Accelerating Circular Behaviours: Join Our Workshop at the Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference on 28 February 2023!

Despite the great potential of the Circular Economy to achieve sustainability goals, its share in the global economy is only about 7.2% so far (Circularity Gap 2023). Consumers can help change this trend if they are empowered and enabled accordingly. On 28 February 2023, the CSCP joins businesses, civil society organisations (CSOs), and researchers to discuss how we can make circular consumer behaviour a reality with the support of digital tools. The workshop “Accelerating Circular Behaviours: How Can Digitalisation Help Us?” will be hosted by the CSCP within the framework of the Annual Conference of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform.

Changes in consumption behaviours and dominant lifestyles are increasingly recognised as one of the key levers for enabling the transition to a Circular Economy (EEA, 2019). However, the majority of studies and strategies on the Circular Economy are still framed from a production and business model perspective, while the level of public engagement is still relatively low and the role of people in the process is largely overlooked (Selvefors, 2019; van den Berge et al., 2021).

What are the missing pieces in the puzzle in order to mainstream circular behaviours among the majority of consumers in Europe? What can stakeholders such as retailers, city representatives, policymakers and CSOs do to support circular behaviours among consumers? How can digitalisation play a supporting role in this process, particularly considering the increasing EU focus on digital tools, such as the Digital Product Passport, supporting Apps and the role of Artificial Intelligence?

At the Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference, we aim to share insights from the collaboration of the ECESP Leadership Group on enabling circular behaviours through digitalisation and facilitate a dialogue between different actors on real-life cases. The aim is to highlight successful examples of digital interventions and to identify options for stakeholders. This becomes especially relevant when looking at current developments such as the Green Claims, where digital tools will likely play a supporting role.

Event: Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference
Date: 28 February 2023
Time: 15:15 – 16:16 CEST
Language: English
Costs: Free of charge

To join the event, please register here.

The workshop is part of the ECESP Annual Conference 2023: Recovery, Open Strategic Autonomy and Resilience, hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Commission. The conference will take place on 27-28 February 2023 in a hybrid mode and will focus on the role of the Circular Economy in driving sustainable recovery and strengthening resilience.

For further questions, please contact Imke Schmidt.