The Allariz City Council, one of the local authorities participating in the international ReTraCE program, a network of universities, companies and non-profit organizations established to train researchers and professionals in the field of Economics Circular.
The network brings together a team of experts and academic leaders worldwide to make progress in understanding transition to a Circular Economy (EC) successfully in the European context both within existing organizations and industries and through innovative business models and sustainable The proposed approach is multidisciplinary and aims to significantly improve the current understanding of the application of the circular economy, from an economic, environmental and social point of view. In addition, the research program aims to provide information on the development and implementation of public policies.
The consortium of 10 beneficiaries (7 academic groups and 3 non-academics from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Italy, Greece and Germany) will design and offer multidisciplinary training for 15 researchers, offering an international exchange program through the broad network of associated organizations, among them the City Council of Allariz, involved in the proposal.
Mario Pansera, neighbor of Allariz and project coordinator, explained this morning all the details of the ReTraCE program that “is designed specifically to train new leaders and academics capable of leading the transition from a more sustainable mode of production and consumption in Europe.”
The network also aims to directly facilitate the implementation of the European Commission’s Circular Economy, which is closely linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (ODS). It is anticipated that trained researchers may not be used by research institutions, but also by public sector organizations and within the broad range of companies that will require new professional profiles to make the transition to the EC.
The Mayor, Cristina Cid, thanked for this proposal “which aims to lay the foundations at the educational level of all the professionals in charge of studying in a major project for Allariz, to get started a circular economy network that will make the world be more sustainable and in which Allariz has long been working with the implementation of projects such as community composting, among others. ”
The governor acknowledged that “this is a possibility to participate in another ambitious project that allows us to be satisfied” and stresses that “from the countryside, one can also work for the world and make decisions that can change the planet.”
Allariz will host, in the coming year, several doctoral students who will participate in training sessions to know the sustainable projects that are carried out in the town.