Insights on the EU Circular Electronics Initiative & Skills required to make it happen

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In March 2020 the European Commission presented its new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP), announcing the Circular Electronics Initiative, which aims to promote longer product lifetimes and includes, among others, the ‘right to repair’ and an improvement in the collection and treatment of no longer used electronic appliances (take-back schemes).

In this setup, consumers are called to play a significant role. Empowering consumers and providing them with cost-saving opportunities are among the prerequisites for a more circular economy. However, how can the gap between consumers' attitude and action be overcome? How can circular behaviours be supported, and which skills are required to make this happen?

On 25 May (11:00 am - 12.30 noon CEST), CSCP, the Leadership Group on Retailers, Consumers & Skills and the ECESP are organising #EUCircularTalk to get Insights on the EU Circular Electronics Initiative and the required circular behaviours. You are invited to discuss the skills needed by different stakeholders, such as retailers, local authorities, and NGOs, to support these behaviours.

EU experts presented current insights and activities at the European level. Re-watch the event, and learn more about the good practices in circular electronics behaviours to contribute to the debate.


11:00 AM - 11:10 AM

  • Opening remarks
    • Tatjana Babrauskienè, Head of International Re-lations, Lithuanian Education and Science Trade Union, Workers’ Group, EESC
    • Michael Kuhndt, Executive Director, CSCP

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

11:25 AM - 11:40 AM

11:40 AM - 12:25

  • Discussion panel
    • Mark Hidson, Deputy Regional Director, Global Director Sustainable Procurement, ICLEI
    • Michal Len, Director, Rreuse
    • Norbert Schoebel, Team Leader Apprentice-ships, Future-proof Skills and International Co-operation, DG EMPL, EC

12:25 - 12:30

  • Closing remarks and Q&A session