Cloughjordan: Open Source Circular Economy days

Sustainable Work in a Circular Economy

Friday 10th June – 14.00-17.30
WeCreate Workspace, Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Tipperary
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?

This afternoon seminar will explore a commons and community approach to the circular economy and local livelihoods.

Scene setting presentations will be given by Belgian-based Anne Snick, Cillian Lohan (European Economic and Social Committee), Claire Downey (co-ordinator of Community Reuse Network Ireland) and other Irish community and local economy advocates.

Dr. Anne Snick 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.

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

Participatory Format – This seminar will be highly participative, blending presentations with facilitated conversations.
Unique Setting – The event will be held in the WeCreate Workspace in Cloughjordan Ecovillage, one of Europe’s leading sustainable community  projects.

This session will also be a local event in a global hackathon called Open Source Circular Economy days where challenges, questions, ideas, documentation and skills can be shared across Europe and globally.

This is a free seminar is being organised by Green Foundation Ireland and Cultivate. For details and booking please contact Davie Philip at  A light lunch will be available from 13.00 for those who have booked.

June 10, 2016 at 2pm - 5:30pm
Cloughjordan Ecovillage
37 Townfields
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