Call for papers
Deadline : March 31, 2020
Call for papers
The European Green Deal launched by the European Commission, like the law on the fight against waste and the circular economy, demonstrate that circular economy is truly at the heart of the ecological and energy transition, it is binding on all actors, stakeholders and territories to conserve resources and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
To accelerate the transformation of our economy, the European Commission plans to adopt in 2020 a strategy for industry and an action plan dedicated to the circular economy in order to overhaul completely our linear production system by promoting reuse and the use of recycled materials, with particular attention to the textile, construction, electronics and plastics sectors, not to mention agriculture and digital. Changes in French regulations are going in the same direction to provide real answers to planned obsolescence and waste.
It is therefore clear that entire compartments of our economic activities and our consumption patterns will be profoundly modified with the emergence of new players, the creation of new industries to better meet, between others, the aspirations of consumers. It is the daily life of millions of people who will find themselves transformed. To succeed, the circular economy requires a very large mobilization of stakeholders, significant investments, technical innovations and strong regulatory changes, such as new modes of cooperation between manufacturers and distributors, between upstream and downstream of the market, and debates on the value of recycled products will take place. There are many challenges and solutions to combine across all our territories. But circular economy represents a competitive advantage for all those who will know how to master it.
The European Forum for Circular Economy (EFCE) is an event created by WEBS (World Event Business Solutions) in partnership with the law firm Aklea, and aims to bring together on October 13 and 14, 2020 in Paris all the actors of the circular economy, public and private, laboratories of research as innovative companies to allow them to share and highlight their expertise, their know-how, their solutions as their feedback, to show the strength of this dynamic and their ability to carry the ambition to succeed in the ecological and energy transition.
We would like to hear your experience and feedback!
▬ 10 major themes ▬
① Building, construction and infrastructure
③ Agriculture, from farm to fork
④ Industrial, manufacturing and textile production
⑤ Waste electrical and electronic equipment
⑥ Circular economy and energy recovery
⑦ Household waste
⑧ Territories and circular economy
Each chosen theme can be treated in its national and/or European dimensions from one or several of the following angles:
a) The technical angle: Designing innovative materials and products from recycling, new production methods for the benefit of many sectors, providing solutions for mass markets
b) The regulatory and legal angle: Determining the scope of the rights and obligations of all stakeholders from upstream to downstream of all value chains in the circular economy, new modes of collaboration between stakeholders including at regional level, new business models and regulatory developments, guarantee of recycled and value-added products
c) The economic and financial angle: Determining the value of recycled products, building new business models and investing in new markets, financing new processes, defining the ways to finance the circular economy and its large-scale developments, promoting actions that aim towards carbon neutrality
d) Governance: How to favor new models of partnership within and between the sectors, which models of governance to adopt between sectors as on the scale of the territories, how to articulate the relationships between the local, national and European levels, finding the tools, including digital, that are necessary to promote dialogue and exchanges between stakeholders?
e) Communication and awareness: What tools, what actions to promote the appropriation and implementation of the circular economy across all the sectors involved, how to encourage the mobilization of stakeholders and better inform the consumer?