Achieving Social Impact: REFLOW is named a Best Practice by the European Commission

Achieving Social Impact: REFLOW is named a Best Practice by the European Commission

The REFLOW Project is a Best Practice The REFLOW project has been named by the European Commission (EC) as a Best Practice in their latest monitoring report, Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities in Horizon 2020. The report assesses the Social Sciences and Humanities integration of all the H2020 topics and projects funded in 2018. The REFLOW project is comprised of a multi-disciplinary consortium of 28 partners, including partners stemming from the Social Sciences and Humanities. To achieve the lasting goal of societal impact, drawing upon insights from the Social Sciences and Humanities is vital. Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash In 2018, 391 projects were funded under Social Sciences and Humanities topics, receiving €1.9 billion in funding, with €415 million of that going to Social Sciences and Humanities partners. This year's report showed indication of an enhanced role for the disciplines in Social Sciences and Humanities. A Bottom-Up Approach The REFLOW project is one of 35 other funded projects under the Horizon 2020's...
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CBS Spotlights the REFLOW Project

CBS Spotlights the REFLOW Project

REFLOW in the News The REFLOW project, the largest EU coordinator project ever granted to CBS, received the spotlight last Friday, November 27, making the frontpage news at the Copenhagen Business School. The CBS REFLOW Team Led by Project Coordinator and Associate Professor, Cristiana Parisi, the CBS REFLOW team continues into its second year of REFLOW as the project and consortium coordinators alongside a set of international and interdisciplinary partners. The CBS team also leads the REFLOW project's first building block, focusing on performance measurement and social impact, working closely with the REFLOW pilot cities in defining their roadmaps and implementation of their circular action plans. Photo by Bonneval Sebastien on Unsplash The REFLOW project, funded under the European Union's Horizon 2020 Innovation Action Scheme, seeks to offer a new approach to the circular economy (CE), integrating social impact and inclusion dimensions into CE. The importance of citizen involvement and systemic change spans across the six REFLOW pilot cities, Amsterdam, Berlin, Cluj-Napoca, Milan,...
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Copenhagen Business School + Greater Copenhagen EU Office: Join the Green Transition Workshop!

Copenhagen Business School + Greater Copenhagen EU Office: Join the Green Transition Workshop!

Join the Copenhagen Business School and the Greater Copenhagen EU Office’s online workshop 9 November 2020 at 10:00 to 12:00! The workshop will focus on the Green Transition and the EU’s Research and Innovation Projects, presenting highlights and experiences from the EU Horizon 2020 REFLOW Project from Project Coordinator and Associate Professor (CBS), Cristiana Parisi. Researchers and green transition experts across Denmark are welcome to join and partake in the workshop. As part of the event, there will be Breakout Sessions across three themes: Food and ClimateMobilityCircular Economy  Jesper Blaabjerg, Copenhagen EU Office, David Christensen, Project Manager BOFA,and Cristiana Parisi, Associate Professor CBS, will moderate the Circular Economy theme. Register Here To register, send an email to info@cphoffice.eu and indicate which of the thematic Breakout Sessions you are interested in. Read more about the event here and find the agenda here. ...
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UN-HABITAT: World Cities Day

UN-HABITAT: World Cities Day

REFLOW at World Cities Day The UN-HABITAT will be hosting its World Cities Day on 31 October 2020 welcoming a distinguished group of speakers to address this year’s focus on the Circular Economy Model as a necessary means to undertake the challenges and impacts of climate change. The event will take place in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 circumstance where the Circular City Model presents itself as a new and crucial perspective during these times of crisis.   REFLOW Project Coordinator and Associate Professor at CBS, Cristiana Parisi will speak at the event shedding light on the need for new governance tools and the role of universities in producing new knowledge/tools for operationalizing the Circular Digital City Model. Photo by Javier M. on Unsplash Catch Cristiana’s talk on 31 October 2020 at 12:20 (CET). Find the programme for World Cities here.Download Programme ...
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UN-HABITAT: World Habitat Day

