Circular Week, an international campaign consisting of a series of events and initiatives devoted to circular economy and sustainable development, will take place on 12-18 October 2021 throughout Europe. Its goal is to promote the idea of a circular economy, support sustainable business models and establish cooperation between interested stakeholders.
The 2021 edition will focus on involving as many people, entities, and institutions as possible in promoting and implementing the circular economy concept. Everyone can become a co-organizer of the International Circular Week. Grassroots initiatives can take the form of goods exchange platforms, educational workshops, seminars, food sharing or online webinars. The initiative is supported by numerous Embassies to show how broad the concept of circular economy is and how much it relies on collaboration and knowledge sharing. Any entity wishing to become a co-organizer and a partner can submit their own event on the circular map.
The Institute of Innovation and Responsible Development (INNOWO), as the main coordinator of the project, will gather all initiatives, place them on the online platform of events, and support their promotion. On 15 October 2021, the focal point of the Circular Economy Mazovia Summit will be held in Warsaw. This event is one of the biggest and most prestigious conferences on circular economy in Poland. It is targeted to public administration, local municipalities, companies, CSR, sustainable managers, local administrations, start-ups, and media.
During the conference, international case studies will be presented, accompanied by recommendations and discussions on possible implementation of similar projects in Poland. Numerous panel discussions of different groups of stakeholders (businesses, administration, NGOs) will also be held on how to profit from circular solutions, bioeconomy or on how to build circular cities.