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About the Platform

The Platform website:
what to expect?


Today, stakeholders can search here for best practices, find related contacts and submit their own grood practices. In the coming weeks, our knowledge database will further expand with more studies, reports and strategies.

In 2018 the website will continue to grow. Stakeholders will also be able to interact as we plan to offer interactive features with topical discussions to foster dialogue.

This is your website! Make it happen - submit your own contributions for others to learn.


An EU-wide interactive project steered in
partnership with European civil society

Circular Economy Conference, 9 & 10 March 2017

The European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform brings together stakeholders active in the broad field of the circular economy in Europe.

As a "network of networks" it goes beyond sectorial activities and highlights cross-sector opportunities and challenges, providing a meeting place for stakeholders to share their solutions and team up to address specific challenges, while bridging existing initiatives, and advocating the circular economy at national, regional and local level, and supporting its implementation.

This website will be pivotal in fostering exchanges and interaction and inspire the future EU vision on circular economy. It is work in progress and will evolve over time.

Key documents
Platform Aim and Structure
(valid for an initial duration of three years)
Coordination Group - Terms of reference

The EESC runs the Platform's day-to-day activities.
Contact the Platform's Secretariat

Coordination Group
Find here the list of Members of the Coordination Group


For the European economy to become truly circular, all stakeholders need to get involved: public authorities, businesses, trade unions, civil society and many more. This is why this stakeholder platform was born. To accelerate the transition towards a circular economy, the Commission included in its 2015 EU Action Plan for the Circular Economy actions to:

  • engage with stakeholders through existing fora
  • support the exchange of good practices.

To speed up the process of making the circular economy a reality, the EESC called for the creation of a European circular economy platform

The Council of the European Union, the European Parliament and the European Committee of the Regions also underlined the importance of involving actors from various sectors for an inclusive transition.

Kickstarter: the Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference, 9 & 10 March 2017

The EESC and the Commission officially launched the Platform during the  Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference, turning to participants to define the Platform's goals and how these should be achieved. On this basis, the Platform will hold an annual two-day conference that is bound to become a major EU inter-institutional event for stakeholder engagement on the circular economy.