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.

Join us on Feb. 28th in our session ‘Achieving EU’s climate & biodiversity goals through circular construction’ at Annual Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference with pioneering entrepreneurs and senior policy experts who are driving the circular transition in the built environment.


– Opening by Freek van Eijk, Holland Circular Hotspot Director and European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform Coordination Group Co-chair
– Intro on Circular Economy in the EU Construction Sector – Emma Gervasi, Holland Circular Hotspot
– Keynote Speech by Josefina Lindblom, Senior Policy Officer – @DG ENVI
– Best Practices from EU’s circular construction sector with Caterina Rocca – ROCKWOOL Group, Dr Christine Lamaitre – DGNB German Sustainable Building Council, Dutch Circular Viaduct by Joan Prummel – Rijkswaterstaat
– Panel discussion with EU policy experts Josefina Lindblom, DG Environment and Laetitia Aumont, European Environmental Bureau, moderated by Arthur ten Wolde, Ecopreneur

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