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ReTraCE Early Stage Researchers excellent progress and published papers

Thursday, June 17, 2021

We are very pleased to inform you about the progress of the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) from the H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018 project "Realising the Transition to the Circular Economy (ReTraCE), of which ABIS is part of and welcomed the ESR Josep Pinyol to conduct his research at our premises. 

The ReTraCE consortium is composed of University of Sheffield, Universita Degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope, Universitaet Kassel, SEERC, ABIS, Hogskolan Dalarna, University of Kent, TATA Steel UK, Olympia Electronics and Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam. The partners also include University of Exeter, Leeds University Business School, University of Ulsan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The main aim of the ReTraCE project is the creation of a cohort of professionals capable of driving the transition towards the Circular Economy and employable not only by research institutions, but also by public sector bodies as well as manufacturing and service sectors.

After two years, the 15 ESRs made remarkable progress and were able to publish their research in highly relevant and high impact international journals. 

  • Sanja Arsova scored a fantastic double in a few weeks. Together with Josep Pinyol, she published a great study (link here) about stakeholders' analysis for the transition to a Circular Economy in regional contexts. This study (which appeared in the respectable Sustainability Journal) represents an excellent example of cross-WP collaboration. Sanja went on to publish a perspective paper, in the prestigious Resources, Conservation and Recycling Journal (link here) which critically evaluates the European Green Deal and its potential to alleviate regional disparities.
  • Mariana Oliveira published a paper that applies an integrated Life Cycle Assessment & Energy Accounting method for evaluating agri-food supply chains (link here) in the very high impact factor journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 
  • Tommaso Calzolari published his first paper (link here) in the prestigious Journal of Cleaner Production. Tommaso's study looks at the adoption of Circular Economy practices by large Multi-National Enterprises, also developing a conceptual framework which links institutional pressures and supply chain integration to the adoption of CE practices.

All the published papers showcase an excellent work that the ESRs and the whole consortium is doing. 

The ABIS team congratulates the ESRs that have published their first papers and wishes good luck to all to keep up the great work and have many more papers published soon!  

Please visit the official project website HERE where you can find more information and a full list of publications. 

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