Waste in SC5

Waste Related Projects of Societal Challenge 5

Policy Co-Creation Workshop

Date: 11 May 2021

Time: 10:00-12:15 CEST

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What has been the impact of Horizon 2020 projects in minimising the production of waste and reusing waste as a resource? And how can policy actions create and stimulate the desired impacts in the fields of science, society and the economy? These are questions the IMPACT-SC5 project addressed during a series of thematic Policy Co-Creation Workshops. Fourth in the series was this workshop on Waste projects in SC5. This workshop was held online on 11 May 2021, 10:00-12:15 CEST.

In this policy co-creation workshop, we discussed the results of our analysis regarding the Waste related projects of Societal Challenge 5. In addition, during the workshop we collectively identified how policy on national and European level can facilitate the enhancement of SC5 impacts’ diffusion and uptake across the EU.

The workshop was organised in the context of IMPACT-SC5, a Horizon 2020 project that reviews the 87 RIAs and IAs funded under the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 Work Programme 2014-2015, in terms of their scientific, economic, societal and environmental performance and impacts, both individually and across portfolios of projects. You can watch the recording of the session here.

Workshop Agenda

Time (CET)  Topic  People engaged 
Session 1 – Presentation of portfolio’s conclusions and panel discussion 
10:00-10:05  Welcome and brief presentation of the IMPACT-SC5 Mr. Xabier Uriarte (TECNALIA)
10:05-10:15  WASTE: From H2020 to HEU Ms. Lydia Gonzalez (Spanish NCP, CDTI)
10:15-10:25  The HISER project and its results Mr. David Garcia (Coordinator of the HISER project – TECNALIA)
10:25-10:40 Presentation of the portfolio results & conclusions Ms. Naiara Uribe (TECNALIA)
10:40-11:15  Panel discussion on the portfolio results and conclusions

Comments of each panellist on our findings on:

  • Scientific Impacts
  • Societal/Environmental Impacts
  • Economic Impacts

Q&A session from participants

  1. Mr. Daniel Cios (EC, DG GROW)
  2. Ms. Lydia Gonzalez (Spanish NCP, CDTI)
  3. Mr. David García (Coordinator of the HISER project – TECNALIA)
Session 2 – Co-Creation on Policy Recommendations 
11:15-11:20  Approach & methodology utilised during the co-creation  Mr. Xabier Uriarte (TECNALIA)
11:20-12:05  Co-Creation: How policy on national and European level can facilitate the enhancement of SC5 impacts’ diffusion and uptake across the EU:

  • How can impact pathways be integrated into the policy-programme cycle so that scientific, societal, environmental and economic impacts from projects are enhanced?
    • Programmes, calls for proposals, projects need to be designed in view of impact pathways. How can this be achieved?
  • How can projects be monitored such that it allows measuring short, mid and longer-term impacts?
    • A number of information and data are reported about projects elaborated on regional, national and European level during their inception and implementation. But hardly any information is recorded with respect to the impacts after projects completion. How can this be improved? 15 minutes (5 minutes per team) will be allocated to rapporteurs to present each table’s key findings
All participants
12:05-12:10   Closing remarks Ms. Naiara Uribe (TECNALIA)

Waste Project Portfolio

The WASTE project portfolio comprises the following projects:

Project clusters Project Acronym Project name Project URL
Project Cluster 4.1


BAMB Buildings as Material Banks: Integrating Materials Passports with Reversible Building Design to Optimise Circular Industrial Value Chains https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/642384/es
CABRISS Implementation of a CirculAr economy Based on Recycled, reused and recovered Indium, Silicon and Silver materials for photovoltaic and other applications https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/641972/es
CloseWEEE Integrated solutions for pre-processing electronic equipment, closing the loop of post-consumer high-grade plastics, and advanced recovery of critical raw materials antimony and graphite https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/641747
FISSAC Fostering industrial symbiosis for a sustainable resource intensive industry across the extended construction value chain https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/642154/es
HISER Holistic Innovative Solutions for an Efficient Recycling and Recovery of Valuable Raw Materials from Complex Construction and Demolition Waste https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/642085/es
RESLAG Turning waste from steel industry into a valuable low-cost feedstock for energy intensive industry https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/642067/es
RESYNTEX A new circular economy concept: from textile waste towards chemical and textile industries feedstock https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/641942/es
Project Cluster 4.2


DECISIVE A DECentralIzed management Scheme for Innovative Valorization of urban biowastE https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689229/es
FORCE Cities Cooperating for Circular Economy https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/689157/es
REPAiR REPAiR – REsource Management in Peri-urban AReas: Going Beyond Urban Metabolism https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/688920/es
Urban_Wins Urban metabolism accounts for building Waste management Innovative Networks and Strategies https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/690047/es
URBANREC New approaches for the valorisation of URBAN bulky waste into high added value RECycled products https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/690103/es
UrBAN-WASTE Urban strategies for Waste Management in Tourist Cities https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/690452/es
Waste4Think Moving towards Life Cycle Thinking by integrating Advanced Waste Management Systems https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/688995/es

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