A core purpose of Cresting is to advance the critical analysis of the concept and sustainability implications of the Circular Economy by training 15 ESRs (Early Stage Researchers) analysing Circular Economy related activity and initiatives in a range of geographic and economic settings.

Workshops are a core part of the Training of ESRs.  The workshops take place approximately every six months, the workshop programme for the project is included below:

Workshop 1:  Hull, September 2018

Dr Pauline Deutz welcoming the delegates to the 1st Cresting Workshop in Hull.

Purpose:  Introducing the Circular Economy; Research design for multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary projects; Ethics; Career Development Planning; Local Circular Economy Showcase.

Workshop 2:  Utrecht, January 2019

Purpose:  Circular Economy Policy; Cross-cultural Research; Observing, participating and reflecting as research methods and training for employment; Local Circular Economy Showcase.

Workshop 3:  Lisbon, September 2019

Purpose:  Public Sector and the Circular Economy; Academic publishing; Local Circular Economy Showcase.

Workshop 4:  Troyes, Jan/Feb 2020

Purpose:  Building a Regional Circular Economy; Communicating and Disseminating Research in an Open Access World; Local Circular Economy Employment Showcase.

Workshop 5:  Graz, September 2020

Purpose:  Business and the Circular Economy; Exploitation of Research; Building Relationships with Stakeholders; Gender in the Workplace; Local Circular Economy Employment Showcase; Stakeholder Event – valorising results.

Workshop 6:  Pescara, Jan/Feb 2021

Purpose:  Measuring the Circular Economy; Local Circular Economy Employment Showcase; Stakeholder Event –  valorising results.