Research & innovation


ARA initiated and co-founded the Circular Economy Coalition for Europe (CEC4Europe), a pan-European platform that develops evidence-based strategies for resource management and the circular economy. The strategies take into account economic and environmental policy and are environmentally and economically sensible. At CEC4Europe, universities and research institutions work together with leading industrial companies to analyse the raw material potential in anthropogenic (i.e. man-made) stocks, such as infrastructure facilities, buildings and everyday goods.

CEC4Europe aims to support political and economic decision-makers in an advisory capacity and works closely with the European institutions.