2.30 p.m. | Opening of the Debate

  • Cillian Lohan, Vice-President of the Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment, and Rapporteur for NAT/764 own initiative opinion on developing synergies in circular economy roadmaps, will open the debate and moderate
  • EESC study on: Circular Economy Strategies and Roadmaps in Europe – Identifying synergies and the potential for cooperation and alliance building - Giacomo Salvatori, Spatial Foresight, authors of the EESC commissioned study

Questions and Answers Session

3.00 p.m. | Regional examples

Extremadura: Circular Economy Strategy Development

  • Begoña García Bernal, Regional Minister for Environment, Rural Development, Agricultural Policies and Territory of the Regional Government of Extremadura will present the region's approach to strategy development and inclusion of agriculture

Brabant: Circular Economy Strategy Development

  • Erik Lammers, Project Leader Circular Economy, Department of Economic Affairs and Innovation, Provence North Brabant will present the region's approach to strategy development, looking at discrete manufacturing as a model concept

Questions and Answers Session

3.45 p.m. | Supporting Cooperation and Alliance Building: The Peer 2 Peer Programme

  • Louis Meuleman, expert on governance, architect of the Peer 2 Peer programme, and coordinator of the Environmental Implementation Review and European Semester for DG Environment, will present how this programme can support cooperation and alliance building for circular economy strategy formers and policy makers

4.00 p.m. | Open Floor debate

Moderated by Cillian Lohan, an open floor discussion is welcomed on:

  • how civil society can be included in the development, implementation and monitoring of circular economy strategies
  • the role of agriculture, forestry, food and feed in a European Circular Economy