Circular Economy across European Regions: Synergies and Complementarities

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 10:30
Knowledge Transfer Network


This free to attend workshop hosted by the H2020 funded project SCREEN (Synergic CirculaR Economy across European regioNs) aims to bring together European stakeholders from across the Circular Economy sector to share some of the excellence and best practice of a number of regional initiatives and state-of-the-art regarding innovative approaches developed in H2020 projects. We are delighted that a representative from the European Commission will join us for this event.


In the morning session you will hear from representatives from Scotland / UK, Frysland / Netherlands, Denmark and Lombardy / Italy, giving an insight into latest Circular Economy and Smart Specialisation thinking and approaches in their regions.


In the afternoon session, a number of European Circular Economy projects and initiatives, will share latest state-of-the art thinking on approaches to achieving a Circular Economy such as remanufacturing and new business models. The presentation will be followed by round table discussions, which will allow a deeper conversation on cross-regional opportunities, value chains, synergies and business models / finance. You will be able to choose your top three round table discussion topics on the registration form.


There will be an exhibition / networking area throughout the day and attendees representing Circular Economy projects / initiatives are invited to bring pull-up banners / posters / flyers. If you would like to exhibit, please indicate this on the registrations form.


The day will close with a networking reception with canapes and drinks. 

Download the flyer here>> 


Provisional Programme Agenda                 





Arrival and registration




Claire Claessen, Head of European Programmes, KTN


European perspective: Circular Economy strategy in the context of Smart Specialisation and Horizon 2020

Keti Medarova-Bergstrom, EASME


Interregional cooperation: Project SCREEN

Carlo Polidori, Project Coordinator, SCREEN 


Session 1: Best practice and lessons from European Regions

Examples from Scotland, Denmark, Netherlands and Italy


Lunch break


Session 2: Innovation in Circular Economy Approaches Presentations from European Circular Economy projects and initiatives

European Remanufacturing Network / WRAP / BLC3 / Climate-KIC


Tea / Coffee break



Session 3: Round table discussions


Feedback from groups



Next steps

 Claire Claessen, KTN


Networking and drinks


Who should attend

The event is suitable for businesses and organisations with an interest in circular economy, sustainability, resource efficiency, and smart specialisation.


Other events of interest

There is a workshop on the 22 November, also hosted by SCREEN at the same venue entitled ‘Circular Economy across European regions: Building New Collaborations through Horizon 2020.’ Please note: Registration is separate for the event on the 22nd, places are limited and travel should not be booked until your place is confirmed. This workshop is organised in collaboration with the UK’s National Contact Point for H2020 for Societal Challenge 5 and the European Enterprise Network. It is aimed at attendees who are serious about applying and developing project ideas relevant to the forthcoming 2018 H2020 calls for Circular Economy. The event will specifically focus on brokering collaborations for H2020 proposals and offer support on proposal preparation and consortium development.


For more information, and to register, visit:


Please Note: This event will be photographed for use for the SCREEN project and a videographer will be present throughout the day.

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