Conference - Responsible Industry Leading the Sustainable Development - Industry Clusters Connecting Circular Economy, February 11-12 2020 Kemi, Finland

Regional Council of Lapland in cooperation with European Commission, Digipolis and City of Kemi, Finland invites you to take part in a conference dedicated to “Responsible Industry Leading the Sustainable Development on the example of Industry Clusters Connecting Circular Economy”


The conference aims to display how clusters have been used to push for regional ecosystems transition to circular economy and what can be done in the future. Notably, the main objective is to demonstrate how green tech clusters in Europe can support the implementation of the New European Green Deal. In addition, the event will discuss how the future Joint Cluster Initiatives proposed under the Single Market programme 2021-2027 will support the strategic connection of European ecosystems and SMEs’ uptake of resource efficient solutions.

Around 130 representatives of local, regional, national and European public authorities together with industry and civil society stakeholders will share their experiences and provide insights into future cluster policies related to circular economy. Focus will be on trends, interregional and cross-sectoral collaboration as well as funding opportunities. The first day will evolve around discussions on cluster policy and Joint Cluster Initiatives in the context of circular economy. There will also be time for reflections by the participants. The participants will also have a chance to experience the value chain of the mining industry (“from the mine to the harbour”) during a field trip to the Arctic Industry Ecosystem on the second day.

See the conference agenda, HERE.

For more information, see the ECCP website or event website.

Please, register HERE by January 31, 2020.

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