The third Project Meeting took place on the 13th and 15th October 2020. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the meeting was held online and hosted on the Videofacilitator platform.


The meeting started with AREA Science Park - the Lead Partner of INCIRCLE – presenting an overview of the ongoing testing activities, highlighting the main achievements and delays. The meeting continued with presentations by the Institutional Partners who shared their experiences regarding the first round of consultation of INCIRCLE Stakeholders and the Stakeholder Working Group (SWG) meetings. A presentation by the SSSA followed, introducing the new tool created to be used during the second round of SWG meetings and to assess circular economy in the tourism industries of the partner territories. The meeting went on with a short discussion among Institutional Partners regarding the progress of the development of the regional/ national strategies and a presentation by the SSSA providing an insight into the CE territorial assessments. Following that, the five cities updated the consortium on the progress made regarding the pilot demonstrators tendering and implementation processes; while EWA presented an overview of WP4 (Transferring), its activities, expected deliverables and deadlines.

The second day of the meeting began with a presentation by AREA Science Park regarding the project implementation and guidance on financial issues that have arisen mainly due to COVID-19 pandemic. The external evaluator was introduced to the partnership along with the methodology that will be used to evaluate the project, its smooth transition from the first to the second module and the project’s impact. The meeting continued with an overview of the ongoing and upcoming communication activities by CIVINET CY-EL and a presentation by UNIMED about the impact of the pandemic on the communication/ dissemination activities of the Horizontal Project. A general discussion on how to reshape INCIRCLE project events followed in which all Partners participated.

The 3rd Project meeting ended with a wrap up session during which the upcoming partnership efforts were highlighted.