United voices for a sustainable building sector in Europe
HOUSEFUL, Cinderela, CIRCuiT, CityLoops, ColorCircle, Drive0 and ICEBERG projects join forces to contribute to development of a circular model in the European building sector.
“Unity creates strength”, in any field of life.
This is well known to the HOUSEFUL, Cinderela, CIRCuiT, CityLoops, ColorCircle, Drive0 and ICEBERG projects, which have joined forces to boost the development of a circular model in the European building sector.
The seven projects will organise joint events and communication campaigns and promote each others’ results and achievements. The goal is to achieve stronger impacts on society and facilitating the uptake of the projects’ findings.
HOUSEFUL, Cinderela, CIRCuiT, CityLoops, Drive0 and ICEBERG have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreements No 776708, 776751, 821201, 821033, 841850, 869330, while ColorCircle from the Interreg Europe cooperation programme, co-funded by the European Union.
More information is available in the “Fellow Projects” section of the project page.
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