EUCircularTalks: Governance and system change


The area of food waste, food system, and bioeconomy is crucial for a successful circular transition. The need for the EU to shift from the linear logic in bioeconomy towards more circularity and sustainability is a clear one. But how to attain circularity in the sector? The question of conflicting goals for a circular bioeconomy development is a vital one. The industry's dependence on technical, economic, and social prerequisites leads to a growing demand for developing a comprehensive governance framework, transition management, and systemic development that enables circular transformation.

Presenting examples of practices that offer the highest circular potential, could act as a starting point for discussion on how to optimally attain the goal of circular economy advancement in the area of bioeconomy. During such discussion one has to always bear in mind the overarching trends visible in bioeconomy i.a.: need for greater bioeconomic resilience, growing role of biomaterials and ecosystems, increase in the social aspect of bioeconomy and integration of bioeconomy activities.

On 18 May, Innowo, its partners and the ECESP organise a EUCircularTalks on Governance and system change. The event aims to discuss the issues mentioned above to form a helpful opinion to facilitate a just and effective bioeconomy and food system circular transition while simultaneously tackling food waste.

10:00-10:05 Welcome and introductory survey
10:05-10:20 Introductory speech 1

Andreas Thurner, President of the Thematic Study Group on Sustainable Food Systems, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

10:20-10:35 Introductory speech 2

Franc Bogovič, Member of European Parliament

10:35-11:20 Kick-off presentations
10:35-10:50 Case study 1 - Milan Food Policy
10:50-11:05 Case study 2 - Austrian Biocycles
11:05-11:20 Case study 3 - Catalan Law on food waste
11:20-11:55 Visual collaboration
11:55-12:00 Conclusions at first glance

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