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The transition towards circular economy: the role of Social Economy Enterprises

Start/End date: 
25 Mar 2021

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Country: 
EU
City: 
online

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On 25 March, the EESC is organising a workshop on the transition towards circular economy: the role of Social Economy Enterprises. This panel discussion will bring a civil society perspective to the debate on the contribution of Social Economy Enterprises (SEE) to the transition towards circular economy in Europe, addressing three main questions:

  1. How do SEEs contribute to the circular economy in terms of innovation and values?
  2. How can we improve cooperation between SEEs and industry in a circular economy model?
  3. What could the most relevant public policies be at EU, national and local levels to reinforce the role of SEEs in the circular economy?

Programme

1:30 - 1:35 pm: Welcome and introduction by Suzanne Wisse-Huiskes, CEO – Euclid Network

1:35 - 1:50 pm: Introductory remarks by EESC members

  • Alain Coheur, president of the Single Market, Production and Consumption section, EESC member
  • Ferre Wyckmans, EESC member
  • Mira-Maria Kontkanen, EESC member.

1:50 - 2:25 pm: How do SEEs contribute to the circular economy in terms of innovation and values? What could the most relevant public policies be at EU, national and local levels to reinforce the role of SEEs in the circular economy?

Exchange of views between the following panelists:

  • Jana Žůrková, Network Development and Innovation Manager at RREUSE
  • Alain Coheur, President of the Single Market, Production and Consumption Section, EESC member
  • Ferre Wyckmans, EESC member
  • Mira-Maria Kontkanen, EESC member.

2:25  - 2:55 pm: How can we improve cooperation between SEEs and industry in a circular economy model?

Q&A session

2:55 – 3:00 pm: Concluding remarks by Alain Coheur, President of the Single Market, Production and Consumption Section, EESC member

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