A replicable systemic approach towards a transition to Circular Economy in EU regions

SCREEN 3rd International Workshop
"Barriers and shortcuts to Circular Economy"

Brussels, 22nd of February 2018

The 3rd SCREEN International Workshop "Barriers and shortcuts to Circular Economy"" was held on 22nd February 2018 in Brussels, organized by CCDRC, with the following agenda:

09h30- Welcome and introductory speech - Ana Abrunhosa, President of CCDR Centro Portugal(video on the right column)

Leading the transition: portuguese action plan for circular economy - Ines Costa (Portuguese Ministry of Environment)

Circular Economy and European projects - Keti Medarova (EASME)

Project SCREEN - Carlo Polidori (Project Manager; VELTHA ivzw, BE)

From local to cross regional synergies

Bart Volkers (Province of Fryslan; WaterAlliance, NL)

Marcelo Colledani (Intelligent Factory Lombardy Region Cluster, IT)

Self Assessment Tool for the investment readiness of EU regions - Timoteo De La Fuente (DG GROW)

Round table
Marisa Almeida (CTCV-Technological Center for Ceramics and Glass, Centro Region, PT)
Nillo Halonen (Tampere University of Technology, FI)
Marcello Colledani (Intelligent Factory Lombardy Region Cluster, IT)
Timoteo De La Fuente (DG GROW)
Moderator: Bart Volkers

Lunch Break

14h00 - New Opportunities for Synergies & Complementarities between ESI Funds and Horizon2020, Katja Reppel (DG Regio)
Slides 9, 10 and 11 with audio available here

14h40-15h15 SCREEN Policy Lab Meeting (open to external audience)

Development of regional policies for Circular Economy Tjeerd Hazenberg (Policy officer; Province of Fryslan, NL)

Research gaps and other issues raised during the SCREEN project: open discussion

Circular economy projects: additional assessment criteria proposed by SCREEN, availability of regional statistics, State of the art of the Memorandum of Understanding, Preliminary information about the next Policy Lab meeting - Carlo Polidori

16h00 End of the meeting

introductory speech

Ines Costa


Keti Medarova


Katja Reppel and Ana Abrunhosa