The workshop was an opportunity to celebrate LCA4Regions partners collective efforts, and to share and discuss lessons learnt about the adoption of regional policies aimed at a more efficient use of natural resources to reduce the non-desirable secondary effects (spill-overs) that generate negative economic and environmental impacts. The workshop was also a Partner Event of the framework of the EU Green Week 2023.

In this inspiring day, we showcased good practices on how to improve impact-driven policies. The event was articulated in 3 panels: Life cycle instruments for regional policies; Skills and training needs for sustainable regions; Improving green public procurement with life cycle instruments.  

This event was a unique opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and organisations, and to get to know the achievements of the LCA4Regions project through the voice of key persons involved.

The conference took place at the representation of the Lombardy region in Brussels, Place du Champ De Mars, 1/3 - B1050 Bruxelles.



Welcome and introduction

  • Folco Ciulli, Lombardy Region Delegation in Brussels
  • Raúl Salanueva, DRyMA Department, Navarra Region
  • Francesco Lembo, ACR+


State of play of Interreg Europe

  • Diane Bulon, Interreg EU Joint Secretariat

Keynote speech 

Life Cycle Instruments for sustainable textiles 

  • Samuele Abagnato, Politecnico di Milano

Discussion panel 1: Life cycle instruments for regional policies

Experiences from LCA4Regions project

  • Alessandro Dacomo, Coordinator Regional Environmental Authority at Lombardy Region
  • Elsa Nunes, from IrRADIARE and on behalf of CIMBAL

Assessing the CO2 saving potential of reuse 

  • Oscar Planells, RREUSE 

 LCA and waste policies: the LIFE RethinkWASTE example 

  • David Font Vivanco, Ecointelligentgrowth 

Moderated by: Fritz Balkau, Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation 


Coffee break 

Focus on good practices: Improving green public procurement performances with life cycle instruments

Experiences from LCA4Regions project

  • Sandra Elia Hurtado, DRyMA Department, Navarra Region
  • Albin Pintar, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia


Discussion panel 2: Skills and training needs for sustainable regions

Experiences from LCA4Regions project 

  • Pekka Maijala, Pyhäjärvi Institute 
  • Jolanta Dvarioniene, Kaunas University of Technology 
  • Adam Szymanski, Lodzkie Region 

Setting the basis for Centres of Vocational Excellence on green economy, the 3LoE experience 

  • Ivana Russiello, Sistemi Formativi Confindustria  

 Moderated by: Francesco Lembo, ACR+


Networking lunch


How the LCA4Regions project is having an impact on regional policies 

Round of presentations of LCA4Regions partners Action Plans: discussion on impacts and follow-up actions 

 Moderated by: Fritz Balkau, Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation