Summer Training Course on Circular Economy

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July 3-5, 2017 

VIU Campus, San Servolo Island, Venice, Italy


Venice International University and ACR+ are pleased to offer the Summer Training Course on Circular Economy: Policies and Practices.


This training course is meant to provide civil servants (public administrations) and professionals (utilities and firms) with an overview on the EU Circular Economy policies and practices as well as with a practical guide for their implementation at national, regional and local level.
High-level international experts/practitioners will present case studies/best practices related to, among the others: resource management, SME’s support, behavioural change, legal and economic instruments.


The course will include different sessions, such as
_lectures by international experts;
_workshops and open discussion, where experiences from experts and participants are shared, analysed, and discussed in order to design and implement circular economy strategies;
_site visits, where practical experiences on the implementation of successful circular economy activities are offered.


The final objective is to guide the participants in the development of concrete projects that can be implemented individually as well as jointly submitted for funding within EU, regional and national programmes.





The Organizers
The Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management (ACR+) is an international network of members who share the common aim of promoting the sustainable consumption of resources and management of waste through prevention at source, reuse and recycling. It currently has about 90 members, mainly local and regional authorities as well as national networks of local authorities representing around 1100 municipalities, in Europe and in the neighborhood countries.
Through its activities, ACR+ strives to develop the expertise and skills of public authorities in effective waste-product-resource policies, as well as encourage practical action. The association provides support to regional and local authorities in their new challenges and promotes cooperation and partnership to develop eco-efficient solutions.


Venice International University (VIU) is an international higher education and research center founded in 1995 and composed of 17 international Universities and institutions, ranging from the Far East (China and Japan) to the Far West (Usa and Québec) passing through the Mediterranean and Europe (Israel, Russia, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy).
The mission of VIU is to offer advanced training and research in an international context, by promoting the exchange of ideas and knowledge.


VIU developed together with ACR+ the agenda and hosts the training.


The Venue

The Training will be held at the premises of the Venice International University (VIU) on the island of San Servolo in the Venice Lagoon and 10 minutes boat ride from Piazza San Marco. 



If you wish staying on the San Servolo Campus, VIU has booked a slot of rooms (with private bathroom) for this event on Campus from July 2 to 5.

Please note that the accommodation on campus is managed by San Servolo Servizi Metropolitani (


To book a room on campus, write to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it, indicating Training on Circular Economy as reference event and using this accommodation form

Please note that this pre-booking is guaranteed only until April 2, after this date it is not ensured availability on campus.


Further accommodation options: 




Deadlines and applications


The online application form is available at this link.



Tuition fee:

Euro 1000 + VAT (ACR+ affiliated)

Euro 1350 + VAT 

An 8% discount will be applied to registration before March 3, 2017






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