2021 Circular Economy Congress in Teruel, Spain

18 - 19 November 2021. Teruel, Spain.

The Spanish city of Teruel will host the first edition of the Circular Economy Congress. Photo: CONECCIR

The Circular Economy Congress (CONECCIR) organised by the Regional Government of Aragón, in Spain, will take place in the city of Teruel on 18 and 19 November. This event aims to generate a space for reflection on the circular economy, environmental management and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Congress will present the strategies of institutions and a wide range of companies in the field of circular economy; the innovations and research being carried out in this field and, also, the initiatives developed within the education system to promote this transformation.

CONECCIR is aimed both at teachers at vocational training schools and a non-specialised public, interested in the circular economy and environmental management; as well as companies and institutions at national level that have already incorporated the circular economy into their management model or are interested in doing so.

Representing the European Forest Institute’s Mediterranean Facility (EFIMED) at the event will be the Head of the office Inazio Martinez de Arano, who is one of the guest speakers at the round table on “Research and Innovation in Circular Economy”. The session will take place on 18 November (12:35h CET).

The official language of the congress is Spanish.

What is circular economy?

The circular economy is based on a model of production and consumption based on three key ideas: reduce, reuse, and recycle.

This concept of sharing, renting, reusing, repairing, renewing, and recycling existing materials and products as often as possible creates added value, extending the life cycle of products and reducing waste. It also provides consumers with more durable and innovative products, which means not only financial savings but also a better quality of life. Ultimately, the shift to a more resource-efficient, low-carbon economy will help us to:

  • Improve economic performance while reducing resource use.
  • Identify and create new opportunities for economic growth and boost innovation and EU competitiveness.
  • Ensure security of supply of essential resources.
  • Fight climate change and limit the environmental impacts of resource use.

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EFIMED is the Mediterranean Facility of the European Forest Institute. Based in Barcelona, Spain, it was launched in 2007.