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New attitudes towards consumption: Best practices in the domain of built-in obsolescence and collaborative consumption
25 June 2014, 10.00-14.00

SALA EUROPA, REPRESENTACION DE LA COMISION EUROPEA EN ESPAÑA, Paseo de la Castellana, 46. Madrid

 

OPENING - 10h

  • Mr. Francisco Fonseca, Director of the European Commission's Office in Madrid
  • Ms. Pilar Farjas, Secretary General for Health and Consumption. Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality 
  • Mr. Carlos Trias Pinto, President of the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) within the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

 

ECONOMIC TRANSITION: THE LAUNCH OF NEW CONSUMPTION PATTERNS - 10h30

 

"Towards more sustainable consumption: industrial product lifetimes and restoring trust through consumer information" - EESC opinion

  • Mr. Thierry Libaert, EESC member, rapporteur
  • Mr. Jean-Pierre Haber, EESC delegate, co-rapporteur

 

"Collaborative or participatory consumption, a sustainability model for the 21st century" - EESC opinion

  • Mr. Bernardo Hernández Bataller, EESC member, rapporteur

 

Discussion on "Modalities and best practices of product labelling with information on expected product lifetimes"

  • Mr. Mario Calderón, Deputy to CEO,  Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification (AENOR)

Coffee break 11h30 - 11h45

 

Presentation of study "New attitudes towards consumption: Best practices in the domain of built-in obsolescence and collaborative consumption" - 11h45

  • Mr. Alejandro Salcedo. International expert on consumer issues

 

Round table: “Competitive advantages by promoting local and circular economies” - Moderator: Mr. Carlos Trias Pintó 12h15

  • Mr. Sebastian Reyna. General Secretary of Union of Professional and Autonomous Workers
  • Mr. Patrick Crasson. Consultant in Strategic Management and Innovation
  • Mr. Albert Cañigueral. Spanish representative of OuiShare Network
  • Ms. Antonia Fokkema. Team leader Consumer Empowerment-Consumer Strategy. European Commission 

 

Presentation of "The Resolution of Madrid" 13h25

  • Mr. Thierry Libaert, Mr. Jean-Pierre Haber, Mr. Bernardo Hernández Bataller

Closure ceremony 13h40

  • Mr. Olivier De Schutter. Professor at University of Louvain and former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food 
  • Ms. Manuela López Besteiro. President of the Spanish Consumers Council (CCU)

 

Press conference 14h15