After 3.5 years of intensive research and analysis, the two sister projects DYNAMIX and POLFREE projects, both funded by the European Commission FP7 program, will come to a close in March 2016. Therefore, the main research results and messages on policy mixes for a resource efficient EU from the two projects were presented and discussed in the context of resource efficiency beyond a circular economy.
Overall, 134 experts from 16 countries participated in the final conference, representing business (25%), policy (17%), academia (37%), civil society organisations (17%) and other (including international organisations, 4%).
We would like to thank all participants for the contributions and the lively debates in the working groups.
For further information please find below
- a report from the joint final conference,
- the presentations given during the conference,
- the posters presented,
- the final agenda,
- the list of participants, and
- a certificate about the sustainability of the catering.
The above photos show (bottom) an impression from the conference audience, (top) the panelists from a panel discussion on CEP with business representatives (from right to left):
- Gerald Berger, Vienna University of Economics and Business, conference moderator (no panelist)
- Cristiaan Prins, Director of European External Affairs, Unilever
- Annick Carpentier, Sustainability Director, Eurometaux
- Patricia Vangheluwe, Director Consumer & Environmental Affairs, PlasticsEurope
- Gary Crawford, Vice President International Affairs, Veolia
- Arthur ten Wolde, Manager Public Affairs Circular Economy‐ De Groene Zaak,
- Sustainable Business Association Netherland
- Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers, Ecologic Institute, Coordinator DYNAMIX project (no panelist)
and (middle - photo taken by Pawel Kazmierczyk) the panelists from a panel discussion on "Does the new CE package has the right policy instruments/
mixes to achieve the transition to a resource efficient Europe?" (from right to left):
- Christophe Yvetot , Director of UNIDO Representational Office to the EU
- Natalia Matting, Circular Economy, Sustainable industrial policy‐ DG Growth EU
- Paul Ekins, Professor and Director of the Institute of Sustainable Resources at
- University College London
- Andreas Versmann, Policy Officer, European Economic and Social Committee
- Vanya Veras, Secretary General, Municipal Waste Europe