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The circular economy in lifelong learning 

Tuesday 4 June at 11.00-12.30


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We want to challenge everyone to consider what type of world we want to create. What is the new normal? We have to change our way of thinking, doing and learning. Education and lifelong learning will be vital to enabling systemic change in society. However, in this session we ask if our current knowledge, know-how and understanding are at the level required to create a circular economy society, to use circular economy solutions and to tackle challenges. The session will also create a vision for lifelong circular economy learning with the help of inspiring experts and the audience.

11.00 Opening words
Introduction to Finnish circular economy education
Nani Pajunen, Leading Specialist, Sitra 
Riitta Silvennoinen, Specialist, Sitra
Ken WebsterSenior lecturer, University of Exeter Centre for the Circular EconomySee the presentation
Panel discussion: The circular economy in lifelong learning – a dream or reality?
Alan Organschi, Principal and Partner, Gray Organschi Architecture
Millie Yoshida, Recent graduate, Yale University 
Ken WebsterSenior lecturer, University of Exeter Centre for the Circular Economy
Bruno OberleProfessor and Chair of Green Economy and Resource Governance, EPFL
PaavaniWSSC Student Ambassador for India
Closing words
12.30 Session ends


Nora Clinton, Higher Education Network Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Monika Koncz-MacKenzie, Learning Innovation Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation See the presentation



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