Here you will find current and upcoming events all over Europe on the topics of circular economy for bio-waste, bioeconomy, wastewater management, and much more. Stay tuned!

World Circular Economy Forum

15 - 18 April 2024

Brussels, Belgium - In person and Online

World Circular Economy Forum

The World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) is an annual event offering a high-level platform to showcase and discuss the most impactful circular solutions worldwide, share knowledge and expertise, build networks and partnerships, and advance the transition to a circular economy. It brings together leaders from business, government, academia, and civil society to find solutions to address the world’s challenges through the circular economy.

This year ICLEI will contribute to the programme with several sessions. Participation is entirely free of charge. You can join us onsite with a WCEF pass or virtually, where indicated. Please note that separate registration is required for each accelerator session (on April 17th and 18th). We hope to see you there! If you happen to be in Brussels during the conference dates, we'd love to arrange a meeting with you. Simply reach out to us to coordinate.

16th April

  • 10:45-11:45 Urban planning catalyses the implementation of circularity
    This session explores how cities steer their urban development to accommodate circular measures in the urban planning processes, from high-level policy to implementation on the ground.
    Main stage session | In-person event.

17th April

18th April

  • 9:30-15:15 Cities and regions getting ahead with the circular transition
    This session will feature interactive roundtables on how EU cities and regions can get the governance and finance right for the circular transition. It will also introduce the main advisory and support activities offered in the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI) framework – including the EIB’s Circular City Centre (C3) initiative and OECD’s support to CCRI Fellows.
    Accelerator session | In-person event | Register here 
  • 13:00-14:00 Preventing food waste: cities leading the way forward
    This accelerator session will explore strategies that cities put in place to reduce food waste along the food supply chain. Building on the CHORIZO and the CityLoops projects, we will bring practical examples from frontrunner cities.
    Accelerator session | Online event | Register here

Upcoming events
Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking
Bio Based Industries Consortium
European Union

This project has received funding from the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (JU) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101023280. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Bio-based Industries Consortium.