About the EU Circular Talks
The EU Circular Talks is a new exchange concept of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform. It aims to encourage stakeholders to interact and discuss the circular economy topics in the platform.
Stakeholders initiate the topics themselves. These can take multiple forms of online events; workshops, seminars, debates or Q&As. These are followed by discussions directly via the platform's communication channels. The #EUCircularTalks uses all the communication channels to inform the community and foster the debate on the circular economy. The results of each EU Circular Talk is summarised and published on the ECESP platform.
The workshop will take place on 16 June from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. CEST.
Moving to more circular economy models is one of the European circular economic community's main objectives today. This transition promises a brighter future for the European economy. By helping to decouple economic growth from resource use and its impacts, the circular economy offers the prospect of real sustainable development.
Industrial Symbiosis is a way to achieve a more sustainable and integrated industrial system, which identifies business opportunities that leverage underutilised resources. Stakeholders in related sectors collaborate in order to reuse residues and use by-products properly, and find innovative ways to optimise inputs.
EIT Community Circular Economy, CircLean and the ECESP are holding a #EUCircularTalks to identify the main challenges and potential solutions related to Industrial Symbiosis. The event will discuss topics such as innovation, policy options and the market.
09.30 - 09.40 Opening remarks & welcome
Ignacio Calleja, EIT Community
Mira-Maria Kontkanen, European Economic and Social Committee
09:40 - 10.15 Perspective from the European Commission
Olga Pozlevic, DG Grow - Circlean
Anita Matic, DG ENV - Industrial symbiosis and IED
Jürgen Tiedje, DG RTD - Hub for circularity
10.15 - 10.30 Industrial symbiosis
Rachel Lombardi, International Synergies
10.30 - 10.45 Open discussion
10.45 - 11.00 Innovation for Industrial Symbiosis
Klaus Sommer, KHSommer Consulting
11.00 - 11.15 Open discussion
11.15 - 11.30 Policies for Industrial Symbiosis
Cristian Matti, EIT Climate KIC
11.30 - 11.45 Open discussion
11.45 - 12.00 Market barriers and Opportunities
Teresa Domenech, UCL
12.00 - 12.15 Open discussion
12.15 - 12.30 Closing remarks
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