International Seminar on Circular Economy

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Date: Friday 1. February 2019 at 9.00 – 14.00
Venue: Seminar room Kuusi, Congress and Concert Centre Sibelius Hall, Ankkurikatu 7, FI-15140 Lahti

An international seminar in Lahti brings together actors from Finland and Baltic Sea area to learn about the most recent topics in the circular economy. How could actions at regional level become a part of the solution to global problems? What is the role of regions? What kind of barriers are there in the way to profitable circular economy business? The seminar provides an understanding of these questions and more. The topic is addressed at European, Nordic and Finnish level. Good practices in the field of circular economy are presented as well.


The event is organised by Interreg Europe -project BIOREGIO and the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme in co-operation with the energy working group of the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission.

Seminar programme & presentations

Heidi Hautala: European Union enabling circular economy

Jukka Teräs: Circular economy: Nordic experiences and policy recommendations

Mika Sulkinoja: Update of the Finnish circular economy roadmap – what is next?

Jerker Johnson: The experience on value-chain mapping and its relevance for circular economy, see links:



Susanna Vanhamäki & Juha Hertsi: Regional roadmap towards circular economy in Päijät-Häme

Ilona Liukkonen: Bioproducts from industrial side & waste streams

Kati Tuominen: Purkupiha – circular economy business case

Maria Antikainen: Sustainable business models and consumer services of circular economy

Panel discussion: How to overcome obstacles in the way of a circular economy?



Anne Heimonen, the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme
Gsm: +358-(0)44-3719461
E-mail: anne.heimonen@paijat-hame.fi

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