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Join us at the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative 1st General Conference!

Published on 06.10.2023

Registrations have opened for the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI) 1st General Conference “From vision to reality: Cities and regions drive forward Europe’s circular transition”, which will take place on 8 November 2023 in Brussels and online. About 200 participants will have the chance to attend in person. Join us and get ready to discover opportunities for scaling up circular solutions, exchange ideas with stakeholders, and pave the way for Europe's circular transition. On 9 November, CCRI stakeholders will also be invited to attend the 2nd CCRI Coordination and Support Workshop where they will have the chance to take part in a matchmaking experiment. Register for the Conference today!

Countries: Belgium, EU-27

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Organised by the European Commission, the CCRI General Conference will provide a forum for all interested circular economy stakeholders to come together to discuss and exchange on circular solutions at the local and regional scale. 

Why should I attend?

The Conference will be an occasion to get inspired by other EU cities and regions and exchange with relevant stakeholders. It will explore themes such as coupling circularity with climate and environmental challenges, financing the circular economy and engaging with stakeholders, as well as how the CCRI can support the circular economy in collaboration with the CCRI Projects and Associated Partners.

This event will provide a unique opportunity for policymakers, business leaders and circular economy experts from across Europe to:

  • explore concrete ways of translating circular visions into reality in cities and regions;
  • share relevant information for policy-makers implementing circular economy actions on local and regional scales;
  • learn from experts’ insights on the benefits of a circular economy at the local/regional level.

There will also be an exhibition where participants will be able to explore and learn more about the CCRI and its partners.

You can find more details about the Conference programme on this event page.

How do I sign up?

Registrations are now open – register here!

The deadline for in-person registration is 2 November. Registration for online participation will remain open beyond this date. 

Please note that, due to capacity constraints, in-person attendance is subject to approval.

Coordination and Support Workshop to follow on 9 November

CCRI stakeholders will be invited to take part in the second Coordination and Support Workshop on 9 November 2023. Building on the success of last year’s CCRI Coordination and Support Workshop and the following rounds of virtual meetings, this second edition will serve as a platform to connect, exchange and act, reinforcing the CCRI Community through collaboration. CCRI stakeholders will take part in a matchmaking experiment, where they will be able to share experiences, learn from one another, and develop solutions to practical challenges in implementing circular economy initiatives at the local and regional level. They will thus have the possibility to continue building on the connections made during the Conference.

Target audience
Type of territories involved

large 500 000-200 000, medium 200 000-50 000, and small cities 50 000-5 000

large metropolitan area >1.5 million, metropolitan area 1.5 million-500 000

predominantly urban regions, intermediate and predominantly rural regions, refer to TERCET typology NUTS 3 region