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Date : Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Boosting Circularity among SMEs event

Industry, Enterprise and Single Market
Date: Thursday, 06 December 2018 10:00 - Friday, 07 December 2018 18:00

Venue: The Egg Rue Bara 175 1070 Brussels Belgium

The European Commission adopted an ambitious Circular Economy Package to stimulate Europe's transition towards a circular economy. To enable a fast transition towards a circular economy economic actors, local-and regional-authorities, should connect the ecosystem, especially to support SMEs.

SMEs are the backbone of the European economy. If they want to survive and prosper they certainly have to become also the backbone of a sustainable, low-carbon circular economy. Indeed, given their economic importance and their accumulated environmental impact, there cannot be an effective transition towards a circular economy without European SMEs.

Based on this understanding, in 2017, the European Commission has started a pilot project financed by the European Parliament with the title “Boosting the Circular Economy among SMEs in Europe”. The project delivered capacity building for selected SME support organisations, green solution providers and regional authorities on circular economy, resource efficiency and eco-innovation.

On December 6th and 7th 2018, the European Commission will hold a two-day event to take stock of this pilot project with the objective to share with a wider audience the lessons learned and to discuss the future needs of SMEs in their progress towards the circular economy.

The target audience of the event are interested circular companies, circular solution providers, SMEs, corporates, SME support organisations, regional and local authorities, investors, banks and funding agencies. The participants of the pilot project will also attend.

The event will include round-tables, workshops, networking and interactive sessions that will directly help:  

  • SMEs and corporates to boost their business and become more circular;
  • SME support organisations (e.g. industry associations, chambers of commerce) to deliver services to help SMEs adopt circular economy practices;
  • and local-and regional authorities to boost the transition towards a circular economy in their region.

The European Commission is organising this event together with KPMG, CSR Netherlands and Circle Economy.

Attend the event to:

  • Join forces to foster a green circular economy in Europe through capacity building, networking and exchanging innovative solutions.
  • Boost the transition through matchmaking with circular innovations, creating circular business models, calculating the profit of circularity and sessions by experts on how help SMEs to adopt circular practices.
  • Bridge the gap by gaining and sharing knowledge on how to help SMEs to become more circular.

With any questions concerning this event please contact:

Carlo Cuijpers, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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The Egg Rue Bara 175 1070 Brussels Belgium


All Dates

  • From Thursday, 06 December 2018 10:00 to Friday, 07 December 2018 18:00

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