Tuesday 24 May 2022 – (Square Hall: Landbergstraat 19, 2628 CE, Delft)
9:30 – 10:00 : Registration
10:00 – 10:20 : Welcome and Introduction presented by Professor Arjan van Timmeren
10:20 – 13:00 : Parallel Sessions: Theme A – Data Collection (with Coffee Break)
13:00 – 14:00 : Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 : Parallel Sessions: Theme B – Harmonising Data Reporting (with Coffee Break)
16:00 – 17:00 : Recap and Panel Discussion on Themes A & B
17:00 – 18:00 : Networking with Drinks
19:00 – Late : Conference Dinner
Wednesday 25 May 2022 – (Berlagezaal: Julianalaan 134, 2628 BL, Delft)
8:30 – 9:00 : Registration
9:00 – 9:20 : Welcome and Introduction recorded message from Vivianne Heijnen, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management
9:20 – 11:30 : Parallel Sessions: Theme C – Measuring the Circular Economy (with Coffee Break)
11:30 – 12:30 : Keynote Speech
12:30 – 13:30 : Lunch
13:30 – 15:30 : Joint Session to prepare open letter of Recommendations to the European Commission
15:30 – 15:45 : Conference Close
15:45 – 17:00 : Networking with Drinks
Resource scarcity and rapid urbanisation both in the light of rapidly changing demographics, power shifts and climate change create a snowballing challenge of sustainable development. In the recent years the transition towards a circular economy has been seen as a new paradigm that solves two major problems in one shot: the burden of waste and the scarcity of resources. Fascinated by the opportunities, a number of cities, countries and regions (with Amsterdam as a frontrunner) have started setting ambitious transition goals and building monitoring mechanisms. Those monitoring mechanisms are expected to rely on the existing statistics. However, the regulations of waste statistics are relicts of the still linear economy. Therefore, in her PhD research at TU Delft, Rusne Sileryte has been asking: how can the current European Waste Statistics be used to monitor and advance the transition? Is it enough to inform our decisions? And which challenges do we need to solve first when it comes to circular economy monitoring?
Theme A Sessions – Data Collection
Pedro Nuno Mêda Magalhães of the Construction Institute at the University of Porto presents the initial results of the GrowingCircle project which aims to bridge the gap between the development of ideas on the topics of sustainability and digitalisation, with the goal of delivering a set of processes and guidelines that integrate best practices from each topic.
Ton van Dril of the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) presents their research into the creation of a circular potential inventory and its future uses for informing policymaking.
Martijn van der Schaaf from the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) present the process they have developed for the management of radioactive waste, accompanied by a discussion of how their learnings can be transferred to circular waste scenarios.
Jessica Tuscano, Fabio Tatti & Chiara Bonimi from the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection & Research present Italian best practices in waste data collection.
Representatives from the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) alongside their colleagues from Statistics Netherlands (CBS) present Dutch best practices in waste data collection.
Koen Smeets from the Public Waste Agency in the region of Flanders (Belgium) presents their current practices regarding waste data collection.
Elham Maghsoudi Nia from the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft presents her research for the project FCRBE: Facilitating the circulation of reclaimed building elements.
Theme B Sessions – Data Reporting
Boriana Rukanova from the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at TU Delft presents her research on the cross-border dimension of Circular Economy data.
Representatives from the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) alongside their colleagues from Statistics Netherlands (CBS) present Dutch best practices in waste data reporting to the EU and other international organisations.
Jessica Tuscano, Fabio Tatti & Chiara Bonimi from the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection & Research present Italian best practices in waste data analysis and reporting.
Theme C Sessions – Measuring the Circular Economy
Elmer Rietveld of the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research presents their research into improving the quality of circular economy data to aid in more robust policy making.
Representatives from the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) alongside their colleagues from Statistics Netherlands (CBS) present the existing processes used to measure the Circular Economy in the Netherlands.
Tanya Tsui from the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft presents spatial data analysis methods to forecast future locations of circular hubs in the Netherlands.
René Reich presents his research into a holistic method to create a monitor for policymakers steering their Circular Economy transitions, derived from a societal needs perspective.
The program is subject to change dependent on the contributions proposed by participants.