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ECOPRO Seminar
Sustainable Communities – Sustainable Jobs: Developing the Circular Economy

28 Nov 2015

By Sat 28 Nov 2015April 3rd, 2020CIRCULAR ECONOMY, Events

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Event Details



Green European Foundation, with the support of
Green Foundation Ireland, hosted:

ECOPRO Seminar 2015

Sustainable Communities – Sustainable Jobs:
Developing the Circular Economy


Room HG22,  Nursing Building,
Dublin City University,
Collins Avenue Extension,  Dublin 9

Saturday 28 November 2015 – 10:00am to 2:00pm


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As can be seen, there are plenty of places to lock your bicycle.

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and here for a map of the car parking facilities
(CP1 is the nearest visitors’ one, called “The Helix Car Park”;
however, there are charges and for 3-5 hours it will cost €4).

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While admission is FREE to this event, registration is REQUIRED.

Please secure your place by booking here
– early booking is advised.

Our PROGRAMME OF EVENTS (last updated on 27 November 2015)
is available to download here.


ECOPRO (Ecological Production) is the successor of the previous SERIND project and nine Green foundations from different regions and member states of the European Union (Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Croatia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Spain (Catalonia) and the United Kingdom) are involved in exploring pathways for a transition towards ecological production as part of a sustainable economy that is low-carbon and fosters an equal society.

Further information about the ECOPRO project is available on the website of the Green European Journal here.

Amongst the range of expert speakers at our Dublin ECOPRO Seminar, which was chaired by Duncan Stewart (Environmentalist, Broadcaster and Chair of GFI), were: John Barry (Professor of Green Political Economy at QUB and Director of GFI); Martin Charter (Director of the Centre for Sustainable Design at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey); Ichin Cheng (originally from Taiwan and is Director and Co-Founder of Sustainable Innovation Lab in the UK); Sandy Dunlop (Terenure Initiative); Tommy Simpson (Projects Co-Ordinator at GFI) and Bernie Walsh (Sunflower Recycling).

As always, an important part of our Seminar was the Q&A session which allowed full participation by those attending.