After assessing the state of the art of circular economy at regional level,

by using the Local Analysis tool,

North East Romania and Lodzkie (Poland) found a common RIS3 sector, showing potential for collaboration in promoting circular economy transition: the textile and fashion sector. 

A first explorative meeting took place on 02/02/2022: both regions presented the characteristics of the textile value chain, having companies active throughout the entire cycle: common challenges and shared objectives have been identified during this initial discussion. 

Next, the working group will decide on a focus area to start exploring and building an interregional exchange, allowing also the engagement of relevant local stakeholders active in that particular area. 

#staytuned for more info!