13 October - Environmental Policy Making and the Circular Economy
ISS21 & the UCC Civic and Community Engagement Committee
Presenter: Cillian Lohan Vice-President for Communications of the European Economic and Social Committee Respondent: Dr Barbara Doyle-Prestwich, UCC
13 Oct. 11.30-1
Online event Register at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PzE4klYQT7WN19JFs_APDg
Cillian Lohan will present a brief outline of the history and evolution of Circular Economy policies as developed at an EU level. He will examine the establishment and implementation of a Stakeholder Platform for the Circular Economy at Eu level and beyond, using the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform to describe how this works. This will explore the challenges in ensuring that the voices of civil society and stakeholders were heard, and describe how structures like this, and the European Economic and Social Committee are designed to ensure bottom-up feedback results in policy change. He will also explain how the link between research and policy is made through the various infrastructures that exist as vehicles for participatory democracy.