More partners added to our regional initiative for promoting The Circulars 2018!

A wonderful display of cross-border circular cooperation

We are pleased to announce that our regional project for promoting the world’s best circular economy award programme The Circulars 2018 has expanded further and now covers the whole Central and South Eastern regions of Europe. Circular Change is a regional partner of The Circulars 2018 and we have been working hard to establish a movement that features both public and private organizations, from ministries to start-ups!

After announcing our cooperation with organisation representing Croatia, Austria, Serbia, Kosovo and Hungary, we have now managed to added many more partners to our international network, committed to identifying regional circular champions and sharing their best practices among us. Our new sister-organizations come from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland and Spain. They have agreed to help us identify the best and most innovative circular projects in their own countries.

New partners in the regional initiative The Circulars 2018, led by Circular Change:


Contact person: Ivana Maleš


HUB387 (BiH)

Contact person: Edin Saračević


Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic (CZE)

Contact person: Jan Maršák


Innaxis (SWI, SPA)

Contact person: Carlos Alvarez Pereira


Heror Mediapoint (SRB)

Contact person: Nataša Heror



Prishtina REA (KOS)

Contact person: Mr. Ahmet Jetullahu – Meti


Freewa (CRO)

Contact person: Goran Ladišič



Circular Change – regional supporter for The Circulars 2018

Our circular economy network of partners is growing fast!


The Circulars, an initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders, run in collaboration with Accenture Strategy, is the world’s premier circular economy award program. The award offers recognition to individuals and organizations across the globe that are making notable contributions to the circular economy in the private sector, public sector and society. The annual awards are hosted at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos.
As a proud supporter of this premier global circular economy award programme in 2017, this year, Circular Change has been invited to in become the competition’s regional partner. Our first goal is still to make sure that outstanding Slovenian circular companies are represented at the award ceremony in Davos, but this year, we also want to encourage inspiring circular initiatives from Central and South-eastern Europe to apply for the award.
Through our international projects, we keep meeting extraordinary people, enthusiastic circular pioneers, who work hard to develop circular thinking in their own countries. After Circular Change became a regional supporter of The Circulars 2018, we have invited some of our “sister-associations” to contribute to the promotion of the awards in the region. We are happy to announce that we have already received confirmations from organizations representing Croatia, Serbia, Austria, Hungary and Kosovo!

The latest list of partners in the regional initiative The Circulars led by Circular Change:

Heror Mediapoint (SRB)

Contact person: Nataša Heror



Prishtina REA (KOS)

Contact person: Mr. Ahmet Jetullahu – Meti


Freewa (CRO)

Contact person: Goran Ladišič




Apply for the circular economy award programme the Circulars 2018!

Circular Change is the hub for gathering applications from Central and Eastern Europe

The Circulars, an initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders, is the world’s premier circular economy awards program. The awards are open to individuals and organizations from commerce and civil society in seven distinct categories. The awards are designed to recognize and celebrate, on a prestigious global stage, all facets of the circular economy movement. Now its fourth year, the awards ceremony will take place at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2018. Last year, over 200 entrants from 37 countries entered, ranging from some of the world’s largest multinationals to the most innovative start-ups. Entries for the 2018 program are now open. Visit The Circulars website for more information and to apply for this year’s program! The list of all winners and finalists together with short introduction of their projects is available in the Circulars Yearbook 2017.
Once again Circular Change is teaming up with the World Economic Forum, Accenture and the Forum of Young Global Leaders to showcase the very best circular economy companies, organizations and individuals for the world’s first and only circular economy award programme.
During last year’s successful campaign, Circular Change coordinated the application process of 11 Slovenian companies, the fourth largest number of participants of any country! When Valtex was selected as a finalist for the best municipal, communal of regional project, this was a recognition of the Slovenian circular economy sector as a whole and Circular Change was proud to play a part in attracting international attention on Slovenia.
This year, we are deepening our cooperation with the Circulars by becoming a regional supporter of the awards. Circular Change plans to team up with friendly organizations from Central and Eastern European countries and make sure that no circular pioneer from the region goes unnoticed.
If you need help with your submission, have an interesting candidate in mind or wish to work with Circular Change for promoting the awards in any other way, please write us at!

Open Circle – meet Circular Economy “movers and shakers”

Have you been wondering what this “Circular Economy” is actually about? Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Circular Economy “movers and shakers” and maybe catch a ticket to the WEF in Davos!

Join us at Open Circle – on Wednesday, September 14th 2016, at 4:00pm, in the Circular Change Office, Giacomelli media, Trdinova street 9, Ljubljana. Even will be co-hosted by: Avantcar – the first electric care sharing in Slovenia – Avant2go.

Since the spring, Ljubljana has not only been the Green Capital of Europe 2016, but also a new and fast-rising EU Circular Economy (CE) Hot Spot. In September 2016, Slovenia will join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as one of “circular” countries. Circular Change – an international engagement platform – is playing a significant role in this transition to a more Circular Economy.

More and more questions are coming from companies and individuals about how to  contribute and participate in speeding up the transition to a Circular Economy. So, we have decided to launch and run quarterly events called Open Circles – to meet and talk together about Circular Economy issues.

  • We are ready to listen to your questions, explore the opportunities and enable the change towards a more Circular Economy. We will chat, connect and share ideas in a very informal atmosphere, hosted by Ladeja Godina Košir, the initiator of Circular Change.
  • Besides coffee and soft drinks, we will serve you a fresh, tasty and ambitious Circular Change programme for 2016/17, confirmed by our Advisory Board.
  • What about the ticket to the Davos World Economic Forum? As a regional supporter of the world’s premier Circular Economy awards, The Circulars, we will introduce you to the programme and application process.
  • Meet Circular Economy “movers and shakers” – this time visionary Matej Čer, CEO, Avantcar – who brought the first electric care sharing in Slovenia – Avant2go.

No opportunity occurs and no change is made without dedicated people who know the direction to follow. Join us! Let’s create circular stories together.

The Open Circle will take place in our offices at Giacomelli media, Trdinova street 9,
Ljubljana, on September 14th from 4-6pm. We are looking forward to seeing you!

There is no fee for the event but the number of participants is limited so please register here.

If you have any questions you can contact us at +386 01 620 96 91 or