Welcome to the HOOP Network of Cities and Regions

Join our 8 Lighthouses (Albano-Lazio, Almere, Bergen, Kuopio, Greater Porto, Munster, Murcia, Western Macedonia) and become a member of the growing HOOP Network!

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connecting cities and regions
to vitalise Europe’s urban bioeconomy.

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What is the HOOP network of cities and regions?

The HOOP Network of Cities and Regions is aimed at facilitating exchange of knowledge and mutual learning among cities and regions willing to recover valuable resources from urban biowaste and wastewater to make bio-based products.

What services are offered to cities and regions?

By joining the network, cities and regions gain information about innovative urban bioeconomy solutions and engage in activities relevant to their context and specific interests. Participants have direct exchanges with the 8 HOOP lighthouse cities and regions, sharing experiences and expertise.

The Urban Circular
Bioeconomy Hub (UCBH)

The HOOP Urban Circular Bioeconomy Hub is an online platform to foster knowledge exchange and replication in cities across Europe. The Urban Bioeconomy Hub is coming in 2022. Express your interest in being updated when it is launched by signing up for our quarterly newsletter.

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Circularity Label

As an instrument to understand their current position/performance in implementing circularity at city level, HOOP is developing a circular ranking system to serve as the baseline for green policies and to boost investment projects for the production of urban biowaste & wastewater-based products. Cities and regions will be able to find out their circularity level by filling an online form in the Urban Circular Bioeconomy Hub.

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Knowledge exchange activities

An array of activities will be carried out throughout the project duration to share learnings and foster replication of urban bioeconomy concepts among the HOOP network of cities and regions. This will include: national replication workshops in the 8 countries of the lighthouse cities and regions, one-on-one capacity building including peer reviews and training sessions, and thematic study visits and workshops. Online webinars and forums will facilitate peer-to-peer learning between lighthouse- and network- cities and regions. To be kept abreast of these activities subscribe to our newsletter or register your city/region to our network.

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Virtual Academy

The HOOP Virtual Academy is an online space hosted on the Urban Circular Bioeconomy Hub and specially targeting follower cities, providing them with access to resources and interactive services related to Urban Bioeconomy. The Virtual Academy will gather both outputs from the HOOP project and resources from other initiatives.

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HOOP Lunch Talks

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The HOOP Network of Cities and Regions is only open to organisations that plan, organise, or operate municipal waste management or wastewater treatment, for instance local or regional authorities, or waste management companies.

Membership of the network is free of charge, but is subject to approval by the network manager. To express your interest in joining the network please complete the form below. If you have any questions, please contact us!



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