Tunisian entreprises, environmental NGOs and public sector are introduced to the circular business models during the last CLUSTER4GREEN training


On June 8th, the Tunisian Confederation of Citizen Enterprises (CONECT), in collaboration with the ENI CBC MED project, successfully organized a training day on the circular economy. This insightful event aimed to raise awareness among companies and partners about the benefits and strategies associated with embracing circular business models. With a diverse range of attendees from governmental bodies, environmental organizations, and private enterprises, the training served as a platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration.

The training day, conducted under the auspices of the ENI CBC MED project, began by shedding light on the impact of the linear economy and the urgent need for transitioning towards a more sustainable approach. Participants were introduced to the concept of the circular economy, its various schools of thought, and the diverse strategies and models associated with its implementation. This comprehensive overview, led by esteemed speaker Mme Aida Gragouri, an expert in management, organization, QSE, and innovation, laid the foundation for the subsequent discussions and presentations.

One of the highlights of the training was the presentation of the Cluster4Green project, which showcased the efforts to support companies in developing circular business models. This initiative, implemented under the ENI CBC MED project, aimed to foster innovation, collaboration, and resource efficiency within the Tunisian business landscape. By facilitating the adoption of circular practices, the Cluster4Green project seeks to contribute to the country's sustainable development goals.

Attendees had the opportunity to engage in insightful discussions, exchange ideas, and learn from the experiences of industry leaders and experts. Beyond knowledge sharing, the training day fostered networking opportunities between various state structures and companies interested in collaborating on circular economy-related initiatives. Representatives from governmental bodies such as the Office of the Presidency of the Government, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Environment, and other key stakeholders attended the event. This collaborative environment, supported by the ENI CBC MED project, laid the groundwork for future partnerships and collective efforts to promote sustainable practices in Tunisia.

The training day concluded with a summary meeting where representatives from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) expressed their interest in the support process and their desire to benefit from it. The attendees acknowledged the importance of train-the-trainer programs, highlighting the need to disseminate knowledge and best practices throughout the business community. This positive response reflects the growing awareness and commitment towards circular economy principles in Tunisia.