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Event type: Workshop

Boosting circularity and seeking industrial-urban symbiosis through local-regional collaboration



11.10.2023, 4:30 - 5:30PM Europe/Brussels

Many cities and regions are developing circular economy strategies but are still facing challenges in their progress towards circularity. The European Commission's Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI) and the Hubs for Circularity  (H4C) aim to bridge this gap by facilitating collaboration and knowledge sharing. This session will inform you about the services they provide to EU cities and regions and present innovative circular solutions, e.g. for enabling urban-industrial symbiosis.

Event format: On location
Event location: SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre (room 214 +216)

European Commission (DG Research and Innovation), CCRI, Hubs4Circularity

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The session will have two CCRI Fellows and one H4C example share their knowledge and experiences to progress towards industrial-urban symbiosis and circular value chains. Following on from these three presentations, a Q&A session moderated by the European Commission will take place.

The speakers for this session will be:

  • Dirk Schöps, Cluster Manager, REWIMET e.V (CCRI Fellow, Southeast Lower Saxony);
  • Rafael Castillo (CCRI Fellow, Technological Corporation of Andalusia);
  • Lisbeth Randers (Kalundborg Symbiosis, H4C example);
  • Lucie Blondel, European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Unit B.1 – Circular Economy and Bio-based systems.


  • 16:30 – Welcome and introduction to the CCRI & H4C (Lucie Blondel)
  • 16:35 – Perspectives of CCRI and H4C partners 
    • Surplus from circular production - (Lisbeth Randers)
    • Building capacities and supporting businesses for IS (Rafael Castillo)
    • Success Factors for Stakeholder Engagement and Communications (Dirk Schöps)
  • 17:00 – Q&A Open debate with audience
  • 17:28 – Conclusions and wrap up (Lucie Blondel)

Attendance to this session is on site only and registration is mandatory.

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