REDUCES - 6th Interregional Meeting and Learning Event

DAY 1 – Thursday 28 April 2022 - Manchester Metropolitan University


09.00 – 9.15 Coffee & Registration

9.15 Welcome to Manchester

Manchester Met’s Sustainability Commitments: Prof Liz Price, Head of Sustainability, Manchester Met University (or Prof Paul Hooper – tbc)

Greater Manchester Policy Context
Sarah Mellor, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Oldham Policy Context: Dave Catherall, Oldham Council

9.30 REDUCES overview for the day

Russell Yates, Manchester Met University & Jenni Suominen, Turku University of Applied Sciences

9.45 Overview of Regional Actions

REDUCES partners introduce briefly their identified Actions and inspiration from REDUCES

5 minutes per partner

10.15 Parallel Workshops

Partners and stakeholders will pre-register for participation in one workshop (per person – it is possible for regions to participate in more than one):

  • Education & Skills
  • Industry/Sector/Supply Chains
  • Construction & Housing
  • Textiles
  • CE Business support and development
  • Public Procurement

Each workshop will be facilitated to:

  • Ensure lessons learned are captured
  • Strengthen practical implementation via additional peer support
  • Identification of additional linkages from within the partnership
  • Developing ideas and next steps in regions
  • Potential for future collaborations (bilateral or multi partner)

There will be a break for coffee during the workshops at a natural time for each group. Groups will then continue and finalise workshop

12.30 Group Feedback, Summary, Discussion

13.00 Lunch & Networking

14.15 Site Visits – partners and stakeholders can select from

SUEZ collection, reuse and repair shops

Print City (MMU) (3D printing of products made from recycled plastics & recycled concrete)

Manchester Fashion Institute: Towards Sustainable Fashion

Others to be confirmed

17.00 Free Time

20.00 Dinner

DAY 2 - Friday 29 April 2022 – Manchester Metropolitan University

REDUCES EB meeting (Please note that this is an internal project meeting. Regional stakeholders are welcome to participate but focus of the meeting is more in internal discussion and project activities).

09.30 – 12.00

09.30-10.30 Administrative & Content issues / Timo Mieskonen

  • e.g. budget issues, planning the Phase II monitoring and learning activities
  • Finalizing the Action Plan process in each region – what needs to be done?
  • Sending the final survey

10.30-12.00 Workshop on Lessons learned publication and policy recommendation report / Evert-Jan & Jenni

  • Joint discussion and planning the content


12.30 Lunch

13.30 – one to one meetings as needed