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The European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee will host the 2019 European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference on March 6 and 7 in Brussels.
The 2019 conference will build on the success of the 2018 event, which was titled Delivering on the Circular Economy – What's next?. It gathered 650 participants on Day 1 and 350 on Day 2. The first day provided an avenue for high-level political discussion, in particular on the implementation of Circular Economy Action Plan, the second day allowed for the gathering ofperspectives from civil society organisations present.
This year, a similar format will be followed:
Day 1, to be hosted by the Europan Commission, will explore the action plan as a successful framework for the transition, while discussing policies to capitalise on the current global momentum. It will also widen the discussion to consider the circular economy as an enabler to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Day 2 will be hosted by the EESC and is being prepared jointly with the Coordination Group members of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform. This day will feature eight different participatory workshops, whose purpose is to share successes and identify new challenges.
There will also be further opportunities to network with market lounges, networking tables, a cultural program and showcases of creative and circular use of materials.