International Conference “Challenges for the Islands in the Era of Circular Economy” 20th – 22nd September, Chania

The International Conference CIrClE2018 “Challenges for the Islands in the era of Circular Economy” with focus on CLEAN ENERGY, WATER RESOURCES and WASTE MANAGEMENT and PLASTICS’ STRATEGY will be held between 20-22 September, 2018 in Chania, Greece, under the auspices of the European Commission; aiming at highlighting cross border cooperation, enhancing bilateral & multilateral relations, strengthening economic & business opportunities and promoting growth, sustainable development and circular economy practices in the islands of the Mediterranean by building capacity to that effect.
The Conference cornerstone is explaining the new circular economy framework, sharing good practice, networking & dialogue promotion, focusing on economic and territorial cohesion, capacity building, transferability and regional cooperation.
https://circle2018.eu– live streaming also available
Speakers: click here

Venue:  International Conference Center of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh)

Programme: click here Challenges for the islandsplease.

EU islands’ circular economy challenges and opportunities
Clean energy islands initiative
Renewable Energy Systems
Water resources
Waste management and plastics’ strategy
Blue growth
Insularity issues
EU co-financing and relevant instruments
IT and smart islands initiatives
During the Interreg MED Green Growth Community Business Forum session, institutions, businesses and policy-makers meet together to exchange their views for transforming ideas into business opportunities, supported by innovative funding – financing tools fostering Circular Economy business models and eco-innovation. Among other, the session includes:
Good company practices & live demonstration
Funding – financing tools supporting CE business model
Market opportunities towards circular economy
The Interprogramme synergies session will be focusing on synergies among European, national and regional strategies, in the forefront of circular economy. Under the scope of insularity, thematic priorities of Blue Growth coming into projects will be tackled, in the framework of multilevel governance, local peculiarities and interregional cooperation within projects’ consortiums.


I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And seven years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.