Within CISUFLO, a Community of Practice (CoP) is being implemented aiming at facilitating and organizing communication and learning between flooring and circular economy experts, but also with national and European associations, policy makers and other interested parties. Experts from other research communities, international networks, other projects and initiatives can be on board. Representatives of the industry players and the general public are involved as well.
The main objectives of CISUFLO’s CoP are:
- To promote a multi-stakeholder approach by stimulating and facilitating networking and co-learning, without disclosing confidential information.
- To connect professionals and experts willing to interact as CoP with the goal of sharing and co-producing knowledge within the circular flooring sector.
- To establish an organized structure for communication not only within the CISUFLO consortium but also with external representatives interested in contributing to build the EU circular flooring sector.
- To bridge boundaries supporting the development of a broad and lasting learning alliance for best practices.
All actors along the value chain will be involved, including consumers, in order to evaluate the impacts of the CISUFLO project in the circular flooring sector.
CISUFLO’s CoP approach involves the CISUFLO Consortium, the CISUFLO Transition Support Group (TSG), the consumers and other existing CoP groups (figure on the upper left).
Communication within and between the CoPs will depend on the CoP-level (i.e. consortium partners, TSG members, etc.) and the matter of content and corresponding levels of confidentiality. Data protection and security will be ensured according to IPR and confidentiality.
The envisaged interaction among the CISUFLO CoP members is reported in the figure on the upper right, showing some of the most important activities in which CoP members will be involved.
All activities and initiatives to participate in the CoP will be published soon.