RREUSE responds to the new European Digital Education Action Plan

RREUSE responds to the new European Digital Education Action Plan

Learning from the COVID-19 crisis: teaching, learning and technology in a changing world was the theme of the public consultation which gathered the views and experiences of all citizens, following the unprecedented coronavirus crisis, the related switch to distance and online learning, and their vision for the future of digital education in Europe. ‘As an initial contemplation, while areas such as ‘social’ and ‘ecological’ are seen as converging areas, ‘digital’ is in many ways […]

Activity Report and Impact Infographic 2019

Activity Report and Impact Infographic 2019

RREUSE’s mission is to ensure that policies, innovative partnerships and exchange of best practices promote and develop the role of social enterprise in the circular economy. Read more about our network and the policy work, campaigns, events and projects we undertook in 2019. Download the report here (PDF) Download the impact infographic here (PDF) Design © AdGrafics Design Studio

RREUSE input to the public consultation on the development of the renewed sustainable finance strategy

RREUSE input to the public consultation on the development of the renewed sustainable finance strategy

RREUSE represents social enterprises working in environmental services with over 30 European members and one from the USA. RREUSE welcomes the opportunity to give feedback on the renewed sustainable finance strategy, initiated in April 2020 and extended till July 2020. RREUSE’s main points address: Social and circular activities in finance strategies Historic reference to the Social and Circular economy Creation of green and inclusive jobs through future investments Public Procurement […]

Ensuring the EU Renovation Wave is Social and Circular

Ensuring the EU Renovation Wave is Social and Circular

RREUSE is pleased to provide comments to the ongoing consultation on the EU Renovation Wave Initiative. There exists significant opportunities for environmental improvement and job creation linked to this initiative which must be tied directly to EU social and circular priorities in order to maximise EU impact. This briefing highlights a number of ways in which the Renovation Wave can reinforce the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan, Implementation of the […]

Product Life Extension as a cornerstone of future Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) on Raw Materials 2021-2027

Product Life Extension as a cornerstone of future Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) on Raw Materials 2021-2027

The EU’s New Industrial Strategy calls for a shift from linear production to a circular economy. From 1970 to 2017, the annual global extraction of materials grew from 27 billion tons to 92 billion tonnes, while the annual average material demand grew from 7 – 12 tons per capita. In order to support the SIP’s aims of ‘securing raw material supply’, it is essential to focus on strategies that reduce […]

RREUSE comments on Horizon 2020 alignment to Green Deal Objectives

RREUSE comments on Horizon 2020 alignment to Green Deal Objectives

RREUSE is pleased to provide comments to the current consultation on how this year’s Horizon 2020 call can reinforce Green Deal objectives. Given the breadth of the consultation, and the horizontal nature of these comments, we are providing this response as an addendum to the consultation itself. RREUSE’s main points are: Specific reference to social enterprises should be included Re-use and repair should be top priority in supporting circularity Extra […]

Coronavirus strengthens case for new EU textile laws – 65 civil society groups publish joint vision

RREUSE is one of the 60+ NGOs calling on the EU to take action to ensure the textiles industry promotes environmental protection as well as inclusive, safe and fair working conditions. As the European Commission is poised to start developing a new ‘comprehensive strategy for textiles’ in the coming months, today a group of 65 diverse civil society organisations has set out its vision for the global Textile, Garments, Leather […]

Joint Statement: Call for specific support measures for inclusive and integrated forms of employment during the Coronavirus crisis

Joint Statement: Call for specific support measures for inclusive and integrated forms of employment during the Coronavirus crisis

A united call made by ENSIE, RREUSE, Social Firms Europe – CEFEC and CEC. For the attention of the Presidents and representatives of the EU institutions, the Members of the European Parliament and the attention of Government Representatives The Coronavirus Pandemic is affecting all of us right now, those closely impacted by the Coronavirus as well as those in confinement at home and businesses uncertain of their future and staff […]

RREUSE responds to a Roadmap, the Farm to Fork Initiative, a  strategy for sustainable food

RREUSE responds to a Roadmap, the Farm to Fork Initiative, a strategy for sustainable food

RREUSE responded to a roadmap on the Farm to Fork strategy mapped out by the European Commission. The sustainable food strategy marked as crucial in achieving the goals of the European Green Deal and achieving a circular economy. With the review of the WFD comes opportunities to share best practices locally and internationally. For inspiration on what can be achieved, RREUSE highlights a few examples to encourage further collaboration amongst […]

RREUSE responds to an evaluation of ESF to support education and training

RREUSE responds to an evaluation of ESF to support education and training

RREUSE responded to a recent call for the evaluation of the ESF in supporting education and training (from the period 2014-2018). A call was put out for members to respond before the closing date of 24.02.20. RREUSE welcomes the opportunity to evaluate support to education and training by the European Social Fund (ESF) from the period of 2014 to 2018. In order to further capitalise future ESF+ investments in education, […]