Promoting collaboration for sustainable and circular use of bioresources across agriculture, forestry, and aquaculture (CIRCLE) - EEZ un Norvēģijas finanšu instrumenti
Program icon
Research and Education
Program icon
Local Development and Culture
Program icon
International Police Cooperation
Program icon
Active citizens fund
Program icon
Correctional Services
Program icon
Business Development
Program icon
Climate and Environment
Program icon
Fund for bilateral relations
Program icon
Category image
Research and Education

Promoting collaboration for sustainable and circular use of bioresources across agriculture, forestry, and aquaculture (CIRCLE)

Programme Research and Education
Selection Open project
Competition title Third project call of Baltic Research programme
National project partner Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics
Donorstate/international project partner Institute for Rural and Regional Research RURALIS (Norway), Estonian University of Life Sciences (Estonia), Vilnius University (Lithuania)
Project national Nr. EEA-RESEARCH-24
GrACE project Nr. LV-RESEARCH-0015
Contract No. EEZ/BPP/VIAA/2021/9, 30.09.2021.
Contract Date 30.09.2021
Project title Promoting collaboration for sustainable and circular use of bioresources across agriculture, forestry, and aquaculture (CIRCLE)
Project promoter Baltic Studies Centre
Start of project eligibility 01.10.2021
Project end 30.04.2024
Total eligible costs 984 223.60€
Grant financing 836 589.06€
National co-financing 147 633.54€
Project status In implementation
Project goal/description The CIRCLE project aims to develop an interdisciplinary perspective on the circular economy in the Baltic-Nordic region by integrating insights from sociology, economics, philosophy, political science, and environmental science, and examining its all three - social, economic, and environmental - sustainability dimensions. The emphasis is placed on the use of byproducts (bio-resources) generated as part of primary production in agriculture, forestry, and aquaculture within their sub-sectors and across the sectoral boundaries to explore the underlying models of socially- and commercially-driven collaborations between the involved parties and the factors facilitating and hindering the development and wider use of circular practices and collaborative arrangements thereof. The project attends to both supply and demand side of this type of inter- and cross-sectoral circularity of bio-resources and their secondary application in production by investigating producers’ considerations, consumers’ views, and policy implications. This is to be achieved with the application of complementary methods such as literature review, media analysis, qualitative individual and group interviews, national stakeholder and scenario workshops, and cost-benefit analysis. The project will contribute to the growing academic, public, and policy debate at both national and European level on sustainable resource use, and will offer evidence-based knowledge on existing and potential solutions within and across the three sectors under investigation to highlight the role and models of cooperation between different market, civic, and public actors in ensuring effective implementation of circularity. The project’s consortium brings together five academic partners from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Norway allowing to build new partnerships, advance interdisciplinary collaboration, and contribute to inter-organisational learning and researchers’ training.
Implementation place Visa Latvija

Website of the project:

Websites of project partners:

Share this post
Share with instagram
Share with facebook
Share with whatsapp
Send e-mail
Copy to clipboard

Subscribe to news

Receive notifications of the latest contests, news and news events in programs that are important to you!

Report Irregularities

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have a zero-tolerance policy on corruption and mismanagement in the EEA and Norway Grants. We strongly encourage you to share your concerns and report suspected irregularities.