Summer training course on circular economy: policies and practices

Summer training course on circular economy: policies and practices

From 03 July 2017 09:00 until 05 July 2017 13:30

At VIU Campus, San Servolo Island, Venice, Italy VIU Campus, San Servolo Island, Venice, Italy

Categories: ACR+ Events

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From 3 to 5 July 2017 ACR+ and Venice International University organised the Summer training course on circular economy: policies and practices.

This three-day training course gathered representatives of public authorities at national and local level, and representatives of the private sector and consultancies, providing them with an overview on the EU Circular Economy policies and practices as well as with a practical guide for their implementation at national, regional and local level.

High-level international experts/practitioners presented case studies/best practices related to, among the others: resource management, SME’s support, behavioural change, legal and economic instruments.

 

The course

The course included lectures, workshops and site visits addressing the topic of circular economy policies and practices, with the aim of providing participants with practical advices and guidelines on how to implement circular economy at national, regional and local level. Some cases have been presented, in particular strategies implemented in China, Brussels, and Scotland. The presence of Professor David Peck was appreciated, not only for his knowledge but also for challenging the presentations and providing food for thought along with other presenters’ interventions.

Plastics were also at the core of the discussions on the second day, with presentations of German cases and a study visit to ACR+ member Contarina. The third and final day completed the picture by making links with the collaborative economy and highlighting the importance of public procurement as a tool to leverage circular solutions and stimulating innovation.

The workshops gave the opportunity to work in small groups on exercises related to territorial mapping, stakeholders’ engagement and project development. These exercises were adaptable enough to be easily replicable in the participants’ territories and put forward the importance of building bridges between the various stakeholders of a territory in order to build efficient circular economy strategies.

Programme

 

Day 1

 

Day 2

 

 Day 3

  • Circular economy policies and strategies (lectures)
  • Making the most of a territory’s assets and anticipating local challenges (workshop)
 
  • Strategic focus: plastics value chain (lectures)
  • Engaging stakeholders (workshop)
  • Contarina, front-runner on resource management (visit)
 
  • Activating the demand side: collaborative economy and public procurement (lectures)
  • Developing concrete projects (workshop)
Download the programme.

 

Speakers

 
PECK 200   GULLAND 200     GLAZ 200

David PECK

Professor
Delft University
of Technology

 

Iain GULLAND

Chief Executive
Zero Waste Scotland

 

Timothy GLAZ

Head of Corporate Affairs
Werner & Mertz

RINCON 200   GEET 200   PRUMMEL 200

María RINCÓN LIÉVANA

Policy Officer
DG Environment, European Commission

 

Cuno VAN GEET

Sustainable Procurement Consultant
Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment

 

Joan PRUMMEL

Circular Procurement Facilitator Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment

SCHMITZ 200    LEI 200   HAIN 200 

Helmut SCHMITZ

Director Communication and Public Affairs
Der Grune Punkt - Duales System Holding GmbH

 

Shi LEI

Professor
Tsinghua University

 

Louise HAIN

Eco-counsellor
Ouishare

MICHEAUX NAUDET 200        

Philippe MICHEAUX NAUDET

Senior Project Manager
ACR+

   

 

Venue

Venue

The Training was held at the premises of the Venice International University (VIU) on the island of San Servolo in the Venice Lagoon and 10 minutes boat ride from Piazza San Marco.

More information available on the CEN website.

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