Plastics Circularity Index (PCI) – The EU Edition – addresses how EU countries perform relative to each other in their circular management of plastics and related waste products. A circular economy, encompassing plastics, is extensive and entails several actors. Therefore, PCI analyses actions undertaken by governments, businesses and consumers that stimulate the circular usage of plastics. PCI – EU Edition covers each stakeholder category with a comprehensive collection of indicators to gain an extensive view of the state of circularity in EU countries. In addition to the indicators per actor category, the index also considers country profiles on plastics and circularity. The respective PCI indicators and methodology are explained in more detail in PCI 2020 EU Edition full report.
Digitalization is increasingly transforming societal, political, and economic interactions. The
digital platform iQuestion.online is proposed as a solution to the democratic deficit; the decrease
in government and institution transparency and accountability, and diminishing citizen
engagement in representative democracies. This MaRBLe provides findings based on a qualitative
meta-synthesis. The team makes recommendations on the iQuestion.online platform; its
functionalities, its design, and infrastructural elements, and the iQuestion.online organization, an
implementation analysis, a financial needs assessment, and a revenue model. Practical
implementations have been initiated on the digital platform and are subject to further realization.
The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) of Maastricht University is integrated within The United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). The School covers all aspects of governance in domestic and global organisations, from policy analysis to policy design and evaluation.