On this page, a description of all partners involved in the FACET project is provided. Each partner will introduce themselves briefly and elucidate on who they are, what the organization/company does, why they are a partner in the FACET project and what this partners goal is during the project.

NV Economisch Impuls Zeeland (the Netherlands)

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Impuls Zeeland is the regional development authority in Zeeland that aims at strengthening the regional economy and support economic development in Zeeland. Impuls works closely with local en regional public and private stakeholders to create a future-proof economy in Zeeland. The tourism sector, and the shift from traditional to circular economy in this sector, is naturally part of the program of Impuls Zeeland.

“Through a cross-border approach, we hope to stimulate a sustainable tourism and leisure sector in Zeeland. This will not only result in a circular business model for entrepreneurs and cooperations through the entire value chain but will also contribute to a better understanding among governments and business support associations of the incentives and barriers that come with shifting from linear to circular models” – Helen Roskam, project manager FACET Impuls Zeeland.                                                                                                        

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HZ University of Applied Sciences (the Netherlands)

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The HZ University of Applied Sciences is a higher education institute offering many different study programs and knowledge centers. Within the HZ, a broad range of tourism-related research projects is being conducted. The research group Coastal Tourism and the research group Biobased Building are involved in the FACET project. The HZ University of Applied Sciences has a lot of experience in carrying out international and EU funded research and innovation projects. Both research groups will bring their experience and knowledge on European coastal regions and collection and development, valorization and dissemination of Bio Based materials and composites in construction and civil engineering. Students are also involved by doing practice-oriented research. The research group Coastal Tourism of the HZ University of Applied Sciences aims to get a better insight into circular economy processes to create added value for the tourism and hospitality sector. 

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Camping en Villapark De Paardekreek (the Netherlands)

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De Paardekreek, is a holiday park on the Veerse Meer (NL) with numerous facilities such as an indoor and outdoor playground and endless possibilities to discover the island of Noord-Beveland.

“We are participating in the Interreg project FACET because circular construction makes it possible to respond more quickly to the changing wishes of our guests. Something very important to us. During the Interreg project FACET we would like to gather as much knowledge as possible so we can start realizing our circular projects and be an example for other entrepreneurs in the tourism sector.”- Marijke Brinkman, owner De Paardekreek.  

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Westtoer and Province West-Flanders(Belgium)

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Westtoer is a public sectoral agency of the Province West Flanders (Belgium), an expert in business development and has its own knowledge center specialized in tourism and business indicators. Westtoer wants to develop a more sustainable tourism landscape at the Belgian Coast by working on a circular economy with tourism stakeholders and accelerating initiatives on circular tourism economy.

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“Our aim is to further strengthen the region. Investing in innovation, knowledge exchange, connect and support both entrepreneurs and local authorities, is one of the strategic choices to achieve this objective. The Interrreg project FACET gives us the opportunity to guide tourist coastal entrepreneurs in the search for circular solutions tailored to their business and support them to take the first steps in the transition from linear to circular entrepreneurship” – Project manager Eline Brutyn

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Blue Cluster (Belgium)

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Blue Cluster is a network of innovative businesses, knowledge institutions and government bodies that focus on the development and promotion of sustainable economic activities at sea, such as blue tourism, but also coastal protection, renewable energy, sustainable seafood and ocean pollution. Blue Cluster furthermore stimulates knowledge sharing and strives to increase societal support for the Blue Economy.

“ The FACET project enables Blue Cluster to introduce the concept of CE in the tourism industry in a structural, organized and convincing way. This project can be the start of a much needed smart and sustainable shift in an important coastal economy.” – Project manager Karen Vanderstraeten

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Greenwich University (United Kingdom)

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The University of Greenwich (UoG) is a leading modern public university and conducts research in different areas across its four faculties. As a knowledge partner, the University has an ambitious aim to accelerate knowledge transfer from research in the university to other organizations in the society. The Greenwich FACET team will work together with the entire project team and local entrepreneurs offering knowledge supports, solutions to barriers and challenges in the implementation of circular solutions. The above mutual learning and transfer of knowledge are the key objectives of and key benefits for the university and FACET team.

‘One of the activities the UoG will focus on is understanding the adoption of Circular Economy (CE) practices by tourism entrepreneurs, and their decision-making processes: what are the triggers, what are the incentives, what are the barriers? This will allow business and sector organizations to better understand the entrepreneurs and provide them with better support. In the end, all the activities will be finalized in recommendations addressing both authorities and business support and sectoral agencies.” – Team of University of Greenwich.

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Norfolk County Council (United Kingdom)

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Norfolk Country Council works in conjunction with Great Yarmouth Borough Council to connect the Interreg project FACET with the popular tourist resorts on the South Norfolk coast, East Anglia (UK). In Norfolk, the project will focus on tackling waste from fast food entrepreneurs. Their goal is to inspire residents, businesses, and tourists of coastal resorts in the area to make greener choices to recycle and reuse.  

“Norfolk County Council and Great Yarmouth Borough Council wants to work with the FACET partners to help support businesses towards a circular solution. We are excited to be part of a proactive partnership to help engage our local coastal communities to ensure economic activities co-exist with conservation policy and sustainable growth.”- Alanna Baker, Assistant Project Coordinator Norfolk. 

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Ademe (France)

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ADEME is the French executive agency for ecological transition and provides expertise,  advisory services and finance help for parties in its areas to establish and consolidate environmental action. In the FACET project ADEME focuses on supporting the development of a pilot project on the valorization of shall waste in the area of Baie de Somme and on the development of guidelines for touristic players of Hauts-de-France to decrease impact on the environment while maintaining an attractive and cooperative business model. .

“ADEME brings a French perspective with feedbacks on the national framework for the development of a circular economy in the tourism sector. Our goal is to develop and disseminate knowledge and expertise on circulair entrepreneurship in the tourism sector.” – Eliane Metreau,, International relations, Climate and Food Resilience at ADEME

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Observer partners

Stichting Avans (the Netherlands)

Avans Hogeschool is a organization for higher education in the Dutch province of North Brabant. There are locations in Breda, Roosendaal, 's-Hertogenbosch and Tilburg.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council (United Kingdom)

The Borough of Great Yarmouth is a local government district with borough status in Norfolk.

Stichting Strandexploitatie Veere (The Netherlands)

Stichting Strandexploitatie Veere manages, operates and monitors the beaches of the municipality of Veere.

Provincie Zeeland (The Netherlands)

The province of Zeeland is a local government district in the Netherlands. Zeeland is a province in the southwest of the Netherlands.