Invitation to the 25th EEAC Annual Conference // 12 October 2017

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 25th EEAC Annual Conference, entitled ‘Towards the 2030 Agenda and beyond: European cooperation within a new citizensscience- policy interface’. The conference will take place on 12 October 2017 in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

The present political and societal atmosphere and the changing interface between science, policy and society set the scene for all our work on sustainability. We therefore need renewed and shared inspiration for European cooperation that goes beyond borders, silos and institutional barriers in order to drive forward the 2030 Agenda. The 25th EEAC Annual Conference will be dedicated to these needs.

The conference will provide you with a stimulating environment for knowledge-sharing through keynote speeches by internationally recognised experts and politicians, as well as round-table interactions. These round tables will be led by prominent EEAC members, and each will address a specific policy domain related to sustainable development and/or the environment.

A range of international experts, scientists and politicians have confirmed their presence at the conference. Amongst them is First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans. The jubilee conference will take place on the 12th of October. The jubilee conference for external invitees  on Thursday 12 October is embedded in an internal programme for EEAC Network members and special invitees only. CLICK HERE for more information and the provisional programme. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

New EEAC Network report: Europe goes Circular: Outlining the implementation of an circular economy in the European area

Due to its complexity and novelty, no blueprint is currently available for the implementation of a circular economy. Consequently, sharing knowledge between the various stakeholders is of the utmost importance. With this document, the EEAC Network Working Group on circular economy is aiming to contribute to the process of knowledge exchange, not only by providing concise updates on the implementation of a circular economy (including examples at the European, national and regional level), but also by sharing information on the role and the opinions of the member councils of the EEAC Network regarding the implementation of a circular economy in their respective country or region.

The document includes an analysis of and opinions on policy initiatives relating to the circular economy in ten European countries and regions. These ten countries and regions all have an advisory council that is a member of the EEAC Network. This document is not intended to present an exhaustive study, but should instead be regarded as a concise overview of the status quo regarding the circular economy in different European countries and regions.

The aim of the document is to serve as a useful source of information, and to provide an overview of opinions on the implementation of a circular economy from the perspective of environment and sustainable development advisory councils.

Read the report