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General disclaimer

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) operates the website of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform (ECESP), in partnership with the European Commission, for educational and non-commercial purposes alone. With this website, the inter-institutional partners aim to create a digital library that enhances public access to information about circular economy projects in Europe, and in turn supports experts with their activities, research and commentary.

While the ECESP Secretariat aims to keep all information published on this website timely and accurate, the European Economic Social Committee accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site. This information is:

  • of a general nature only and not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;
  • not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up-to-date;
  • sometimes linked to external sites over which the EESC has no control and for which the EESC assumes no responsibility;
  • not an endorsement of any programme, project or product featured on this website;
  • not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).

This disclaimer is not intended to limit the liability of the EESC in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national law nor to exclude its liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.

Third party submissions

Visitors sharing any information with the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform via the forms on its website or dedicated email address grant the EESC permission to edit, reproduce and develop all material they contribute. The EESC has the right to use this information for non-commercial purposes and the right to make images, text and documents publicly accessible through EU archives.

Contributors guarantee that they hold or represent the copyright holder for all documents, images, videos they submit and thereby release these to the EESC for ECESP activities. If this is not the case, contributors guarantee that all materials are free of copyright and can be published without infringing upon the rights of any person or legal entity.

Contributors guarantee the consent of all persons appearing in visual materials, while assuming sole responsibility for any consequences arising from non-compliance with this requirement. Written consent of the parents or legal guardians of any minors must be guaranteed.

The third party submitting text or images is fully responsible for obtaining all publishing rights prior to submitting these materials. If the third party information is found to have infringed on any copyright law, the third party shall be solely responsible.


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Reproduction is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged, save where otherwise stated.

Where prior permission must be obtained for the reproduction or use of textual and multimedia information (sound, images, software, etc.), such permission shall cancel the above-mentioned general permission and shall clearly indicate any restrictions on use.

If in doubt, any copyright queries regarding ECESP documents, images or publications, should be addressed by email to the Secretariat.