More jobs, less waste: RREUSE reaction to Juncker’s  State of the Union 2018

More jobs, less waste: RREUSE reaction to Juncker’s State of the Union 2018

Today, on 12 September 2018, Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission delivered his speech on the State of the Union.  RREUSE welcomes the Commission’s efforts to contribute to job creation and deliver not only promises but also results. However, more importance should be placed on offering employment opportunities for the disadvantaged, such as long-term unemployed, disabled, low-skilled or marginalised persons. Social enterprises offer training and jobs that significantly […]

ReWEEE Workshop: Developing partnerships for WEEE prevention and preparing for re-use

ReWEEE Workshop: Developing partnerships for WEEE prevention and preparing for re-use

ReWEEE Workshop: Developing partnerships for WEEE prevention and preparing for re-use 24 & 25 September 2018 Ljubljana, Slovenia   Download the agenda here   RREUSE is delighted to invite you to a workshop organised in the framework of the ReWEEE project, financed through the European Life + fund, to talk about the opportunities offered by the re-use of Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in Europe. The ReWeee Project aims […]

Call for proposals: Study on the Social Benefits of Social Enterprises active in re-use, repair and recycling

Call for proposals: Study on the Social Benefits of Social Enterprises active in re-use, repair and recycling

Call for proposals Research Proposal: Exploring the Wider Social Benefits of Social Enterprises active in re-use, repair and recycling   Description of the work RREUSE is pleased to be searching for a consultancy to carry out a study on “the wider social benefits of social enterprises active in re-use, repair and recycling”. The main purpose of the study is to assess the socio-economic benefits of the reintegration of disadvantaged groups […]

Spanish study shows zero taxation on second-hand goods not a ‘loss’ to state budget

Spanish study shows zero taxation on second-hand goods not a ‘loss’ to state budget

AERESS, the Spanish association of social and solidarity enterprises active in re-use, repair and recycling is calling on its government to introduce VAT exemptions for second-hand products. Used goods that have been recovered from the waste stream through ‘preparing for re-use’ and put back on the second-hand market by social enterprises should be a subject to zero percent VAT rate. A new study issued by AERESS shows that the monetary […]

RREUSE agrees new partnership with EU Commission’s DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

RREUSE agrees new partnership with EU Commission’s DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

  RREUSE is delighted to announce the signing of a four-year framework partnership with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. The deal will help RREUSE’s mission in the promotion of an enabling policy framework that supports the role of social enterprise in a circular economy. The partnership, funded under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI), will enable RREUSE to support the EU […]

New EU waste laws approved with strengthened role for re-use

New EU waste laws approved with strengthened role for re-use

On 22nd May EU Member States rubber stamped final revisions to key EU waste laws, including the Waste Framework Directive. The decision marks the end of lengthy negotiations between the EU Council and Parliament on legislative proposals published within the Commission’s Circular Economy Package in December 2015. The legislation will enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal and will be followed by a two-year period […]