Environmental Policy Making & the Circular Economy: the Roles of the EU, Ireland and Civil Society

Hosted by the ISS21 Research for Civil Society and Social Action (REACT) Cluster & UCC Civic and Community Engagement Committee

Virtual Place

Online on Zoom. Register in advance using link below.


Start: 13.10.2022
End: 13.10.2022


Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21) , UCC Civic & Community ENgagement Committee

Thursday 13th October, 11.30-1 p.m. (Irish time) | 12:30 - 2pm (CET)

Colleagues from across our UNIC Universities, Cities and Communities are welcome to join us for this webinar with

  • Presenter: Cillian Lohan, VP for Communications of the European Economic and Social Committee and
  • Respondent: Dr Barbara Doyle-Prestwich, UCC

Cillian Lohan will provide a brief outline of the history and evolution of Circular Economy policies as developed at an EU level and 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.

Cillians' talk will be followed by response from Dr Barbara Doyle-Prestwich and Q&A.

Register in advance for this webinar here.

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