Driving the EU green deal through innovative university curricula on circular economy


  • Assoc. Prof. Reis Mulita Canadian Institute of Technology, Faculty of Economy




Challenging the global warming and its social and economic consequences to the society, in January 2015, the General Assembly of UN, began the negotiation process on the post-2015 development agenda. The process culminated in the subsequent adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with 17 SDGs at its core, at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015. (UN, 25 September 2015). Driving solutions to these challenges the EU also launched the European Green Deal as part of its permanent actions to transform and reshape the model of economic development generating wellbeing’s while tackling global worming consequences to the society and nature. The EU Green Deal is a new growth strategy that aims to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050 and where economic growth is decoupled from resource use. COM (2019). EU Green Deal includes climate action, deforestation, biodiversity protection and restoration, circular economy, critical materials and batteries, sustainable blue economy, international ocean governance, plastic pollution and green transition.


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Author Biography

Assoc. Prof. Reis Mulita, Canadian Institute of Technology, Faculty of Economy

Reis Mulita, holds a PhD/Doctor of Research from University of Trieste, Italy, a MSc in Euro- pean Studies from University of Tirana as well as a Master of Second Level in History and Geogra- phy from “E.Cabej” University.
Prof. Mulita study and research activity is focused on Sustainable Development, Business Ethics, Circular Economy, Technology and Society. He is author of Sustainable Development courses in Bachelor and MSc. Prof. Mulita is member of ex- perts group of the innovative courses on “Open Innovation” and “Circular Economy, under Long Life Learning and Erasmus+ EU programs. He is awarded with Doctoral scholarship from Ital- ian Ministry of F.Affairs, the USAID-NDI Political Management Program and the Brain Gain pro- gram, of UNDP. Prof. Mulita, has backgrounds across Ministries of Transport- Public Works, Telecommunication, Labour-Social Affairs and Migration.


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How to Cite

Mulita, R. (2023). Driving the EU green deal through innovative university curricula on circular economy. CRJ, 1(1), 11–14. https://doi.org/10.59380/crj.v1i1.637