Category 18 April 2019

How to use the search tool and browse the library?

This library gives you access to case studies of policies supporting the development and diffusion of eco-innovations and circular economy best practices.  The topics covered include sustainable public procurement, innovative public-private partnerships, financing schemes, regulation and standards, support to technology transfer and partnerships, etc…

You can search the database using free keywords, or using the advanced search tool below.

Free keyword search

It is a traditional search engine where you input your keyword(s).

Advanced search

You can search eco-innovation cases according to different criteria:

Functions: this allows you to look for policy cases that meet a specific function (for instance: responsible purchasing)Application fields: to filter the policy cases according to their sector or economic domain (for instance: sustainable construction)Countries: to filter articles by geographical zonesPolicy measure: to look for policies according to the type of measure implemented (e.g. public procurement)Maturity level: to sort the policy cases by degree of maturity


How to browse the library

When clicking on a filter (a tag) of the advanced search engine, the list of articles containing this tag will be displayed. You can filter further the sorted articles using the tags appearing on the right side of the screen.

You can also click on the tags directly in the article texts to browse the library.

Suggested readings

The “suggested readings” appearing on the right side of the screen are articles from the other libraries (eco-innovations, networks, financing) that contain some similar tags and might be of interest for you.