Following the Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference held in Brussels on 9-10 March 2017, the Commission and the EESC jointly launched the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform.
The European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform will be a "network of networks" going beyond sectorial activities and highlighting cross-sector opportunities and challenges. The Platform will be a hub gathering knowledge on circular economy and a place for dialogue among stakeholders. It will be structured as follows:
- Pillar I: Policy dialogue gathering stakeholders' input and views.
- Pillar II: A Coordination Group that will bring together circular economy-related multistakeholders networks/platforms;groupings/organisations of businesses, of trade unions and from the civil society; networks of national, regional and local public authorities/bodies and organisations from the knowledge and research communities, think-tanks, universities.
- Pillar III: Website as a virtual venue for dissemination of circular economy-related content such as national strategies and good practices. The website will also feature a dynamic database with contacts, published studies and events relevant to circular economy.
The Commission and the EESC are calling for applications for the selection of existing networks (or similar grouping organisations) as members of the Coordination Group of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform.
Submission of expressions of interest is done through an online application form. The deadline for the submission is 31.08.2017.
For more information, please see the link.