The Sharepair project
Sharepair addresses the increasing amount of waste from electrical and electronic equipment, one of the fastest-growing waste streams in the EU, growing at 3-5% a year. The overall objective is to decrease waste by 6,27 ton in Repair Cafés and by 27,5 ton in each member city.
The project aims to reach this goal by scaling up citizen repair through awareness and the use of digital tools. These digital tools stimulate and facilitate citizens repair by collecting repair solutions and making them easily accessible to citizens. They will also guide citizens towards the best repair solutions in their area.
Scaling up repair with a digital infrastructure
The main objective of the project is to create a digital infrastructure that supports self-repair, repairing together (in repair cafés or repair centres), and repairing with professional support. To establish this infrastructure, several digital tools were created that stimulate and facilitate citizen repair by collecting repair solutions and making them easily accessible. The tools will target both consumers at home and more skilled repairers in repair cafés.
To sustain this infrastructure beyond the project lifetime, business and policy models will be developed with a view to setting up a European Open Repair Data Platform.
A European partnership
The consortium consists of 17 European partners spread across Ireland, Great Britain, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. It includes cities, universities and research centers, civic organizations, software developers, social enterprises and consumer organizations.
- City of Leuven
- City of Roeselare
- City of Apeldoorn
- La Maison de Développement durable
- The Restart Project
- Repair & Share
- Manchester Metropolitan University
- Technical University Delft
- National University of Ireland Galway
- Prototyping Collective
- Catholic University of Leuven
- Repair Together
- Maakbaar Leuven
- University of Limerick