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Call for proposals for textiles implementing partners in Africa - deadline extended until 25 January 2021.
How to facilitate Circular Economy Transition? Capitalization of cooperation experiences and tools - a webinar on 14 October by Veltha.
In the framework of the Circular Economy Week, RREUSE and ENSIE are organising an event on “The Role of WISEs in circular economy” on 4 October 2022. Actors from various countries and background to exchange on the topic are being invited.
The high-level conference on ‘The bioeconomy - Enabling the European Green Deal in challenging times’ will take place on 6 and 7 October in Brussels. All sessions will also be live-streamed.
The conference will present the findings of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy Progress Report, adopted in June 2022, together with a series of bioeconomy success stories from EU research and innovation.
The event SoCircular will take place on 5 October 2022 and aims to celebrate Dublin’s social and circular economy ecosystem and culture. It will:
- showcase local social and circular enterprises and their products and services in an extensive trade expo
- feature panel discussions on key social / circular economy themes as part of a summit
- highlight ecosystem resources and support organisations
- put on social and circular themed arts and cultural performances.
In this webinar on 6 October 2022, the project partners will share their knowledge, experiences and insights regarding design and product development with recycled plastic.
The webinar will be chaired by Prof. David Greenfield (SOENECS), joined by representatives from project partners Technische Universiteit Delft (NL), Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and the Green Plastic Factory (NL).
This #EURegionsWeek in-person side event @ImpactFactoryMechelen on 19 October will inspire those who want to support and accelerate the transition to a circular economy in their cities.
Registration is now open.
The agenda includes:
- a site visit of the Impact Factory in Mechelen (Belgium),
- showcasing the impact of Urban Resource Centres (URC) in The Hague, Oslo and Opole
- the nuts and bolts of developing and operating a URC, including various business models as well as on the ground challenges and opportunities.
In September 2019, nine Resourceful Cities embarked on their journey to develop next-generation urban resource centres as a way to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
The nine cities together with their local stakeholders were all able to deliver a high-quality Integrated Action Plan. Every one of those action plans is not just an expression of their resilience in times of crisis: it is also a manifestation of their individual response to their local context and needs.
This publication summarises their collective journey as a network and tells the story of each of the nine partner cities from their own perspective. Their journey shows that cities are big enough to make a difference and small enough to make it happen.
Circular Regions is:
- developing a suite of practical and effective tools to help organisations in the circular economy and related areas, such as bio-economy, social economy, regenerative economy and carbon neutrality, to catalogue, categorise, contextualise and connect data and resources;
- a platform dedicated to mapping circular case studies including: business models, strategies, policies, economic incentives and educational and behavioural shift resources utilising a holistic framework;
- bridging bottom-up and top-down circular economy approaches alongside their partners in the north and south through mission-oriented, data-driven solutions to empower individuals and organisations.
For more information, contact: email@example.com
A Circular4.0 community is being built in the Alpine region. In the heart of the Julian Alps, on the shores of the Lake Bled in Slovenia, a full-day Circular4.0 final conference will be organised on 29 September 2022 - in parallel to the global World Future Verse conference - to discuss digital technologies as enablers to foster the transition of SMEs to the circular economy in the Alpine Space Area.
Local governments play an essential role in guiding their cities into circular action and overcoming the main barriers to change. But how exactly can cities lead the circular economy transition? One of the most important steps is developing a holistic and cohesive Circular City Strategy, one that provides information and direction to enable local stakeholders, both within and outside the municipality, to get involved and engage in the process.
In this third of a series of Circular City Centre (C3) webinars on 5 October 2022, representatives from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Circle Economy will present the third C3 guidance document on how cities can develop a circular city strategy.
The 20th edition of #EURegionsWeek under the motto New Challenges for Europe’s cohesion is approaching and registrations are now open! The online info session “Implementing circular systemic solutions in cities and regions” will take place on Wednesday 13 October, 12:30 – 13:30 CEST.
Circularity is a new dedicated annual circular economy conference organised by Planet Ark’s Australian Circular Economy Hub (ACE Hub). Circularity 2022 aims to propel the Asian-Pacific region’s economy into the future by showcasing the best of circular design, practice and research. The event brings thought leaders together to discuss solutions and catalyse action across the Asian-Pacific region.
The students' call for Circular Economy Innovative Projects (Navarra Circular Economy Awards 2022) is open until 25 September 2022. It is geared to the textile and plastics sectors as well as food industries. The call seeks to identify vocational education and training final projects, final degree projects, Master's final projects, PhD theses or similar developed by students.
The Sustainable Innovation 2023 Conference will provide a platform to discuss how sustainability affects business models, products, services, technologies and innovation within the creative economy and creative industries.
This international conference will include invited and refereed papers from academics, consultants, entrepreneurs, technology providers, designers, and innovation and sustainability directors. A Creative Sustainable Ventures Lab will be showcased where start-ups will be invited to pitch new concepts.
In October 2020 the European Commission launched Level(s), the new EU common language for assessing the sustainability performance of buildings.
At this year's European Week of Regions and Cities, the Commission will be running a special webinar to show how Level(s) can help the buildings sector contribute to EU climate and circularity objectives within cities and regions.
Purpose of the International Conference on Strategies toward Green Deal Implementation – Water, Raw Materials & Energy (ICGreenDeal2022), organised by the Division of Biogenic Raw Materials, Mineral and Energy Economy within the Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, is to present the issue of climate change and ways to prevent it.
Contributors are invited to submit papers in the fields of water, raw materials and energy.
Going Green – CARE INNOVATION 2023 will provide a platform for presenting up-to-date progress on the circular economy and the development of resource-efficient electr(on)ic products and services.
This international symposium on 8-11 May 2023 will compare the three major economic regions - Europe, America and Asia - in the presence of high-level speakers from global electr(on)ic and recycling companies, research institutes and environmental & consumer organisations.
Leading industrialists, research directors, environmental experts and scientists will analyse the state of play regarding:
- producer responsibility
- environmentally-friendly electr(on)ic & automotive product development
- resource scarcity and criticality
- clean production, green marketing, logistics and end-of-life strategies.
Through a wide range of presentations, the contribution of the electr(on)ic & automotive industry to sustainable development in general will be discussed, and the necessary products, technologies and services will be identified.
To be updated on the latest innovations in the field of circular economy, follow LOOPS live webinar series committed to giving voice to the Horizon 2020 projects offering avant-guard solutions to tackle climate change and foster sustainable development.
In every episode, one aspect of the circular economy is picked up and discussed with the valuable contribution of experts. In this episode on 26 September 2022, participants will plunge into the world of textiles and explore smart, circular and sustainable solutions.
The International Circular Economy Forum (FIEC) is the largest annual circular economy event in Peru, and aims to inspire the public and private sectors, academia and civil society to work towards a place-based, just transition towards the circular economy in Peru. This year's event will take place on 13, 14 and 15 September 2022 and will address a wide array of trending topics, such as how collaborative networks contribute to circular ecosystems.
Join this webinar on 19 September and find out how Danish, Belgian and Dutch companies are embracing digital and technological innovation to deliver on food waste prevention.
This event will be a chance to discuss good practices regarding the reduction of food waste, including how we can make the best use of innovative solutions and data in order to transform our food systems to ensure enhanced food security and sustainable business opportunities.
On 27 September 2022 Digital Circular Economy Lab organizes a webinar together with Cognizant on Artificial intelligence for a circular economy.