Seminar on the role of families in the circular economy – 14 May 2019 EESC Brussels

15.04.19

Make Mothers Matter is organising in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee a seminar on “the Role of Families in achieving the Circular Economy” on the occasion of the International Day of Families on 14th May.

As the Behavioural Study on Consumers’ Engagement in the Circular Economy recently published by the European Commission 2018 points out, consumer participation on the Circular Economy has received little attention until now. Thus to move towards a Circular Economy, the consumption/ demand side needs to be well understood and studied. Consumers play a pivotal role in transitioning to a circular economy.

At this conference, we will bring together different experts and stakeholders at various levels of action, from policy-makers to community-led initiatives combining a top-down and bottom-up approach. We will analyse how our society can achieve economic progress by including measures of social inclusion, equal opportunities and justice, and how families can be supported in order to contribute in the transition to a more circular economy. The aim is to exchange and build a constructive dialogue among different actors of sustainable development in Europe.

This event is an occasion for MMM to present how we are engaging families in the circular economy at the Horizon 2020 research project CIRC4life.

Speakers

Luca Jahier : EESC President: Opening Speech

Hugo Schally : DG Environment European Commission

Eline Boon : Senior Policy Analyst Systemic Initiatives, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Olalla Michelena : Director of EU Delegation, Make Mothers Matter

Jörg Adamczewski : Board member Zero Waste France

Sylvie Droulans: Founder Zero Carabistouille

Aurélien Marino: Co-Founder ​Happy Hours Market

In order for you to get the accreditation needed to access the event, please register and bring your ID or passport with you on the 14th of May.

 To access a more complete agenda

For any questions related to the event please contact us at europe@makemothersmatter.org

Most read articles

22 countries do not allow mothers to pass their citizenship on to their children

17.01.17

The right of mothers to pass their citizenship on to their children has dramatic consequences on the civil and political rights, as well as economic, social and cultural rights of

Lire plus

Portrait of a (working) mother

01.09.18

UN Geneva - MMM is delighted to support a photo exhibition illustrating mothers' challenges and choices (or lack of it) in combining professional work and family.

Lire plus

International Conference #Mothers4Peace – 3-4 May, Casablanca (Morocco)

03.05.18

Mothers at the heart of change for a culture of peace. Showcasing examples at family, community, national and international levels.

Lire plus
See all the articlesof the category

News from the MMM European Delegation

Final adoption of the Work-life balance Directive

22.07.19

Following its adoption by the Council of the EU and the European Parliament, the Work-life balance Directive has been finally published in the Official Journal on the 12th of July 2019. The Directive sets a num

Read more

MMM launches New survey on attitudes to reuse and recycling

15.07.19

The #CIRC4Life project consumer’s survey on attitudes to reuse and recycling concerning electronic and food products has been launched!  

Read more

An agreement finally reached by the Council of the EU on the work-life balance directive

23.06.19

After 2 years of intense negotiations among the EU institutions, on June 13th 2019 the Council of the EU Ministers adopted a Directive on work-life balance for parents and caregivers with a large majority in fa

Read more

MMM highlights persisting gender inequalities at EU levels

20.06.19

On the 31st of May 2019, the EU Delegation of Make Mothers Matter responded to the European Commission’s public consultation on the current EU strategic framework for gender equality (2016-19) and submitted a

Read more

MMM supports civil society call for swift transposition of EU Work-Life Balance Directive

12.06.19

In a joint letter to the EPSCO Council who will be meeting on June 13th, a Coalition of European NGO networks are urging national governments to move towards a swift transposition of the EU Work-Life Balance Di

Read more

Over 150 organisations call on EU leaders to prioritise a Sustainable Europe at this month’s EUCO Summit 

11.06.19

Real economy should work towards a sustainable & just society. #EUCO put #SustainableEurope at the heart of your priorities, join the 150+ organisations and millions of citizens raising their voice. The cal

Read more