The live webinar will take place on the 10th of June 2020 between 11.00 - 12.15 CET and will introduce the Circular Economy Action Plan (part of the European Green Deal) highlighting the upcoming challenges for the plastics industry.
The discussion will gather experts from the European Commission - DG Environment.
- Welcome & Introduction
Silvia Freni-Sterrantino, Senior Legal & Regulatory Affairs Manager: EuPC
- About the new Circular Economy Action Plan
Michał Kubicki, Policy Officer: European Commission
- What the Action Plan foresees for plastics
Werner Bosmans, Policy Officer: European Commission
- Questions & Answers *
Meet the speakers:
Michał Kubicki – member of the EU civil services since 2005. Presently, a Policy Officer for Circular Economy in Directorate General for Internal market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. He coordinated the development of the Circular Economy Action Plans of 2015 and 2020. He contributed to the drafting of the waste legislative proposal of 2015 as well as the Single Use Plastics directive. Earlier, he coordinated the review of the chemicals safety legislation REACH of 2012 and was a Commission observer to the Socio-Economic Assessment Committee in the European Chemicals Agency.
He graduated in Public Administration from the Grand Valle State University (US) and in Finance and Banking from the University of Gdansk (PL). Before joining the European civil service he worked for regional authorities and development agencies in the Pomerania Region in Poland and in the State of Michigan in USA.
Werner Bosmans, a Belgian national, graduated as a Bio-engineer at the University of Ghent, Belgium, and obtained a Ph.D. in international economics in Montpellier, France. He also holds a degree in Public Management.
After undertaken research at the University of Ghent and at the Belgium Ministry of Agriculture, he worked as assistant to the Secretary-General of the Belgian and then Flemish Ministry of Agriculture. He is also a part-time professor at the ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles).
In 2005, he joined the Directorate-General Environment of the European Commission in Brussels. He was responsible for Natural Resource policies, promoting life-cycle thinking to reduce environmental impacts. He helped setting up the International Resource Panel together with UNEP. He is one of the authors of the Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe and coordinated the European Resource Efficiency Platform (EREP) and work around the Circular Economy. The last years, he focused on developing the Plastics Strategy and the Directive related on single use plastics in order to reduce their environmental impacts.
Webinar participation €100 (+VAT) per person
For EuPC members free of charge - for more information send us an email
A new Circular Economy Action Plan for a Cleaner and More Competitive Europe - #GreenDeal
The European Commission has adopted a new Circular Economy Action Plan - one of the main blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe’s new agenda for sustainable growth.
The new Circular Economy Action presents measures to:
- Make sustainable products the norm in the EU;
- Empower consumers and public buyers;
- Focus on the sectors that use most resources and where the potential for circularity is high such as: electronics and ICT; batteries and vehicles; packaging; plastics; textiles; construction and buildings; food; water and nutrients;
- Ensure less waste;
- Make circularity work for people, regions and cities,
- Lead global efforts on circular economy.
* We would like to kindly ask you to send us your professional questions in advance. We will have limited capacity and time to answer the real time questions, however the speaker(s) will be answering the pre-collected and selected questions.
Please submit your questions to Lilla Mezriczky – firstname.lastname@example.org before 8 June 2020 12.00 CET.