Pollution prevention and control (including circular economy)

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This includes expenditures dedicated to Circular Flanders and Vlaio.

Circular Flanders

Since 1 January 2017, the ‘Circular Flanders’ hub is a partnership of governments, companies, civil society, and the knowledge community taking action together. Circular Flanders has launched two project calls each year since 2017 to support innovative and valuable circular economy projects and also intends to do this in the future. One open call is for Circular city and business and the other is for circular purchases.

Vlaio

In parallel cluster initiatives were launched in Flanders. The clusters are demand-driven innovation platforms for stimulating collaboration between companies and knowledge centres. These cluster organisations are financially supported by Vlaio (Flemish Agency for innovation and entrepreneurship).