Objectives & solution

Project objectives

CERRECs objectives in general are to contribute to the environmental goals of minimisation of emissions, waste and exploitation of natural resources as well to prolong product life cycles and create added values on a local and regional level by creating jobs or closing social gaps.

CERREC aims at implementing repair and re-use networks and centres adapted to the specific conditions of the participating Central Europe states. For that several tools will be developed like concepts and a handbook for re-use networks and centres, a quality standard guideline, knowledge transfer describing and an accreditation system.


The project aims to develop tools (within a transnational stakeholder participation process) as well standards for re-use and repair networks and centres and thus also for re-use, repair- and refurbishment businesses and re-use products. The target groups for implementation into practice are organisations in the sector of waste management as well as organisations from the social sector. CERREC help to cross-link all the individual stakeholder processes with each other on a transnational Central Europe (CE) wide basis to reach a common CE re-use policy and a harmonized transnational approach.

The core relevance is not so much reflected by the CERREC partners themselves, but much more by the relevant national and regional stakeholder participation process that will be coordinated and moderated by partners in each partner state, so that 7 Central Europe states are represented with their relevant stakeholders in CERREC. It is the communication processes within these stakeholder groups and between them on a transnational level that forms the core information flow within CERREC and will provide the best possible solutions for practical implementation of re-use.

The issues to be considered in CERREC:

  1. To establish national and transnational expert and stakeholder participation networks, which will guarantee knowledge and good practice transfer, expert exchange, output evaluation as well as the development of knowhow during and after the project.
  2. To develop concepts for the accreditation of re-use and repair centres and networks, quality standard guidelines, accreditation systems and a transnational re-use exchange platform.

Project impact

Expected outputs and results:

  • Tool Box: Manuals, strategy guidelines, quality requirements and good practice examples as well as transnational cooperation contacts for the practical implementation of repair and reuse centres and networks according to the WFD, usable in different regional structures in Central Europe
  • An expertise exchange network for regional and local actors implementing and operating repair and re-use centres and networks.
  • An accreditation process for repair and re-use centres and networks according to the WFD.