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04 · 12 · 2023

Creative Circular Cities

Promoting circular transition at local level by involving the culture & creative sectors and industries

Objective of the project

CCC will supply municipalities, business support organisations & NGOs in the BSR with guidelines & tools to involve CCSI into the circular transition, and in this way to induce a “system change” at the local level that includes both the production & the consumption side of CE.

Demo cities testing approaches for circular transition

CCC initiates a transnational co-creation process, in which 6 demo cities – Aarhus (DK), Kiel (DE), Gdynia (PL), Riga (LV), Tallinn (EE), and Turku (FI) – will jointly develop & test CCSI-driven approaches for an integrated circular transition. In each of them, local authorities, business support organisations and NGOs team up to

  • launch enabling environments for CCSI-driven circular transition,
  • help businesses to create CCSI-supported circular business models,
  • promote “circular lifestyles” with CCSI assistance
Result of the project

The results will be processed into a “CCC Starter Kit”. It will give interested actors in other BSR cities concrete guidance to involve CCSI into circular transition and is pro-actively disseminated to them. A “CCC Policy Roadmap” facilitates dialogue with policy makers on potentials of the approach & support needs.

Timeline and financing

The project started in November 2023 and will continue until November 2026. It is 80% funded by the EU’s Interreg Baltic Sea Region program with a total budget of approximately four million euros.

Project partners

The project is implemented by a consortium of 14 partners and 23 associated partners.

Project partners:

  • Danish Cultural Institute – lead partner
  • Lifestyle & Design Cluster (Denmark)
  • City of Aarhus – Climate Secretariat Aarhus Kommune
  • Riga Municipal Agency “Riga Energy Agency”
  • Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture Secretariat
  • Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia | Design Centre
  • Association “Pomorskie in the European Union”
  • City of Turku
  • Valonia / Regional Council of Southwest Finland Valonia
  • Humak University Of Applied Sciences
  • Tallinn Business Incubators – Tallinn Creative Incubator
  • Anschar GmbH
  • Zero Waste Kiel
  • Heinrich Böll Foundation Schleswig-Holstein
Project website


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