Make Mothers Matter: Seminar on the role of families in achieving the circular economy
14 May, 09:30-11:30 | European Economic & Social Committee, room JDE 51, Rue Belliard 99, Brussels B-1040, Belgium
Make Mothers Matter (MMM) is organising in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee a seminar on the role of families in achieving the circular economy, on the occasion of the International Day of Families.
As the 2018 Behavioural Study on Consumers’ Engagement in the Circular Economy published by the European Commission points out, consumer participation on the circular economy has received little attention until now. Thus to move towards a circular economy, the consumption/demand side needs to be well understood and studied. Consumers play a pivotal role in transitioning to a circular economy.
The conference will bring together different experts and stakeholders at various levels of action, from policy-makers to community-led initiatives combining a top-down and bottom-up approach. The conference will analyse how society can achieve economic progress by including measures of social inclusion, equal opportunities and justice, and how families can be supported in order to contribute to the transition to a more circular economy. The aim is to exchange and build a constructive dialogue among different actors of sustainable development in Europe.
This event is also an occasion for MMM to present how it is engaging families in the circular economy through the Horizon 2020 research project CIRC4life.