As part of their continued efforts to make cities a leading force in the transition to a circular economy, Annerieke Douma, Programme and Business Development Director, spoke at the BeCircular Annual Meeting 2017, on September 12, to showcase some of the pioneering research the Circle Cities programme has conducted over the past year, and unveiled the agenda they have set for the future.
Along with the Erasmus Research Institute for Happiness Economics (Ehero), and with the support of the Goldschmeding foundation, Circle Economy has developed a standardised and replicable methodology to measure circular employment and to identify the skill and education requirements needed to foster such a labour market. This work not only opens up possibilities for cities and governments to monitor circular employment, but it empowers them to effectively invest in the jobs of the future, and Circle Economy is excited to be part of the pioneers, sharing their insights at the BeCircular Annual Meeting 2017.
The event brought together over 350 professionals and representatives from pioneering cities that have committed to the circular economy – from Amsterdam to Glasgow – in order to pool efforts between those European regions that are reinventing the economy to meet economic, social, demographic, health, climate, and environmental challenges. The BeCircular Annual Meeting 2017 inscribed itself within the Brussels-Capital Region’s broader commitment to the circular economy and the launch of its transition programme in March 2016. Learn more about the event here.