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PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
3 Climate-neutral societies
objective
3.1 Circular economy
Project type
Core Project
Implementation
January 2023 - March 2025

Circular spaces

The project Circular spaces brings together operators and users of maker spaces in eco-design and material reuse to jointly contribute to sustainable product development.
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We are thrilled to unveil the latest updates from our project 'Circular Spaces'! As we embark on this journey towards a more sustainable future, we're excited to share the progress we've made in the past 6 months.

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Project summary

The project "Circular spaces" will enhance at least 15% (5 from an average of 40) of maker spaces to circular business principles in the Baltic Sea region during the 27 months. The specific objective is to form a consortium of the BSR makerspaces to cooperate in the field of eco-design and material reuse, as well as to further develop a Digital circular collaboration tool that boosts maker and supplier cooperation in the field of the circular economy. At least 300 makers/start-ups will be trained and involved in the production of more circular products and at least 5 circular business ideas will be piloted. Makerspaces are not as environmentally-oriented as often proclaimed in literature and media, therefore attitude - behaviour gap should be decreased. However, certain maker groups do have a high potential of being activated as sustainability advocates by using circular economy principles. They can take on the role of early adopters of techniques for environmentally friendly product development and for doing that easy access to information, practices, methods, and sustainable materials are necessary. Supporting makers with an intrinsic or extrinsic motivation to take on the role of sustainability frontiersperson in the community by providing knowledge and guiding methods and tools is essential to decreasing the attitude-behaviour gap. Makers' communities are bodies of collaborative learning and collective knowledge where different types of barriers can be overtaken.

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Budgets

Circular spaces
in numbers.
  • 1.72
    Million
    Total
  • 1.22
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.10
    Million
    Norway
24 Benefitting organisations 3 Solution(s) in preparation 3 Solution(s) plannedfor use / upscale 3 Pilotactivities 14 Organisationsin the project

Circular spaces
in numbers.

  • 57.538914825.4261688
  • 57.390391821.5635991
  • 57.538914825.4261688
  • 54.906016823.931375457492837
  • 54.751583925.264914472276228
  • 58.89678555.7034996
  • 55.67074612.57789
  • 52.319352213.6308865

Project partners

Lead partnerValmiera County council
  • Town
    Valmiera
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Vidzeme
Total partner budget
227,328.00
Foundation „Ventspils High Technology Park”
  • Town
    Ventspils
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Kurzeme
Total partner budget
298,190.40
Valmiera Development Agency
  • Town
    Valmiera
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Vidzeme
Total partner budget
178,925.60
Kaunas Science and Technology Park
  • Town
    Kaunas
  • Region
  • Country
    Lithuania
  • Region
    Kauno apskritis
Total partner budget
187,414.40
Lithuanian Innovation Centre
  • Town
    Vilnius
  • Region
  • Country
    Lithuania
  • Region
    Vilniaus apskritis
Total partner budget
203,091.20
Creator Makerspace
  • Town
    Stavanger
  • Region
  • Country
    Norway
  • Region
    Agder
Total partner budget
193,657.00
Maker
  • Town
    Copenhagen
  • Region
  • Country
    Denmark
  • Region
    Københavns omegn
Total partner budget
247,367.10
Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau
  • Town
    Wildau
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Dahme-Spreewald
Total partner budget
182,457.60

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Events

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    23
    May
    Training session 'Design thinking of circular products' (in Latvian)
    Project: Circular spaces
    Physical Meeting
    23. May 2024
    14:00 - 16:00 (EEST)
    22
    April
    Training session and workshop 'Circular economy and sustainability' (in Latvian)
    Project: Circular spaces
    Physical Meeting
    22. April 2024
    14:00 - 17:00 (EEST)
    17
    April
    WCEF2024 Studio: Circular makerspaces to build circular businesses
    Project: Circular spaces
    Virtual Meeting
    17. April 2024
    13:00 - 16:00 (CET)
    04
    April
    EXTRA FREE session on recycling, reusing and improving materials (in Latvian)
    Project: Circular spaces
    Physical Meeting
    04. April 2024
    14:00 - 17:00 (EET)
    28
    March
    Training session and workshop 'Reusability, Repairability, Recyclability' (in Latvian)
    Project: Circular spaces
    Physical Meeting
    28. March 2024
    14:00 - 17:00 (EET)
    21
    March
    Training session 'Design thinking for circular products' (in Norwegian)
    Project: Circular spaces
    Physical Meeting
    21. March 2024
    17:30 - 21:30 (CET)
    29
    February
    Training session 'Product life cycle and ecological footprint' (in Latvian)
    Project: Circular spaces
    Physical Meeting
    29. February 2024
    14:00 - 16:30 (EET)
    21
    February
    Experience sharing workshop in Luckenwalde
    Project: Circular spaces
    Physical Meeting
    21. February 2024
    15:00 - 17:00 (CET)
    11
    December
    Webinar 'Circular spaces for forming a consortium of the BSR makerspaces'
    Project: Circular spaces
    Virtual Meeting
    11. December 2023
    13:00 - 15:00 (EET)

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