The event's topic stems from project's observations and conclusions. Waste recovery has been identified as a flagship issue when it comes to industrial symbiosis. There is still a huge price gap between primary and secondary raw materials, absence of secondary raw material market, lack of financial instruments and poor knowledge about this concept among employees as well as management. Therefore the aim of the event is to bring together relevant stakeholders, share the room for open discussions and exchange opinion, good practices and knowledge.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Venue: House of the European Union (Dunajska cesta 20, SI-1000 Ljubljana)

8h30 – 9h00 Registration

9h00 – 9h15 Welcome remarks

 • Alenka Smerkolj, Minister without portfolio responsible for Development, Strategic Projects and Cohesion (TBC)

9h15 – 11h15 Separation and waste recovery – closing the gap between primary and secondary raw materials

 • Tanja Bolte, Director General of Environment Directorate, Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia

• Rachel Lombardi, Director of Business Development, International Synergies, United Kingdom

• Arno Behrens, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Sustainable Resources, Centre for European Policy Studies, Belgium

• Susanne Fischer, Research Unit Circular Economy, Wuppertal Institute, Germany

11h15 – 11h45 Coffee break

11h45 – 13h15 Good practices from Europe

 • Ernesto Hartikainen, SITRA, Finland

13h15 – 15h00 Lunch break

15h00 – 16h30 Good practices from Slovenia

 • Alenka Mauko Pranjić, Slovenian national building and civil engineering, Slovenia

• Mateja Mešl, Project “Cel.Cycle”, Slovenia

• Alenka Burja, Environmental Consulting, Slovenia

19h00 Networking evening

Venue address: Dunajska cesta 20, SI-1000 Ljubljana (see the map).


Wednesday, 22 November 2017 

Venue: National Museum of Slovenia (Maistrova 1, SI-1000 Ljubljana)

9h00 – 10h30 Financial instruments for encouraging industrial symbiosis

 • Tea Pirih, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenia

• Gregor Umek, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Slovenia

• Hinko Šolinc, EKO Fund, Slovenia

• Mateja Lavrič, Kolektor Venture

10h30 Departure to Aquapark Atlantis

11h00 Study visit / Field visit to:

• Aquapark Atlantis (shared heating system)

• VIPAP Krško (paper industry)

17h00 Wrap up and conclusions

18h00 Dinner

Venue address: Maistrova 1, SI-1000 Ljubljana (see the map

To register at the event, please send an e-mail to Mr. Dejan Hribar ([email protected]), including name, surname, institution and country.