The last days of March brought CircularPSP consortium all the way to Bonn, Germany. For two days the team behind the project – aiming to help European cities transition to a circular economy as soon as possible – gathered to finally meet in person, after some months of only seeing each other through the cameras, and to align ideas and expectations for the following months.
Under empirica’s organisation, the event ran smoothly and allowed space for networking and reaching some results. empirica, RISE and EEIP facilitated the sessions in their role of supporters where in collectively brainstorming the procurers and partners (Istanbul, Berlin, Helsinki, Sandyford, Guimarães, City Network Sweden, City Network Slovenia, and London) defined challenges and needs and created personas.
As the Open Market Consultations linked to the project are coming soon, the consortium took this opportunity to discuss working with focus groups and promoting the sessions.
Moreover, the Communications Strategy was presented by EEIP, and overall, the needs for the following developments of the project were discussed and addressed, as well as formal administrative issues.