Circular economy strategies have been under development in European cities, regions, and countries in the last few years. In the evolving context of the transition to a circular economy, strategies are valuable endeavours which draw attention to the topic, kickstart initiatives and bring stakeholders together. This study reviews existing circular economy strategies across Europe, highlighting the different degrees of inclusiveness in terms of consultation. The findings include a call for stronger involvement of civil society organisations in earlier phases of strategy development, and not just for dissemination and citizen involvement. The study highlights the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform’s role in gathering and sharing civil society’s knowledge and the potential for feeding into the policy cycle for circular economy.