Europe discusses to consider the circular economy as an enabler to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda


The European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee hosted the 2019 European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference on March 6 and 7 in Brussels.

This conference build on the success of the 2018 event, which was titled “Delivering on the Circular Economy – What’s next?” and followed the same format with two days in a row.

The first day, hosted by the Europan Commission, policy-makers and business leaders explored the action plan as a successful framework for the transition, while discussing what policies could allow Europe to capitalize on the current global momentum.

It also widened the discussion to consider the circular economy as an enabler to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

Hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee, the last day was prepared jointly with the Coordination Group members of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform.

This day featured eight different participatory workshops, whose purpose was to share successes and identify new challenges.

Market lounges, networking tables, a cultural program and showcases of circular use of materials also provided further opportunities for networking to participants.