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About the Project

CirculaR Economy strategy FRAMEwork for sustainable SMEs

The beginning of
Circular Economy

Climate change and environmental destruction are a threat to Europe and the world. Circular Economy (CE) has been identified as one of the key priorities that requires attention and actions for all organisations, regardless their size.

The REFRAME project will create a CE Transition Framework specifically for small and medium businesses in construction, manufacturing and crafts industry, to help them become friendlier to the environment. It will provide the EU construction & manufacturing SMEs and micro-enterprises’ employees and future employees with practical knowledge on
implementing CE transition in their business.

Target groups

Construction, crafts and manufacturing SMEs’ owners/managers/personnel with up to 100 employees & micro-enterprises
(Future) employees of manufacturing SMEs (Unskilled, Adept, Skilled)
VET centres/trainers/consultants
Manufacturing SMEs associations, university/college students, municipalities and cities
Experts that support companies with CE processes (internally or externally)
Circular Economy: Intellectual Outputs


Circular Economy Self-Rate Tool
An online, interactive, user-friendly self-rating tool aimed at representatives and experts working in manufacturing, craft and construction SMEs and micro-enterprises to recognise their company’s strengths, their weaknesses and the areas they may need greater focus on.
Circular Economy Experts Course
Online training sessions on Circular Economy specialised in construction and manufacturing SMEs and micro-enterprises, adaptable to the needs of each business sector. New skills and competences individuals that will support the CE transition.
Circular Economy Implementation Framework
A step-by-step framework for SMEs and micro-enterprises that will show them how to scale up by understanding, utilising and investing in a Circular Economy, how to manage resources more efficiently and be friendlier to the environment.