During the last week of August, the CRESTING ESRs (Early Stage Researchers) Anna & Erik from Work Package 5 attended the 8th International Summer School on Life Cycle Approaches to Sustainable Regional Development in Berlin. This summer school was organised by the Forum on Sustainable Life Cycle Innovation (FSLCI) and supported by the ESCP Europe business school.
The theme of the five-day intensive program was to share and develop knowledge on the available life cycle tools for regional circular economy. Life Cycle methods experts such as @Andreas Ciroth (GreenDelta), Prof. Matthias Finkbeiner (TU Berlin) and Prof. Marzia Traverso (TU Aachen) held sessions focusing on e.g. material flow analysis or S-LCA, while regional Circular Economy experts shared their empirical experiences when implementing these tools. The lectures were complemented by interactive workshops, at the end of which the participants presented their findings to the group. Anna and Erik also presented on CRESTING and some of their own research work and were met with high interest in the project. In addition, the social program of the summer school offered plenty of opportunity for connecting and brainstorming with an international group of researchers coming from the public and private sector as well as academia.