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CIRCULAR ECONOMY workshop – how to tackle it?

28. Sep. 2021 @ 10:00 14:00

On 28 September 2021, a workshop on the introduction of a circular economy in a hybrid form was held in Ljubljana. Circular economy in addition to digitalisation, is one of the main development guidelines for companies in the coming years. The workshop was attended by a number of partner companies as well as companies outside the partnership. The Workshop was organized with support of Towards Green Transition Facility programme, supported by the European Commission through the European Cluster Collaboration Platform.

Workshop program

Introductory speeches
− Danilo Anton Ranc, Director General, The Wood Industry Directorate at the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia
− Igor Milavec, Director, Association of the wood processing and furniture industry at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia
− prof.dr. Gorazd Fajdiga, Deputy Vice Dean, Department of Wood Science and Technology at the University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty

Keynote “Circular Economy for SMEs. Paving the way for a successful transition” (Erwan Mouazan, Ecovala, Finland).

Best practices of the Circular economy impact analysis. Case of CENFM Cluster (Massimiliano Rumignani, CENFIM, Spain)

Presentation of examples of Circular economy good practices in Slovenia (Barbara Šubic, M Sora and Matej Feguš, Donar)

Guided discussion between participants – questions, exchange of experiences, .. (Bart Stegeman, independent expert)

Support for the first steps in the Circular economy (Bernard Likar, Wood Industry Cluster Slovenia)

You can watch a recording of the workshop HERE.

Participants agreed that the workshop provided a range of useful information and guidance on how to begin a meaningful introduction to the circular economy.

In the coming months, assessments of their readiness and recommendations for the introduction of a circular economy will be carried out for interested companies.


The activity within the Competence Center for Human Resources Development in Woodworking 3.0 is financed by the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia – Directorate for Woodworking.