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Seminar: The Role of Families in achieving the Circular Economy

24 April, 2019

Make Mothers Matter is organising in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee on the eve of the International Day of Families a seminar on “the Role of Families in achieving the Circular Economy”.

It will take place during the annual edition of the #EUgreenweek.


As the Behavioural Study on Consumers’ Engagement in the Circular Economy recently published by the European Commission 2018 points out, consumer participation on the Circular Economy has received little attention until now. Thus to move towards a Circular Economy, the consumption/ demand side needs to be well understood and studied. Consumers play a pivotal role in transitioning to a circular economy.

At this conference we want to explore how families can be better integrated and considered on the circular economy. We will bring together different experts and stakeholders at various levels of action, from policy-makers to community-led initiatives combining a top down and bottom up approach. The aim is to exchange and build a constructive dialogue among different actors of sustainable development in Europe.

We will analyse how our society can achieve economic progress by including measures of social inclusion, equal opportunities and justice, and how families can be supported in order to contribute in the transition to a more circular economy.

This event is an occasion for MMM to present how we are engaging families in the circular economy at the Horizon 2020 research project 


Luca Jahier : EESC President,

Hugo Schally : DG Environment European Commission, 

Eline Boon : Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 

Olalla Michelena : Make Mothers Matter, 

Jörg Adamczewski : Zero Waste France

Please find more information on the agenda.

Please kindly register here 


In order for you to get the accreditation needed to access the event, please leave us the required information and bring your ID or passport with you on the 14th May.

For any questions related to the event please contact us at

The Role of Families in achieving the Circular Economy
14 May 2019
9.30-11.30 am

Venue: Room JDE 51
European Economic and Social Committee
Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels

Learn more about the EU Delegation of Make Mothers Matter by visiting our website 

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