Moving forward with circularity in textile and fashion value chains – TEX-DAN

Project Title: Moving forward with circularity in textile and fashion value chains


30 months

Project Budget:
2,716,892.32 euros

RARS Budget: 173,207.80 euros

TEX-DAN project is co-financed by the European Union under the Interreg Danube Regional Programme.



Regional Innovation Agency of Southern Transdanubia – Hungary

JAIP – South Bohemian Agency for Innovation Support – Czech Republic

National Recycling Agency of Slovakia

Center of Excellence for Circular Economy and Climate Change – Serbia

Institute for Sustainable Development – Slovenia

Reginnova NE Association – Romania

Development Agency of the Republic of Srpska – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovation and Investments

Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations – Bulgaria

University of Applied Sciences GmbH – Austria

BSC, Business Support Center L. T. D., Kranj – Slovenia

IFKA Nonprofit Public Benefit Association – Hungary

Technical University of Moldova

Blue Planet Climate Protection Foundation – Hungary


About the Project

The Danube Region is characterised by large differences in the use of circular solutions in the textile and fashion value chains. For example, with regard to handling of textile Germany, Austria and Czech Republic are frontrunners, whereas other countries have a lot to do to catch them up. In many aspects – including circularity – textile and fashion sectors lag behind other sectors.

Furthermore, there is a low awareness of circular solutions throughout the Danube region. Therefore, the TEX-DAN partnership agrees that there is a need for improvement in knowledge, approaches, awareness of innovative technologies, support measures, and policy changes leading to successful integration of circularity in the textile industry. Awareness-raising activities, stakeholder engagement, and education are required.


Project Objective

To adopt technologies in small and medium-sized enterprises to enhance circularity in the textile and fashion industry.

The TEX-DAN project aims to improve local, regional, and national policies promoting circularity. The project aims to stimulate transnational cooperation and knowledge exchange and establish various sustainable forms of transnational cooperation. TEX-DAN demonstrates comprehensive partnership with 14 project partners and 7 strategically affiliated partners. The geographical coverage is broad, including 11 countries from the Danube region and one international association. The partnership (strategically affiliated partners) consists of one regional innovation agency, 6 regional/national development agencies/public bodies, one foundation, 3 higher education institutes, 5 business support organizations, 4 interest groups/NGOs, and one international association. All partners significantly contribute to TEX-DAN’s objectives.


Target Groups:

All levels of authorities
Business support organizations
Enterprise, except SME
General public
Sectoral agency

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