UN-HABITAT: World Habitat Day

Copenhagen Business School's Associate Professor and REFLOW's Project Coordinator, Cristiana Parisi, will speak at this years's UN-HABITAT World Habitat Day and World Cities Day virtual events. This year's events will take departure in discussing strategies and tools for the human-centred sustainable development of cities with special attention on the circular economy model. REFLOW at UN-Habitat Cristiana's talk will discuss the circular economy within contemporary cities, drawing upon the work within the REFLOW Project and bring forward some considerations based on her research. She will join a group of international experts, researchers, and other actors to discuss and exchange knowledge on strategies and tools to face the challenges of our century. Join the Event World Habitat Day takes place online, 5 October 2020 starting at 11:00 - and wrapping up at 14:20. You can access the event here. Download Programme World Cities Day: 31 October 2020, online, TBA Read more about UN-HABITAT World Habitat Day here and World Cities Day here. ...
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Kick-Off Webinar: LET’S RE-OPEN A SUSTAINABLE CIRCULAR SOCIETY

Kick-Off Webinar: LET’S RE-OPEN A SUSTAINABLE CIRCULAR SOCIETY

Associate Professor and REFLOW Project Coordinator, Cristiana Parisi has been invited to speak at the Kick-Off Webinar hosted by DTU about how universities can support a re-opening of a sustainable circular society. Cristiana's talk will address the Urban Circular Economy: how can we enable the transition towards circular and regenerative cities? Photo by Lacey Williams on Unsplash Cities are complex networks of interrelated actors whose task is to achieve challenging goals that range from efficiency to social and environmental impact and circularity. Based on the project REFLOW, this talk will present the model developed to perform the circular transition of six European cities, ranging from small towns to capital cities. It will present the key building blocks implemented as well as the challenges and opportunities linked to urban circular economy. The event will take place on Thursday, August 13, 2020 online. Find the programme here. You can sign up here. Source: DTU Skylab: Department for Innovation and Sector Service, 2020 ...
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The First Year of REFLOW

The First Year of REFLOW

Over the past twelve months, the REFLOW team has been working hard to produce and submit 15 deliverables across the consortium. These showcase the efforts and work completed during the first year of the REFLOW journey. The team has collaboratively and successfully submitted 6 deliverables and reached 2 milestones in May 2020, M12 of the project. Read more about REFLOW You can find all of our publicly available deliverables here. ...
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Circular Economy Virtual Workshop & REFLOW

Circular Economy Virtual Workshop & REFLOW

REFLOW's Project Coordinator and Associate Professor, Cristiana Parisi and Rossana Torri (Project Manager at the Municipality of Milan) were invited by the European Commission to present the REFLOW project and the Milan Pilot City at the City Science Initiative's virtual workshop on Circular Economy. The virtual workshop was held on 25 May 2020 online. You can find the presentation here. Source: European Commission, JRC Science Hub Communities Virtual Workshop on Circular Economy Read more about the virtual workshop here. ...
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An Update from REFLOW

An Update from REFLOW

Through efforts to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, governments across the EU have implemented measures to practice social distancing within their communities. As a result, public institutions and workplaces have closed down and activities have shifted online. Despite these closures, research at the Copenhagen Business School alongside the network of the REFLOW consortium and pilots still continues remotely. Adapting to the Changes With the approaching deadline of six upcoming deliverables in M12, the REFLOW team at CBS and across the consortium are going through a challenging transition of redefining the way they function and operate across online platforms. Photo by Marvin Meyer on Unsplash Last month’s project meeting in Vejle had been cancelled due to coronavirus, resulting in a modification of the REFLOW team’s efforts to arrange an online meeting space. Participants across Europe virtually met on March 11 and 12 to discuss and partake in roundtable discussions via Zoom breakout rooms. While these obstacles have changed the way that communication and work is being carried...
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REFLOW’s Kick-Off Meeting

REFLOW’s Kick-Off Meeting

REFLOW began its journey at the kick-off meeting at Copenhagen Business School in June 2019. The Project Coordinator (PCO) Associate Professor Cristiana Parisi welcomed the whole partnership to Copenhagen as well as the European Commission Project Advisor (PA) Emanuela De Menna, who attended the first day of the meeting. The PCO kicked off the meeting by providing a strategic and organizational view of the project to illustrate REFLOW’s approach to circular economy, encompassing social, environmental and economic aspects. Throughout the two-day event, project leads presented their plans for the upcoming years, and the six cities presented their ideas for the development of the city pilot.  Over the next three years, the REFLOW team is excited to continue its collaboration and progress towards the Circular Economy. ...
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