Knowledge Into Action Forum (KIAF) "Towards a Circular Economy in Business Practice and Education"
ABIS is organizing its annual Knowledge Into Action Forum (KIAF) in Brussels, in order to bring together the ABIS network and relevant stakeholders to discuss and collaborate on Circular Economy issues.
The circular economy vision has been gaining more and more traction in the past decade and has come to the forefront of policymaking, business and higher education priorities. It calls for a new economy where waste and pollution are deliberately designed out, products and materials are effectively kept in use in their lifecycle, and where natural systems are not only protected, but also enhanced.
The transition to a circular economy and society will require new ways of thinking, creating the conditions for change to happen at scale and the involvement of everyone: businesses, governments, academia and individuals. We will also need new kinds of expertise, co-operation between silos, systemic thinking and innovation in business and education.
In order to respond to our members’ interest on the implications of circular economy for educational programmes and academic curricula, this year’s Knowledge Into Action is designed to help our members gain and discuss relevant insights and resources aiming to develop circular economy teaching and learning capacity. We will do so by:
- Providing an overview of the EU policy framework around circular economy
- Exploring emerging trends and state of the art research and practice on circular economy
- Enabling knowledge transfer and case study development on circular economy
- Creating possibilities to start international projects and partnerships
- Offering a space for our network to disseminate best practices, knowledge, and resources
The outcomes and connections developed during the event will be used to initiate and develop circular economy projects and initiatives targeting EU funding opportunities.
Due to the rapid changes of the ongoing Coronavirus COVID-19, we decided to organize our Knowledge Into Action Forum (KIAF) “Towards a Circular Economy n Business Practice and Education” ONLINE, in order to comply with the current restrictions and recommendations of the European member states to limit the spread of COVID-19 while still ensuring quality debates and progress among our network.
We would like to assure you that the wellbeing of our community is of utmost importance. We are introducing to you this virtual experience that will lower the negative impact of travelling and will open doors to a technologically advanced and flexible event organization that may lead to many future collaborations.
We will inform you shortly on the updated time frame and the program.
We look forward to seeing you virtually!
The Knowledge Into Action Forum will be on 12 -13.05.2020 and will include the annual General Assembly. The Knowledge Into Action Forum will be closely interlinked with the ReTrace (Realizing the Transition to Circular Economy) Project Meeting with Industry taking place online on 11-12.05.2020. The two events share a common theme on Circular Economy and the attendance to KIAF will include a free participation to the ReTrace Project Meeting.
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