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Dublin Circular Economy Hotspot 2023

May 29, 2023 @ 9:00 am June 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm Dublin, Ireland

Dublin will become the epicentre of the European Circularity as the host of Circular Economy Hotspot 2023

What is Circular Economy Hotspot?
Now in its fifth year, the Circular Economy Hotspot has become a flagship event on the circular economy calendar. First organised by the Netherlands in 2016, the event has travelled to Scotland, Luxembourg Belgium and Catalonia.

Circular Economy Hotspot is an opportunity to highlight ground-breaking circular economic initiatives, best practices and innovation, with each host country putting together a unique programme that highlights how their country or region is contributing to the transition towards a circular economy.

In 2023, for the first time, Dublin will host the Hotspot alongside two other global regions: Lagos, Nigeria and Chile, with events aligned and spread out during the year to generate increased impact. This unique structure will create an international network of circular economic events across the globe. Dublin will therefore not only represent Irish circular economic innovation in 2023, but will become the focal point of circularity across Europe.

What is the ambition?

Circular Economy Hotspot Dublin will build on the momentum of recent developments, harnessing the cultural influences that are unique to Dublin. The event will revolve around three key themes: Policy in Practice, Citizen Engagement and Innovation & Collaboration. These themes will be explored across four focus areas: Social Enterprise, Design & Manufacturing,  the Built Environment and  Food Systems & the Bioeconomy.

The event will bring together pioneers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, researchers, students, citizens and industry from Ireland and beyond. Furthermore, through a programme of citizen engagement, Circular Economy Hotspot Dublin will aim to bring the circular economy to life, making it relevant to the day to day life of Dubliners.

The Hosts

The application was successfully lead by The Rediscovery Centre with the Eastern & Midlands Regional Waste Management Planning Office (EMRWMP), Dublin City Council and CIRCULÉIRE. It is supported by 30 organizations from Government, Public-Sector, Industry, 3rd Level Education and Social Enterprise. Supporters included The Department of Environment, Climate and Communications, the Department of Rural and Community Development, the Department of Agriculture, the East-Midlands Regional Assembly and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Join us on 23 November 2022, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., at our annual conference, titled “Demonstrating Irish Circular Economy Innovation”.

Watch this space for more information coming soon!