Making the Circular Economy Work

If Europe wants to become the first climate-neutral continent, it has to change its growth paradigm to endorse the circular economy. The transition to a more circular economy requires changes throughout the value chains, from new ways of turning waste into a resource to new modes of consumer behaviour. This change also needs to take place at local level.

  • How can European cities and municipalities become circular?
  • Should they develop a cross-sectoral circular economy strategy or focus on specific areas?
  • What are the areas where the circular model can be applied?

These are some of the questions that the webinar Making the Circular Economy Work will address on 29 March 2023 at 14:00-15:30 CEST.

The speakers will go through various aspects of the circular economy, from bioenergy to industrial and urban symbioses, including local strategic planning. Co-organised by FEDARENE and the South East Energy Agency (IE), this webinar is intended for local and regional authorities and their stakeholders and seeks to support them in their circular economy actions.


  1. Bioenergy in the circular economy by John Carley, Vice-President for Circular Economy in FEDARENE and Chair of the South East Energy Agency (IE)
  2. Circular economy initiatives underway in the local government sector by Ciarán Hayes, 2021 Harvard Advanced 3. Leadership Initiative Fellow and former chief executive of Sligo County Council (IE)
  3. Porto’s Circular City Roadmap by AdePorto (PT – TBC)
  4. Industrial and urban symbioses – a part of the circular economy by Katja Hagström, Development manager at Örebro Energy Agency (SE).