CIRCULAR ECONOMY – THE OVERVIEW OF GOOD PRACTICE IN EUROPE
The concept of a circular economy is a challenge, but at the same time a great opportunity for economic and social development. Actions taken at the national level are necessary due to the depletion of natural resources, and more importantly, changes in the environment that have a negative impact on human life and health. New business models, corresponding to the assumptions of the circular economy concept, result in the creation of new opportunities for enterprises. It is important to promote experiences and good practices in the development of the circular economy at the national level. The aim of the article is to review good practices and experiences of selected countries in the field of circular economy, along with an indication of available sources of funding. The desk research is part of the implementation of Intellectual Output 1 and 2 of the EnMind Erasmus+ Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices project. The project consists in the development of a Toolkit addressed to youth workers that will allow them to support and help young people who want to start a social entrepreneurship. The presented good practices have been selected from the circular economy database in practice, and the presented case studies represent entities with a uniform scale and scope of activity.