Q&A sessions Circular Economy for Dutch representations

Do you want to start or intensify circular economy activities in your country? Join one of the 1-hour Q&A sessions about Circular Economy by RVO and Holland Circular Hotspot (HCH) on November 25th and meet the team! With contributions from The Netherlands embassies in France, Australia and Slovakia.

In the Q&A sessions RVO and Holland Circular Hotspot will share their latest circular insights from The Netherlands that could help to create a fertile ground for circular investments and collaboration. Representatives of embassies and consulates will be present to talk about their experiences with international knowledge exchange and cooperation in the field of circular economy.

More importantly we want to know what your questions are and will do our best to answer them in the session. After the event we will make a document with the main questions & answers to spread through the embassy network.

This session is dedicated to and exclusive for Dutch embassies, consulates and other economic representations.

Below you find the programme, registration link and additional information about the Circular Booster HCH developed for Dutch representative offices.

Find the slides of the sessions here:

Session 1: HCH Q&A Nov25_DEF_session1

Session 2: HCH Q&A Nov25_DEF-session2


Programme & registration

Moderator: Jasmijn Snippe, co-ordinator Sector accounts & Advisor team Strategy & Development  at RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency)

  • Introduction by Freek van Eijk, CEO of Holland Circular Hotspot (HCH)
  • Together towards international cooperation by Claire Hooft- Graafland, senior advisor RVO
  • Guided tour HCH website and toolbox by Diana de Graaf, Communication & Community development (HCH)
  • Circular Economy Experiences, representatives of Netherlands embassies reflect on their circular activities and cooperation with HCH and RVO, with:

Session 1:

Dai Forterre, senior Policy Officer economic affairs of The Netherlands Embassy in Australia.

Martijn Lambarts, Deputy Head at Netherlands Embassy in Bratislava and Denisa Rášová, Project Officer Circular Economy Platform Slovakia.

Session 2:

Martijn Lambarts, Deputy Head at Netherlands Embassy in Bratislava and Denisa Rášová, Project Officer Circular Economy Platform Slovakia.

Leontine Schijf, Senior Advisor Circular Economy of Netherlands Embassy in France.

  • Open mic (30 mins): opportunity to ask questions via chat, answers from the HCH/RVO team



Please register for the session of your choice and you will receive a Zoom link to the meeting.

Do you already have questions for us? Please include them in the registration form.

Session 1: Nov 25, 2020 09:00 – 10:00 Amsterdam/CET

Session 2: Nov 25, 2020 16:00 – 17:00 Amsterdam/CET

Circular Booster Programme

In 2020 in light of the impact of the pandemic Holland Circular Hotspot developed the online Circular Booster Programme, made to measure for Dutch representative offices. It consists of the following elements:

  • two-pager country report with 3 selected circular opportunities areas,
  • extended supportive webpage on HCH website,
  • dedicated webinar on one of the opportunity areas in anticipation of future physical follow-up events.

The programme has been rolled out in Belgium, France and Germany and is now expanding to three other continents. See our Spotlight countries page for a preview or look back at the HCH country webinars: