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Recipes for circular futures - pitching, sparring and learning from national circular economy strategies – a WCEF2023 Accelerator Session

Is your country developing and implementing a national circular economy strategy? Come and join us to learn, discuss, and get inspired by success stories and things to avoid from the makers of German, Belgium, Finnish, and Netherlands strategies. In addition, European Environment Agency (EEA) provides an overlook of the European circular economy strategies.

Time: 1st June, 8:30 – 11:45 (UTC+3)
Place: Ministry of Finance, conference room “Paja” (Mariankatu 9, Helsinki) & online stream for presentations

This is a unique opportunity to get your recipe book ready for creating a national circular economy strategy! The session provides a great and informal platform to exchange ideas and collaborate with new and familiar colleagues around the world. Each country (Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, and Finland) pitches their own circular economy strategy through a PechaKucha storytelling style, and you’ll get to learn about their entire journey so far: process, key actions, who are involved, what has been success (and what not), what is still missing and what kind of country the strategy aims to create for young generations?  

After the pitches, we will have world café style discussions where you have a chance to reflect on your own plans and test your ideas, get support and advice from the presenters and other participants. After the event, you are well-equipped to take your plans forward! 

Our aim is also to collect these recipes and share them to support CE transition work conducted by the EU Commission, national ministries, and public organisations around the globe. 

Main target audiences are those working on circular economy in the public sector, but anyone interested in the topic is welcome to join us!

This event is an Accelerator Session at the World Circular Economy Forum 2023 (

Published on May 17, 2023

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