Circular economy, migration and development: Italy and countries with strong migratory pressure.

  • Alberto Brugnoli
  • Matteo Matteini


At the core of this work is the awareness that we need to rethink development models using circular paradigms. In this paper we look at two of them, “circular economy” and “circular migrations”,whichare fundamental elements for a model of sustainable development - we call it “circular development”- that can adequately involve Euro-African societies. Circular development is a model proposed as a viable response to the economic gridlock that Italy and other countries with high migration pressure seem to experience. It grows with the contribution of the many stakeholders of society and it needs a strong political vision.