Annual Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference

Hybrid | 27th until 28th of February 2023

The Annual Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference with the title ‘The circular economy: a driver for sustainable recovery, open strategic autonomy and resilience’ is being co-organised, as every year, by the EESC and the European Commission.

The two-day in hybrid mode event will be an occasion to present the circular economy as a key factor to build resource independency and resilience while keeping policy objectives linked to sustainable consumption and production.

Registration in person or online is now open.


The Conference Agenda

  • Day 1 will be hosted by the Commission and present innovative regulations and initiatives, showcase best practices of EU-funded projects and schemes and explore future developments in circular economy policies in the EU. The afternoon’s technical parallel sessions will discuss the transition to safe-and-sustainable chemicals, the European automotive industry driving towards circularity and the environmental and social impacts of global textiles value chains.
  • Day 2 will be organised by the EESC and discuss biodiversity and climate and resilience for Europe.
  • The ‘Networking Village‘ will showcase a selection of Good Practices, concrete initiatives or circular business models. Twenty online and ten on-site exhibitors will bring their work to an audience of about 500 participants. A unique opportunity to pitch projects and matchmaking opportunities.