Fast-tracking a Circular Economy in the EU

A number of key initiatives and actions have been put forward since the adoption of the Circular Economy Package. The recently revised legislative framework for waste that includes new targets for waste management and recycling, the EU Strategy for Plastics, the Single-use plastics Directive and the circular economy monitoring framework are some important examples. 

In the wake of these developments in the EU policy landscape, a number of member states have also adopted strategies and government-wide programmes for a circular economy. 

Despite these advancements in EU and national level policy, achieving a large-scale industrial ‘circular’ transformation is by no means an easy task and there are multiple challenges that need to be resolved in the coming years. With a new five-year policy cycle on the horizon, this conference will take stock of actions on advancing a circular economy and discuss priorities for the new Commission and European Parliament.

The event is co-organised by CEPS and GLOBE EU, and will take place in the European Parliament.


In order to register for this event you may follow this link.

March 2019



Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy
Member of the European Parliament
Bas Eickhout
Member of the European Parliament
Jyrki Katainen
Vice-President, European Commission
Janez Potočnik
Co-Chair, UN International Resource Panel
Vasileios Rizos
Research Fellow and Head of Sustainable Resources and Circular Economy,CEPS
Luc Triangle
Secretary General, IndustryAll
Carolien van Brunschot
Manager, Circular Economy, WBCSDF
Harriet Tiemens
Vice-Mayor, City of Nijmegen
Eline Boon
Senior Policy Analyst, Ellen MacArthur Foundation


Sirpa Pietikäinen
Member of the European Parliament, President of GLOBE EU
Benedek Jávor
Member of the European Parliament

Fast-tracking a Circular Economy in the EU

March 2019
European Parliament, room PHS4B001