The new Circular Economy Package that was published by the European Commission at the end of 2015 aims at stimulating the transition to a more sustainable, circular economy that will help to boost global competitiveness, foster sustainable economic growth and generate new jobs. This Policy Dialogue will explore the potential for Europe, including the types of jobs and growth that the transition to a circular economy could create, as well as the role of the EU in stimulating and supporting this transition. Following a keynote speech by Jyrki Katainen European Commission Vice-President, for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, we will hear real-life examples and facts and figures from representatives of different sectors of society. The debate and Q&A session will be moderated by EPC Senior Policy Analyst Annika Hedberg.
European Commission Vice-President
for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
Director, McKinsey Center for Business and Environment
Senior Representative, Green Alliance
Director, Resource-wise and carbon-neutral society, Finnish Innovation Fund (Sitra)
Head, Zero Waste in the Scottish Government
Sustainability Director, Confederation of European Paper Industries
The event is organized by European Policy Center, supported by Sitra, The Finnish Innovation Fund.
Venue and time:
Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9, 1000 Brussels
15.00-17.00 (followed by a cocktail reception; registration as from 14.40)
The event is by invitation only.