Annual Conference 2023: Recovery, Open Strategic Autonomy and Resilience
Date: 27 and 28 February 2023
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Commission will host the 2023 European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference on 27 and 28 February 2023, in hybrid mode. The Conference will bring together Europe’s biggest circular economy stakeholders to focus on the role of the circular economy in driving the sustainable recovery, open strategic autonomy and resilience. The event will be an opportunity to present the circular economy as a key factor in building resource independence and resilience while ensuring that policy objectives are linked to sustainable consumption and production.
Circular economy principles allow for sustainable development by decoupling economic growth from resource use and environmental impact. The principles of ‘do no harm’ and ‘build back better’ couldn’t be more in line with the circular economy, which contributes to economic and social resilience as well as to the green and digital transition. EU initiatives on circularity, ecodesign and waste prevention will also bolster efforts to achieve zero pollution, biodiversity protection and restoration, and climate goals.
The event will focus on stakeholders’ views in a series of sessions and two interactive workshops. The sessions and workshops will be grouped under two main topics: