Please take five minutes to introduce yourself to the community.
Who are you; what is your current profession; why are you interested in circular economy; what are you doing to make your organization more circular; what topics and subjects would you like to learn more about?
My perspectives are oriented to enhance the circular economy principles of reducing the waste and impact of climate change in the the world. The international cooperation and exchange will help us to adopt appropriate strategies for local SMEs and encourage them to take greening actions, as well to develop the entrepreneurial skills and social commitment for planet protection. I am focused on my contribution in the development of a greener, beautiful and safe for living country - Moldova. I am interested in studying the international best practices of functional business infrastructure and network cooperation, that will help us to implement them locally.
Regarding the National Program of Greening SMEs, that was launched in June, 2020, I am engaged in coordination and implementation process. Also, I take part in cooperation with the local organizations, public authorities and international partners (as OECD, UNIDO, UNEP, EU4 Environment project). I participate in trainings with national and international experts in terms of circular economy development. I work with a professional team that are oriented to improve the local business activity by consulting entrepreneurs on the benefits of implementation the greening actions and transition from linear to circular economy.
As program facilitator I have strong knowledge of the work process, team leadership and motivational skills, as I took part in 3 national programs.
In this project I would be interested to test the impact of international case studies that could be suitable for our local market and bring economic benefits, society employment and environment protection. On the other hand, I am looking for a relevant SME selection, productive training and effective strategy implementation in all member-countries.
I'm Valentina and I work as sustainability and circular economy consultant. During my daily activity, I support companies with the application of sustainability metrics and circular economy strategies.
My role in Centour project is to be a transnational facilitator in support to certifications (especially Ecolabel). I will be the one in charge of analyzing info from SMEs to help them understand how far (or near!) they are from satisfying mandatory and optional criteria needed to obtain Ecolabel certification.
I will also organize a training session on Ecolabel for SMEs that are interested and want to know more about the process to obtain certification and the actions needed to fulfill the criteria.
Please use Module 11 of the Training section of this forum to ask questions about Ecolabel. I will be happy to answer to any of your doubts!