Athens Circular Forum II
Time & Location
About the event
After the success of the first Athens Circular Forum in bringing the “Circular Agenda” at the heart of the public debate during the municipal, regional and European elections of May 2019, this year we are happy to announce that the Athens Circular Forum is the official Partner Event for Greece in the EU Green Week. It is our great honour that ACF is recognised as an integral part of the most impactful pan-European policy event, where key market actors, leading decision-makers, civil society institutions, responsible investors and active citizens join forces from all over Europe to pave the way towards Zero Pollution.
Pursuing true engagement with the younger generation which bears the burden of the climate crisis, we bring on board all the vital stakeholders to discuss brilliant ideas, explore ground-breaking solutions and determine together the future of European environmental, energy and climate action to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Youth participation is our fundamental driver. This is why this year’s ACF motto and central message across Europe will be designed by students of the Aegean University, following a pioneering social innovation lab and concluding with a creativity contest.
The purpose of the Forum is to stimulate and jumpstart a long-ranging conversationbetween all relevant communities of the Greek ecosystem necessary to accelerate the transition of the national and European economy towards a Circular, Blue and Green recovery, highlighting the vital importance of regional and sustainable growth.
The EU Green Week will precede the much-anticipated publication by the European Commission of the Action Plan “Towards a Zero Pollution Ambition for air, water and soil – building a Healthier Planet for Healthier People”.
The Athens Circular Forum will thus be an opportunity to showcase to the wider European audience the efforts undertaken on the ground at national level to achieve these European objectives and export Greek “success stories”. We plan to encapsulate the key takeaways of this meaningful 2-days interaction into a robust White Paper on the Zero Pollution Ambition to underline the needs and potential of Greece in this fundamental transformation of our time.