Posted on 05 November 2019
Discuss and meet other people working for a circular economy and a living planet.
A Circular Economy in Central & Eastern Europe: a virtual conference November 26-27
. Can a circular economy save the planet? Join us to find out! Seven countries will come together in this virtual space to share, discuss and act together: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine. Discuss and meet other people working for a circular economy and a living planet. WWFCEE in partnership with Impact Hub
and others invite you to A Circular Economy in Central & Eastern Europe
. This conference is FREE for participants
and the online program will be live and streaming on November 26th, from 16.00 to 19.00 CET, November 27th, from 17.00 to 20.00 CET, and November 28th from 9.00 to 12.30 CET.
Participants will be able to choose one or more of the following three tracks:
Secure your spot online NOW!
- About circular economy & regional cases (November 26th, from 16.00 to 19.00 CET)
- Circular living, working & design (November 27th, from 17.00 to 20.00 CET)
- Sustainability & planetary boundaries (November 28th, from 9.00 to 12.30 CET)
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of this interactive, dedicated cross-border collaboration! Find out more details about the conference HERE
- Tünde Fritzson-Bajdor, CEO at SWAPPIS
- Norbert Kurilla, State Secretary at Slovak Ministry of Environment & Vice-chair at OECD Green Action Task Force
- Harald Friedl, CEO at Circle Economy
- Rambo Amadeus, artist and sustainable entrepreneur
- Ivanka Milenkovic, general manager at EKOFUNGI
- Eva Karlsson, CEO at Houdini Sportswear AB
- Gerard Roemers, Senior Consultant & Cities Team lead at Metabolic
- Justus Kammueller, Circular Economy & Planetary Boundaries at WWF Germany
If you are interested in having an enhanced learning experience, you are invited to indicate upon registration
that you want to be part of the team harvesting key insights. You will have the opportunity to partake in a Doodle workshop by Think Visual to capture learnings visually and creatively. There will be an online purposeful networking session on Tuesday, during which you can foster connections with interesting participants based on the profile you indicate. In Zagreb, Sofia and Belgrade there will be physical events during which you can participate in stakeholder mapping and collaborate with professionals from the field to answer the question: how could we establish a circular economy in the region?
A circular economy
is an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources. Circular systems employ reuse, sharing, repair, refurbishment, remanufacturing and recycling to create a close-loop system, minimising the use of resource inputs and the creation of waste, pollution and carbon emissions. The circular economy aims to keep products, equipment and infrastructure in use for longer, thus improving the productivity of these resources. All 'waste' should become 'food' for another process: either a by-product or recovered resource for another industrial process, or as regenerative resources for nature, e.g. compost. This regenerative approach is in contrast to the traditional linear economy, which has a 'take, make, dispose' model of production. Proponents of the circular economy suggest that a sustainable world does not mean a drop in the quality of life for consumers, and can be achieved without loss of revenue or extra costs for manufacturers. The argument is that circular business models can be as profitable as linear models, allowing us to keep enjoying similar products and services. Definition source: Wikipedia