Project duration: 1 January 2018 – 31 March 2019


The project will support a regional system of innovation in Serbia and other Western Balkan countries. Building upon ongoing projects it will bring together business partners, education and research institutions in Serbia with European institutions.

The solution (technology)

The project includes a study visit, a feasibility study for a Circular Economy strategy and a networking event in Serbia. It addresses a clearly identified transformation need in the East and Southeast European (ESEE) region.

CircularSerbia will bring together key stakeholders for a circular economy from Serbia, other Western Balkan countries with their European counterparts in order to enable the exchange of information and good practices. It will also integrate experts from the business sector, research and higher education for a so-called regional system of innovation. A key element of the project will be a study tour for selected experts for which meetings in Europe will be organized.

Based on these experiences, the participants will analyze options for the implementation of a circular economy strategy in Serbia. The final step of the project will be a networking event in Belgrade that specifically aims to support the cooperation between Serbia and its neighbor countries.


  • Wuppertal Institute, Germany (Lead partner)
  • Chamber of Commerce Serbia, Serbia
  • GIZ Serbia, Serbia
  • Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • University Union-Nikola Tesla, Serbia
  • Western Balkans Consulting, Serbia