Here we present the events (national, international and online) dedicated to the theme of Circular Economy with potential
interest to stakeholders and institutions from Centro Region of Portugal.

Upcoming events

SOILdarity training course

July 19th to 30th 2021 (online)

SOILdarity, a H2020 project, has organized a multi-module course on the “Optimisation of the use of treated wastewater as a source for alternative fertilisers”. The course is totally free of charge but places are limited. To know more about this event, please visit:

Life Cycle Summer School 2021

September 9th and 30th 2021 (online)

The upcoming edition of the FSLCI (Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation) Life Cycle Summer School will be organized again in 2021, in virtual form. This year’s edition will focus on the theme “Life cycle approaches to sustainable building and construction in regions”. To know more, visit:

Circular Procurement Summit 2021

October 18th and 19th 2021 (online)

Circular procurement is a strategic process and tool to acquire goods and services in accordance with circular economy principles. To engage the intersection of public and private sector interests to achieve and accelerate circularity, Circular Innovation Council presents Circular Procurement Summit 2021, an official World Circular Economy Forum Side Event, this fall. To know more, please visit:

Past events

Online Conference “Circular Economy: Make it happen”

July 7th 2021 (online)

Smart Waste Portugal Young Professionals (SWYP) will organize its 1st Online Conference on July 7th entitled Circular Economy: Make It Happen. This free conference presents an excellent platform for young professionals to meet, share ideas and provide insights to support the transition to circular economy models. To know more about this event, please visit:

EUCircularTalks: How can EU policy drive circularity in textiles?

July 6th 2021 (online)

The European Green Deal, the new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) and the New Industrial Strategy for Europe identified the textile industry as a priority sector for the EU’s move towards sustainability. EuRIC, RREUSE, RVO, SMEunited and ECESP are organising a #EUCircularTalks policy Q&A to bring elements on how to create a functional policy framework for textiles, creating conditions to boost the competitiveness and sustainability of the European textile sector while improving the European market for circular textiles. To know more, visit:

CircLocal – 2nd Interregional Workshop

July 5th and 6th 2021 (online)

CIM Região de Coimbra, one of the CircLocal consortium partners, will host the 2nd Interregional Workshop on 5 and 6 July 2021, between 10:00 and 12:00 (CEST). The workshop will showcase good practices in circular economy encouraged by the region of Coimbra (Portugal) in the fields of public procurement, materials reuse, forests and waste, energy, among others. To know more, please visit:

Driving the circular economy in healthcare through innovation procurement

June 30th 2021 (online)

Health Care Without Harm Europe and EcoQUIP+ are organising an online event to present and discuss the opportunities for increasing circularity and sustainability in healthcare by leveraging the sector’s purchasing power to stimulate innovation. To know more, please visit:

World Circular Economy Forum + Climate

April 15th and 16th 2021 (online)

On 15 and 16 April 2021, the Netherlands and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra will welcome representatives of governments, international organisations, knowledge institutes, the private sector, and citizens from around the globe to our virtual conference platform, to digitally meet up and discuss the crucial role of a circular economy in achieving climate neutrality. The programme and registrations are available here:

The Power of Public Food

March 23rd 2021 (online)

Food for Life Scotland is hosting Scottish local authority decision makers and influencers for a webinar with international and local speakers offering inspiring insight on public food. This free webinar will discuss how the public plate can help build a green recovery and the role of Public procurement of sustainable and local food. Visit the event’s website to register:

Inside the Circular Economy: Beyond the Basics

March 17th – April 30th 2021 (online)

Registration is now open for the upcoming interactive online seven-week learning programme — Inside the Circular Economy: Beyond the Basics., a global learning programme designed for professionals and postgraduate students organised by Ellen MacArthur Foundation. To know more about the programme and registration process, please visit:

Plastics Recycling World Expo

June 1st – 2nd, Essen

The Plastics Recycling World Expo is a dedicated free-to-attend marketplace for the plastics recycling industry that will include plastics industry exhibitions – the Compounding World Expo, Plastics Recycling World Expo, Polymer Testing World Expo and Plastics Extrusion World Expo -, plus all their related conferences. Originally scheduled for June 3rd-4th of 2020, the event will now take place at Messe Essen in Germany on October 1st and 2nd of 2021. More information about the event here:

Batteries’ Recycling: Energising the EU Green Transition

March 22nd 2021 (online)

As part of the EU Industry Days 2021, FEAD will hold an online event organised in partnership with the European Commission. The event aims at pointing out how batteries’ recycling can substantially contribute to the circular economy and, more generally, to climate neutrality. To know more about this event, please visit:

Webinar “Circular Economy beyond Energy: Recycling and Reducing Waste”

February 9th 2021 (online)

FEDARENE‘s upcoming Webinar Series on Circular Economy will take place next February 9th. This Webinar is part of FEDARENE’s Circular Economy Webinar Series and will touch upon the many different aspects of circular economy, from biogas production to public procurement, waste management and recycling. To learn more about this Webinar, please visit:

Webinar “How can subnational regions drive circular labour markets?”

