Between 15 and 18 April 2024, the world’s leading event for circular economy thinkers, doers and leaders hits Brussels – showcasing the most impactful circular solutions from around the world.

Some of our EnergyVille/VITO colleagues will be present too, joining two separate sessions: one on 15 April as part of the WCEF Main Event, and one on April 17 as part of the Belgian Accelerator Day – the full-day programme taking place at the Square Convention Centre in Brussels, curated by the team of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

WCEF MAIN EVENT | 15 April 2024 – Brussels & online

Accelerating Circularity from a Sufficiency Perspective

The built environment is one of the sectors with the highest circularity potential, but current circular strategies focus mainly on the applicable R-strategies (e.g. recycling and reuse). On 15 April, this workshop will therefore be applying sufficiency on different circular solutions in the construction industry, aiming at the lesser applied R-strategies (e.g. refuse and reduce).

Centred around case studies from the Circular Buildings Coalition and the EnergyVille/VITO-coordinated H2020 DRASTIC project*, our EnergyVille/VITO colleagues Joana dos Santos Gonçalves and Michiel Ritzen will be amongst those moderators actively involving participants to come to systemic innovations.

NOTE: Attendance of the WCEF Main Event in person is by invitation only. To enable participation from around the world, however, the WCEF Main Event will be live-streamed online open to all and free of charge!

*Did you know… ?

Did you know DRASTIC – a European project that falls under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme – is a joint effort by 23 partners from 8 European countries, with VITO/EnergyVille functioning as both project and technical coordinator?

The project will pave the way for significant whole life-cycle environmental impact reduction in new construction and (deep-energy) retrofit by demonstrating affordable innovative circular solutions in 5 different geographical zones in Europe.

BELGIAN ACCELERATOR DAY | 17 April 2024 – Brussels

Towards a Circular Built Environment using Bio-Based and Reclaimed Materials

This session taking place as part of the Belgian Accelerator Day will take construction professionals through the learnings of European projects to demonstrate how circular construction can become the new normal.

Our colleague Michiel Ritzen will be joining, moderating the panel on Reuse, Reduce and Bio-Based Construction Materials.

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