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Events | PlasCarb

Circular Economy: European Priority - No time to waste!

Brussels, Belgium

Co-hosted by Members of the European Parliament:

Dario Tamburrano (EFDD), Renata Briano (S&D), Benedek Jávor (Greens/EFA)

Florenz Karl-Heinz (EPP), Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy (ALDE), Mark Demesmaeker (ECR), Iosu Juaristi Abaunz (GUE/NGL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-organised with:

ACR+, AICA, ZWE, EEB

 

 

European Parliament – Room A1E2

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

14h30 – 19h30

 

14h00                    Registration & Welcome Coffee

 

14h30 – 14h50    Welcome Speeches

14h30 – 14h40    Organising MEPs: Dario Tamburrano, Renata Briano, Benedek Jávor

14h40 – 14h50    Luxembourg Ministry for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure – Head of Environment Agency – Robert Schmit

 

14h50 – 15h30    Setting the Scene (chair: Benedek Jávor)

14h50 – 15h00    “Outcomes of the European Public Consultation” – EU Commission – Deputy Head of Unit A1: Eco-innovation and Circular Economy: Karolina D’Cunha

15h00 – 15h10    “The Circular Economy in Europe”ACR+ – Secretary General: Françoise Bonnet

15h10 – 15h20    “Setting the right priorities: Towards a fact-based Circular Economy” – Circular Economy Coalition for Europe: Prof. Dr. Christoph Scharff

15h20 – 15h35    Q&A

15h35 – 15h45    Interview with Roberto Cavallo (“the Waste Specialist”) Main interpreter of “100kg less – Recipes for a dustbin diet” (chair: Dario Tamburrano)

15h45 – 17h45    Roundtable Discussions “Towards the New Circular Economy Strategy”

15h45 – 16h45    Roundtable A) Extraction of resources; Design, Production, Distribution and Consumption of goods (chair: Dario Tamburrano)

Moderator:

EAPN – Director – Barbara Helfferich

MEPs

S&D: Massimo Paolucci

Greens/EFA: Benedek Jávor

EFDD: Piernicola Pedicini

Stakeholders:

ECOS: Energy Policy Officer, Standardisation – Christoforos Spiliotopoulos

Business Europe: Adviser on Industrial Affairs – Jan Bambas

AICA: Editor in chief for envi.info – Emanuela Rosio

ZWE: Executive Director – Joan-Marc Simon

 16h35-16h45      Q&A

 16h45-17h45      Roundtable B) Repair, Reuse, Waste Management and Recycling (chair: Renata Briano)

Moderator:

EAPN – Director – Barbara Helfferich

 

MEPs:

EPP: Karl-Heinz Florenz

ECR: Mark Demesmaeker

ALDE: Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy

GUE: Iosu Juaristi Abaunz

Stakeholders:

EEB: Policy Officer on Waste- Piotr Barczak

FEAD: Secretary General – Nadine De Greef

Municipal Waste Europe: Secretary General – Vanya Veras

RREUSE: Director – Michal Len

17h35-17h45      Q&A

 

17h45 – 18h05    Way forward to the New Circular Economy Strategy (chair: Dario Tamburrano): Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries: Karmenu Vella

18h05 – 19h20    Best practices …in a Movie (chair: Dario Tamburrano): Screening of “100 kilos less – Recipes for a dustbin diet

19h25 – 19h30    Final Remarks and conclusions by hosting MEPs

19h30                   Reception

 

To register please send an email to francesca.davoli@envi.info

Places are limited, register by Monday 19th of October.

If you do not have an accreditation badge to the European Parliament, please send also the following details: family name – first name – date of birth – nationality – type of ID card – ID card/passport number

 

Registration desk the day of the event

Where: Place Luxembourg, Espace Léopold opposite the Altiero Spinelli entrance.

What time: between 13h30 and 15h00 (after that, please contact the numbers reported below);

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How to get there:

Metro: line 2 towards Elisabeth, get out at Trône and walk to Parliament (5 min); line 1 or 5 to Maelbeek and walk to Parliament (10 min).

Bus: number 27, 34, 38, 80, 95, 12 to/from the airport (after 8pm number 21), 22, 27, 64. Bus stop: Lussembourg

Train: there are different ways depending on which station you are travelling from:

  • Bruxelles-Luxembourg station is opposite the main Parliament building.
  • Bruxelles-Central: connection via bus number 38 (towards Héros), Luxembourg stop or metro connection (lines 1 or 5) to Maelbeek;
  • Bruxelles-Midi stations: take metro line 2 (towards Elisabeth), stop at Trône.

What to bring: the ID card you provided for your registration;

 

Key contacts:

Tamburrano MEP (office): +32 228 47524

Simona Suardi (mobile): +32 485424733

 

 

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