January 19th 2021 (online)

Next January 19th, taking inspiration from recent research by Circle Economy, Zero Waste Scotland and HIVA, this webinar will provide regions with insights for advancing their work on the circular economy through the lens of employment. It will explore the role subnational regions can play in driving labour market development in the circular economy. To learn more, please visit:

Webinar series “From Linear to Circular”

October 28th – December 16th (online)

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is running a seven-week interactive online programme, “From Linear to Circular: Open to All”. The programme is free and anyone can take part. It includes seven weekly webinars led by the Foundation’s experts, featuring guest speakers, question and answer sessions, and interactive challenges. Circular design, business models, plastics, fashion, cities, agriculture and food, among other topics, will be discussed. To know more, please visit:

Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Conference 2020

November 30th until December 3rd, 2020 (online)

The Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Conference 2020, to be hosted by the Chair of Societal Transition and Circular Economy at the University of Freiburg and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research will take place in an online format. To know more about this event, visit the following page:

Conference on Sustainability in Public Procurement and Catering Services

November 24th (online)

Next November 24th, the StratKIT project will organise an Online Conference on Sustainability in Public Procurement and Catering Services, to discuss the challenges and solutions for rethinking organics, green public procurement (GPP) and food waste. Several caterers, procurers and researchers from all over the Baltic Sea Region will present and discuss the situation and local solutions. To register, please visit:

Circular Economy Hotspot Catalonia – 2020 Online Conference

November 19th (online)

The 2020 Online Conference “Circular Economy Hotspot Catalonia” will take place on the 19th of November, with the participation of representatives from the public and business sectors of Catalonia and from all over the world, to involve the global Circular Economy community in the discussion on the latest successful initiatives, research and development projects and government strategies and collaborations. For more information about this event, please visit:

Side Event “Circular buildings benefit circularity, the climate and beyond”

November 11th (online)

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is organising a side event about the benefits of circular construction, in the context of the World Circular Economy Forum, to take place next November 11th. This event aims at identifying opportunities for harnessing the circularity potential of buildings and identifying synergies with other policy areas such as climate change. It is addressed to policy-makers, NGOs, academia and also the wider, interested public. To know more about this event and proceed with your registration, please visit:



November 3rd– 6th

The ECOMONDO is the benchmark event in Europe for technological and industrial innovation. An international event with an innovative format that brings together all sectors of the circular economy on a single platform: from the recovery of materials and energy to sustainable development. To know more about this event, please visit:

European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference

November 3rd – 4th (online)

Every year, the European circular economy community from businesses, public authorities, NGOs to knowledge communities and civil society organisations gathers here to discuss the transition to a circular economy. It is the flagship event of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform, a joint initiative of the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). To know more about the upcoming event, please visit:

G-STIC Conference (Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Community)

October 26th – 29th (online)

During the upcoming month of October, the Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Community will organise the 4th G-STIC Conference, to discuss the necessary strategies to fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals and the development of the necessary integrated technological solutions. To know more about this event, that will engage companies, social and economic actors and policy makers, please visit:

EWRC 2020: Projeto REPLACE

October 20th (online)

The 18th European Week of Regions and Cities is taking place during the upcoming month of October. The REPLACE project, in which CCDRC is one of the partner entities, will be present in two of the sessions dedicated to the theme of Circular Economy. On October 20th, it will join the Participatory Lab “Developing pathways for circular economy”. To know more about the event and register for this session, please visit:

CineEco – Serra da Estrela International Environmental Film Festival

October 10th – 17th (online)

The CineEco – Serra da Estrela International Environmental Film Festival, is the only film festival in Portugal, totally dedicated to environmental issues, in its widest sense. Takes place in Seia, annually in October, and continuously since 1995, by the initiative of Municipality of Seia. The 26th edition will take place between the 10th and 17th of October. To know more, please visit:

Sustainability and Innovation in Portuguese Regions and Cities

October 14th (online)

The Portuguese Trade and Investment Agency (aicep Portugal Global), in preparation for the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2021, is organising a side event for the European Week of Regions and Cities on “Sustainability and Innovation in Portuguese Regions and Cities”. The event will be held entirely in digital format and will take place on the 14th of October 2020 at 15:00 (Brussels time). To know more about this information, please visit:

EWRC 2020: Projeto REPLACE

October 13th

The 18th European Week of Regions and Cities is taking place during the upcoming month of October. The REPLACE project, in which CCDRC is one of the partner entities, will be present in two of the sessions dedicated to the theme of Circular Economy. On October 13th, it will join the Pitch “How to assess Circular Economy projects?”. To know more about the event and register for this session, please visit:

Webinars: Climate neutral food and wood

October 6th to 9th (online)

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA) and EASME are organising a series of webinars to showcase successful LIFE and Horizon 2020 projects in the areas of agriculture, food systems, forestry, and the bioeconomy. These online events will feature project representatives, experts from the EU Institutions and agencies as well as other key stakeholders. They will discuss best practices, lessons learned, and future policy initiatives. To know more about these events, please visit:

