Tadej is primarily involved in environmental projects with emphasis on the emerging circular and collaborative economy subject areas. These approaches entail cross-sector resource recovery strategies and projects with their implementation into public and private sector. Tadej is also involved in smaller and more particular environmental problem solving activities actively trying to finding solutions for various types of wastes generated in municipal areas as well as construction and demolition and industrial waste. He cooperates with various national Ministries and local governments and authorities with the aim of incorporating legislative norms into practice, and forming new policies, norms and strategies on local, regional and national level.
Connecting several different actors and stakeholders is crucial in implementation of regenerative and circular practices, but the dialogue between them is often scarce or non-existing, thus trying to bridge the gaps inflicted by non- or miscommunication especially between public and private sector, connecting them and offering innovative solutions that are institutionally, environmentally, socially and economically interesting.
Tadej has collaborated with the Slovenian Ministry for Environment and Spatial Planning in preparation of the Roadmap for Transition of the Republic of Slovenia into Circular Economy, and has co-designed the Strategy of the Municipality of Maribor for the Transition into Circular Economy. As a legal environmental expert, he is doing his PhD studies on the topic of Water Law under the mentorship of the current president of Slovenian Constitutional Court. Mainly responsible for coordination of project implementation and preparation teams, he has a vast capacity and knowledge on how to actually bring environmental ideas and ideated best practices into life.
Implementation and/or successful preparation of the following projects
Promotion of the recycling of industrial waste and building rubble for the construction industry
2010-2014, 0.85 million EUR.
Nanoremediation of water from small waste water treatment plants and reuse of water and solid remains for local needs
2013-2017, 0.85 million EUR
Urban Innovative Actions
Urban Soil 4 Food, Establishment of Innovative Urban Soil Based Economy Circles to Increase Local Food Self-sufficiency and Minimize Environmental Footprint
2017-2020, 3.8 million EUR.
Urban Innovative Actions
E-Co-Housing, Co-creating a Regenerative Housing Project Together with the Community
2018-2021, 5.6 million EUR.
Cinderela, New Circular Economy Business Model for More Sustainable Urban Construction
2018-2020, 7.6 million EUR.
Interreg Central Europe
City Water Circles, Urban Cooperation Models for enhancing water efficiency and reuse in Central European functional urban areas with an integrated circular economy approach
2019 – 2022, 2.5 million EUR.
WINPOL, Waste Management Intelligent Systems and Policies
2018-2022, 1.3 million EUR.
Interreg Alpine Space
Greencycle, Introducing circular economy system to Alpine Space to achieve low-carbon targets
2016 – 2020, 1.95 million EUR.
Roadmap of Republic of Slovenia for Transition into Circular Economy, 2018
Strategy for the Transition of the Municipality of Maribor into Circular Economy, 2018
Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform, 2020, consulting the Warminsko - Mazurskie Voivodship in their transition into circular economy