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Fast-tracking a Circular Economy in the EU

19 March 2019 14:00 – 18:30
European Parliament, room PHS4B001

A number of key initiatives and actions have been put forward since the adoption of the Circular Economy Package. The recently revised legislative framework for waste that includes new targets for waste management and recycling, the EU Strategy for Plastics, the Single-use plastics Directive and the circular economy monitoring framework are some important examples. 

In the wake of these developments in the EU policy landscape, a number of member states have also adopted strategies and government-wide programmes for a circular economy.


Fast-tracking a Circular Economy in the EU

Despite these advancements in EU and national level policy, achieving a large-scale industrial ‘circular’ transformation is by no means an easy task and there are multiple challenges that need to be resolved in the coming years. With a new five-year policy cycle on the horizon, this conference will take stock of actions on advancing a circular economy and discuss priorities for the new Commission and European Parliament.

The event is co-organised by centre of European policy studies (CEPS) en GLOBE EU.


Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy (Member of the European Parliament)

Bas Eickhout (Member of the European Parliament)

Jyrki Katainen (Vice-President, European Commission)

Janez Potočnik (Co-Chair, UN International Resource Panel)

Vasileios Rizos (Research Fellow and Head of Sustainable Resources and Circular Economy,CEPS)

Luc Triangle (Secretary General, IndustryAll)

Pascal Eveillard (Deputy Vice President Sustainable Development, Saint-Gobain)

Harriet Tiemens (Vice-Mayor, City of Nijmegen)

Eline Boon (Senior Policy Analyst, Ellen MacArthur Foundation)

Register here for the event. 

More information about the full programme, you can find here. 


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