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Urban Mining Featured

The EU increasingly works with missions for the large societal goals we want to achieve. The Circular Economy Package consists of an EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy that establishes a concrete and ambitious programme of action, with measures covering the whole life cycle of products: from production and consumption to waste management and the market for secondary raw materials.
In this course we will use the ecosystem of the metropolis of Bordeaux within the region of New Aquitaine as an example and study first the key drivers for the transition to a circular economy: Why would we want to have Urban Mining? What is a Circular City? Subsequently, we will investigate interventions that can help in terms of in-use stocks, circularity metrics, life cycle thinking, sustainable development goals, etc.
Based on the drivers the goals will be set, looking at the technology solutions the overall approach will be developed. Hence, what remains at the end of the program is to integrate the legal, economic and societal aspects in one proposal for a circular city that actually reduces its wastes and reuses and recycles natural resources by urban mining.

Practical details

  • Focus area: Energy and Circular Economy
  • Study Field: Science and Technology, Social Sciences
  • Type: intensive programme
  • Format: Blended
  • Host: University of Bordeaux
  • Course dates: Autumn 2022
  • Additional course dates: Onsite week Bordeaux: 17 - 21 October 2022
  • Apply by: 30 June 2022
  • ECTS: 5
  • Nr of places available: 5 students per ENLIGHT partner
  • Funding: Erasmus+ grant (BIP)
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