What’s in it for you? And what to expect?

Open to legal entities in countries, regions, cities, industries, universities, and other interested agencies, you are invited to join this global initiative.

The survey initiative believes in multi-stakeholder processes, co-creation and collective intelligence.

As knowledge managers and sustainability experts, we do not use these terms as buzzwords: we walk the talk. The initiative will grow and succeed the more organizations join the exercise, the more people are motivated to participate, and the more stakeholders wish to truly engage others on a transformation leaving linearity behind us.

We encourage local and regional authorities, non-profit organizations, international organizations, universities, businesses or industry associations to embrace this initiative, take ownership and pro-actively engage their respective audiences.

10 Benefits for Partners

  1. Network with organizations building circular literacy
  2. Contribute to a global effort on circularity perception
  3. Find out how your audience perceives circularity
  4. Customize the survey to your audience
  5. Choose from over 60 languages
  6. Build circular literacy and sensitize your audience
  7. Increase your organization’s visibility
  8. Co-produce a report on your audience’s perception
  9. Support the global knowledge base on circularity perception
  10. Participate in ground-breaking academic publications

Who can join? And what is your role?

These partners already joined the initiative

While any individual can participate in the survey at any point in time after its launch in April 2021, only organizations can become partners.

Local, regional or national authorities, non-profit organizations, universities, intergovernmental organizations, businesses of all sizes, media organizations, industry associations, think tanks, foundations, and other organizations are eligible to join the initiative.

The stepwise process towards joining the global survey effort as an official partner or sponsor is explained in the how to join section.

Official partners and sponsors of the survey initiative will take responsibility for engaging and bringing the survey to their respective audience – which can be a university, a city, a country, a specific industry or other. They can customize the survey for their audience and are expected to contribute proactively to the overall objective of creating a representative sample of one million respondents globally.

The only condition is to maintain the five core questions while two of three partnership options will enable partners to extend and customize the core survey by another five questions maximum, co-created and approved by the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. It will also be possible to join the survey initiative as a basic RETHINK partner and upgrade your partnership option throughout 2022.

Steps towards joining

Any kind of organization can join and support the initiative as a partner or sponsor. You are invited to a series of information sessions throughout 2022 to learn more about the core elements of the initiative, the partnership options and how we will deploy and co-brand the survey.

You can customize your survey.

Depending on your selected option, partners can complement the five question survey by another five questions maximum to generate findings for their respective audience while also contributing to the global survey results. Other partners may just want to maintain the core survey as is and translate it into one or more further languages.

All partners and sponsors will increase their visibility and are expected to disseminate the survey through appropriate channels to engage their respective audiences.

There are two ways to officially join the initiative:

  1. Your organization becomes a member of REVOLVE Circular and joins the survey initiative as an official partner

    Apply for membershipView partnership options

  1. You apply for membership of REVOLVE Circular at the annual entry fee of 45,- Euro
  2. If your application is approved, your membership allows you to join the survey initiative, Your membership ends automatically after one year unless you decide to extend it.
  3. As a member of REVOLVE Circular, survey partners can choose between four partnership options.
  1. You prefer to join as a sponsor, without REVOLVE Circular membership
    If you prefer to simply sponsor the survey without becoming a member, that option is also available.

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  1. Interested sponsors are invited to join one of the information sessions; you will find out more and we shall make time available to discuss the modalities and conditions of your sponsorship bilaterally.
  2. Potential sponsors who are interested in the Intellectual Property of the initiative are invited to read and consider our open science and open data principles.
Or, download the invitation to join the initiative (PDF):
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REVOLVE Circular is a non-profit organization registered in Austria; it advocates for the transformation towards an inclusive circular society. REVOLVE Circular is an initiative of REVOLVE, a Brussels-based sustainability communication agency.

The mission of the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University is to have a positive impact on the transition to a sustainable society through the development of excellent and relevant knowledge.

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