ETC-EC - European Topic Centre on Circular Economy and Resource Use 2022-2026

The European Topic Centre on circular economy and resource use (ETC CE) shall support the work of the EEA in the period 2022-26, The EEA Single Programming Document will serve as the basis for the identification of priorities and work packages set out in the ETC annual action plans.

Three key features of EEA and ETC work in 2022 – 2026 will be:

  1. Supporting the preparation of the EEA State and Outlook of the Environment report 2025 which will already be in preparation in 2022 and 2023.
  2. Much greater focus on systemic challenges. The European Green Deal is the European approach to addressing sustainability challenges from a systemic perspective. As such, the demand for knowledge on sustainability, both for monitoring progress and designing solutions will grow.
  3. Providing support for monitoring requirements for the implementation of the 8th EAP and relevant European Green Deal components.


These areas will be embedded in specific action plans. In order to ensure the best allocation of available resources, the expected work is divided into 5 work packages:

 Work package 1 – Monitoring and assessing the uptake of circular economy in Europe

Work package 2 – Informing the implementation of waste policies

Work package 3 – Consumption and production systems, key-product value chains, emerging business models and social innovations

Work package 4 – Sustainable resource supply and use

Work package 5 – ETC management, networking and outreach

Notizie (in italiano)

Project details

Scientific responsability: Massimiliano Mazzanti

Funding source: European Environment Agency  

Start date: 01/01/2022  - end date: 31/12/2026


  • Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologish Onderzoek (VITO), Belgium - Coordinator
  • Banson Editorial and Communications Ltd (BEC), Ireland
  • Česká informační agentura životního prostředí / Czech Environmental Information Agency (CENIA), Czech Republic
  • Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) gGmbH, Germany
  • Istituto Di Ricerca Sulla Crescita Economica Sostenibile (IRCrES), Italy
  • Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA), Italy
  • IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL), Sweden
  • PlanMiljø, Denmark
  • Università Degli Studi Di Ferrara UNIFE (SEEDS), Italy
  • Umweltbundesamt (UBA) / Federal Environment Agency, Germany
  • Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus (VTT) oy, Finland
  • Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie (WI) gGmbH, Germany
  • World Resources Forum Association (WRFA), Switzerland