Unlike the industrial system “take-make-waste” extractive industrial model, the circular economy seeks to redefine growth. It focuses on positive society-wide benefits by keeping products, equipment, and infrastructure in use for longer. All “waste” is “food” for another process definition of a circular economy. The circular economy is one of the most important aspects of the European Green Deal which the European Commission presented at the end of the last year.
The EU has made an ambitious agenda and targets in this area, such as to make sustainable products the norm in the EU, to empower consumers and public buyers and to taste on the sectors that use most resources and where the potential for circularity is high, to ensure less waste, to make circularity work for people, regions and cities and to lead global efforts on the circular economy. Still, Serbia finds itself at the very early changes when it comes to waste management and recycling, as the EC’s country reports show. What is at stake for Serbia in this domain, on its road to the EU? How can its economy profit from reaching EU standards in waste management and recycling? What are the benefits of the circular economy for its citizens?
- Antoine Avignon, Delegation of the European Union in Serbia
- Aleksandra Vučinić, Head of Group for Circular and Green Economy, Ministry for the Environment
- Stefan Šipka, Environmental Policy Researcher, European Policy Centre, Brussels (EPC)
- Nenad Radujević, Director, Fashion Studio Click
Moderator: Sena Marić, CEP
This webinar is part of a series of webinars under the theme: “Green agenda for Serbia” and also part of a series of debates organised by the EU Delegation in Serbia and CEP with an aim to bring topics related to the EU accession process closer to citizens and to give them the opportunity to discuss these topics. The events are open to the media and the interested public.
Please register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VW15GaDwRH-Yy3xf2_OC8g
The working language of the event will be Serbian and English, with simultaneous translation provided. The event will take place on the Zoom platform. Only registered participants will receive a link to attend the event. The event will also be broadcast live via Facebook, and participants will have the opportunity to leave comments and questions on Facebook and Zoom.