Circular Economy


Description of Thematic Interest Group:

The circular economy is a production and consumption model involving sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing, and recycling existing materials and products as long as possible. In practice, it implies reducing waste to a minimum [1].

In the aforementioned context, the Circular Economy Thematic Interest Group (CE-TIG) aims to contribute to a sustainable future in an interdisciplinarity environment within the STARS EU initiative. This will be done by designing different ways of cooperation among members, namely joint research and educational initiatives and projects, which will comprise knowledge and best practices sharing and active mobility of staff and students.



[1] European Parliament, “Circular Economy: definition, importance and benefits”, updated on 24-05-2023, Ref. 20151201STO05603 (

Leader: Maria-Filomena Barreiro – IPB (PT)

Co-Leader: Katarzyna Matras-Postołek – CUT (PL)


Adámek Pavel – SUO (CZ)

Alba Ramallari – UAMD (AL)

Aleksander Prociak – CUT (PL)

Anja Noke – HSB (DE)

Annabella Loconsole – HV (SE)

Arantzazu Santamaria – IPB ((PT)

Artur Gonçalves – IPB (PT)

Carla Pereira – IPB (PT)

Eduardo González Díaz – ULL (SP)

Elsa Ramalhosa – IPB (PT)

Jean Pascal Ansel (UBFC):

Julien Bousenot – UBFC (FR) 

Llambi Prendi – UAMD (AL)

Luís Manuel Frölén – IPB (PT)

Maria Kuranska – CUT (PL)

Marieke Steenbergen – UBFC (FR)

Marta Dominguez – ULL (SP)

Niels Faber – HANZE (NL)

Nuno Rodrigues – IPB (PT)

Paulo Brito – IPB (PT)

Peter Schiphof – HANZE (NL)

Pierre Joubert – UBFC (FR)

Soraia Falcão – IPB (PT)

Ursula Barron – IPB (PT)

Vasco Cadavez – IPB (PT)

List of members

  • Benjamin González-Diaz, ULL
  • Ángela Ferreira, IPB
  • Ingo Haug, HS-Bremen,
  • Evert Agneholm, Protol (University West)
  • Sławomir Grądziel, PK
  • Daisy G. Tempelman, Hanze

Information about our TIG including the goals and objectives

This newly founded TIG met in November 2022 for the first time and is only starting to organise itself. Even though „Living Spaces“ was initiated from the fields of civil engineering and architecture, we intend to be as open as possible regarding academic fields and disciplines, and invite all teachers and researchers, who are involved in addressing issues of how and where people live, how they organise their mobility, leisure time, etc. The following picture gives an overview on who could join.