Online Seminar: Let’s talk about reuse

October 8th (online)

Circular Economy Policy Research Centre of Fladers is organising an online workshop on the topic of reuse, to further present the measures adopted by the region to promote a more efficient use of materials and a better environment. To register for this session, that will take place next October 8th, please visit the following link:

9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

September 30th – October 2nd (online)

The City of Mannheim will welcome the 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns, to happen online. In partnership with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, they will bring together local and regional leaders, European and international institutions and some of the brightest minds working on cutting edge research, businesses and the civil society to forge a more sustainable Europe. More information is available here:

Raw Materials Summit 2020

September 29th 30th (online)

Registrations are open for the Raw Materials Summit 2020, organised by EIT Raw Materials, to address strategies concerning supply and access to raw materials, the European Union industrial competitiveness and the innovation capacity as well as entrepreneurship and innovation in education. More information can be found here:

World Circular Economy Forum 2020

September 29th and 30th (online)

Next September 29th and 30th, the upcoming edition of World Circular Economy Forum will dive into why and how a circular economy can help reboot and build resilience in the economy. You can join circular economy change-makers from around the world as they share practical circular economy examples that will help us rebuild our economies stronger, greener and better. To know more about this event and proceed with your registration, please visit:

World Circular Economy Forum 2020: Side Event

September 28th (online)

ICLEI and the city of Turku will co-host an online session, next September 28th, as part of the World Circular Economy Forum 2020 to support local governments in putting the circular economy in practice. During the session, cities from different world region will showcase tangible examples of multi-stakeholder collaboration for the circular transition and discuss specific challenges they are facing. To know more about this event, please visit:

European Research and Innovation Days

September 22nd and 24th (online)

The European Research and Innovation Days is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event. Between the 22nd and 24th of September, policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the general public will jointly debate the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond. One of the many topics to be addressed throughout the different sessions will be the European Green Deal, with a session dedicated to the upcoming call. To know more information and register, please visit:

8th International Conference on Sustainable Development

September 21st and 22nd (online)

The 8th International Conference on Sustainable Development will happen online on September 21st and 22nd! This year’s theme is “Cross-Cutting Solutions for the Decade of Action.” To know more about the event please visit the website here:

LCIC 2020

August 26th – 28th (online)

The upcoming Life Cycle Innovation Conference (LCIC 2020) will happen in a virtual format. Looking at both innovative approaches and methods to address sustainability challenges as well as innovative products and services that will help us transition towards a more sustainable world, the event will take a systems perspective when discussing sustainable innovation. To register and know more information about this event, please visit:

Green Talks

July 23rd 2020 (online)

In the context of EfS Initiative and the Strategic Area “Climate, Energy and Mobility”, the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research (iiiUC) will host an event dedicated to the European Green Deal, tomorrow, July 23rd. The event sessions will be available through Zoom. To register, please visit

3rd ISWA YPG Online Conference

July 17th – 18th an (online)

The upcoming 3rd International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Young Professionals Group Online Conference will take place on July 17th and 18th, with the theme “transition to a circular economy: innovation and sustainability in waste management systems”. To know more information about this conference and go through with you registration, click the following link:

Webinar “A methodology for a zero waste municipalities” (online)

Jule 7th (online)

Zero Waste Europe is organising an online event with the theme “A methodology for zero waste municipalities” to discuss ideas and solutions that can help cities accelerate their progress towards zero waste and the circular economy. The webinar platform has a maximum capacity of 100 virtual seats. More information and the registration link can be found here:

IS4CE2020 Circular Economy Conference

July 6th – 7th (online)

The Organising Committee of the International Society for Circular Economy (IS4CE) is organising an International Online Conference on Circular Economy from 6th to 7th of July 2020. The purpose of IS4CE is to synthesise and evolve the intellectual frameworks, knowledge, evidence and experience base to underpin a shift from a linear, extractive economy to a circular, regenerative and restorative economy, with research contributions from academics, practitioners, civil society and policy makers, working in the field of circular economy. To register and access more information, please go to

Webinar “A circular economy at the heart of climate action: how materials connect the dots in the EU Green Deal”

July 6th (online)

The European Parliament Intergroup on ‘Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Development’ is organising a webinar on the importance of materials for the promotion of the EU Green Deal. Moreover, this event will be an opportunity to discuss how the circular economy, as a major part of the climate policy toolbox, can become an enabler for climate action. To register, please visit:

Webinar “Human Health and Resilient Food Systems”

July 3rd (online)

The OECD, WWF and EDF, in collaboration with the World Bank, have organised a series of high-level virtual dialogues. On July 3rd, the session will focus on health and the environment. These conversations will inform policymakers as they move forward with recovery policies, and as well as influencing delegations for ongoing international processes including the SDGs, biodiversity and climate change COPs.

5th International Conference on New Business Models

July 1st – 2nd (online)

Calls are open for the 5th International Conference on New Business Models, to take place between the 1st and 2nd of July, online. More information is available here: