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Annual Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference, 3-4 November 2020

Join us for the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference, the main event for circular economy in Europe!

Every year, the European circular economy community from businesses, public authorities, NGOs to knowledge communities and civil society organisations gathers here to discuss the transition to a circular economy. It is the flagship event of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, a joint initiative of the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).
Due to the current health crisis situation in Belgium, the 2020 edition of the Conference will be online.

Day 1 of the Conference (3 November), hosted by the Commission, will familiarise you with the new EU Circular Economy Action Plan and discuss its implementation. The potential of the circular economy for a green recovery will also be covered in the sessions. Interact and exchange with the panelists during the plenaries broadcasted from Commission’s Charlemagne building and contribute online to the thematic online parallel sessions.

Join us in the first #EUCircularTalks, a new feature of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, to exchange on the transition to a circular economy with Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries together with Kestutis Sadauskas, Director Circular Economy and Green Growth, DG Environment, European Commission and Ladeja Godina Košir, Chair of the Coordination Group, European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform.

Day 2 (4 November) of the conference, hosted by the EESC, will focus on stakeholder views in a series of online workshops highlighting successes and identifying new challenges. Eight workshops will cover circular themes ranging from construction to food waste to procurement and roadmapping. Join the conversation and share your ideas!

On the second day, don't miss our side events in collaboration with DG RTD on Research & Innovation in circular economy and bio-based systems, and with OECD to Launch the report on the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions. On 5 November, the European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services (FEAD) will be discussing What the German Presidency will deliver on Circular economy.

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