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FULL CIRCLE – A Community Approach to Sustainable Work in a Circular Economy

10 Jun 2016

By Fri 10 Jun 2016April 3rd, 2020CIRCULAR ECONOMY, Events

This event is now over.

You can download our report here.

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Event Details



“FULL CIRCLE: A Community Approach
to Sustainable Work in a Circular Economy”


Cloughjordan Ecovillage,  County Tipperary

Friday 10 June 2016 – 2:00pm to 5:30pm


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

Please secure your place by contacting Davie Philip at
– early booking is advised.

A LIGHT LUNCH will be available from 1:00pm for those who have booked.


If you would like to travel BY TRAIN, according to Iarnród Éireann, there are three trains departing from Dublin Heuston to Cloughjordan on Friday 10 June – however, if travelling that day, there is only one which will get you there in time for our Seminar. It leaves Dublin Heuston for Cork at 9:00am, you will have to change trains at Ballybrophy (arr 9:58am at Platform 2, dep 10:05am from Platform 3) and you will arrive in Cloughjordan train station at 10:47am.

If you wish to bring your BICYCLE on the train, it’s about 1km from Cloughjordan train station to Cloughjordan Ecovillage – a very short bike ride.

If you prefer to travel BY CAR, here are the directions to Cloughjordan Ecovillage.

Event Programme



Our keynote speaker will be Anne Snick, who has over thirty years of experience in academic research (KU Leuven), practice in working with families in poverty (University Centre Kortenberg) and action research into new economic models (Flora Network). Her research interests are the systemic analysis of poverty, (gender) inequality and ecological crises. Her focus is on the co-creation of alternative socioeconomic models via commons-based allocation of resources and of a gender analysis of how ‘work’ is defined and valorised.

Our other speakers include:
Cillian Lohan

(European Economic and Social Committee)

Claire Downey

(Co-Ordinator of Community Reuse Network Ireland)

As always at our Seminars, an important part will be the Q&A session
which will allow full participation by those attending.

Further updates on this event will appear on this page.

This event is made possible with the financial support of
the European Parliament to Green European Foundation.

WeCreate Workspace
Cloughjordan Ecovillage,  County Tipperary

This afternoon’s seminar will explore a commons and community approach to the circular economy and local livelihoods by addressing, amongst others, the following questions:

What role do community groups, co-operatives and local enterprises have in the circular economy?

Under what conditions can the circular economy help us accelerate the transition to a resilient and low carbon society?

Our flyer is available to download from this link.