16th European Forum on Eco-innovation

7 April, 2014 — 8 April, 2014

Wasted Potential! Towards Circular Economy in Cities


The 16th European Forum on Eco-innovation will be held in Hannover, Germany, on 7 and 8 April 2014. It will examine enabling factors and challenges of transitioning to a circular economy model in an urban context. The event will bring together participants from business, finance, research and other relevant stakeholders actively involved in eco-innovation and environmental technologies.


The European Forum on Eco-Innovation was setup by the European Commission’s Directorate General (DG) for the Environment. It meets twice a year and each forum is designed to facilitate cross fertilisation, identify common objectives, bring forward key issues that need to be addressed and mobilise for action.


This specific forum meeting will give participants the opportunity to discuss and showcase eco-innovations that can facilitate the shift to a circular economy and support cities in meeting targets for municipal waste treatment. Speakers include Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, and Stuart Whitman, of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. There will be case studies speakers illustrating practical examples of how city authorities and businesses are driving change to a circular economy.


This forum is jointly organised by DG Environment and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety. The Forum will be accompanied by two side events 'Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) meetings/EMAS Awards ceremony' and 'Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Stakeholder Forum'.


For more information and registration, please visit the event website.

16th European Forum on Eco-innovation