ACR+ General Assembly 2022

From 09 June 2022 13:30 until 10 June 2022 14:00
Categories: ACR+ Events

Empowering the sustainable transition towards circularity
New participative approaches for ACR+ cities and regions to lead the transition pathway

The annual ACR+ General Assembly as we know it is back, after two editions behind our screens, under the guiding theme "Empowering the sustainable transition towards circularity. New participative approaches for ACR+ cities and regions to lead the transition pathway." All ACR+ members are wholeheartedly invited to convene in Brussels for not one but two intense days including expert insights, lively debates, thematic discussion sessions, the EWWR Awards Ceremony, a culinary exploration, and above all a good mood at anytime. 


ACR+ cities and regions on the transition path

Exchanging between peers on experiences, common challenges, but also good practices is central in a network. Thematic discussion groups will thus take place during the General Assembly on four of the following topics (based on participants’ priorities):

  • Circular textile waste management;
  • Facilitating the transition to circular food systems for cities and regions;
  • Stimulating CE business models (including GPP/PPI; industrial-urban symbiosis);
  • EPR approaches, covering the costs of littering/waste collection;
  • Sustainable construction – Circular Economy perspective for public authorities.


Open session: a circular resilient Europe

It is a euphemism to say that the last years – and even just couple of months - have been high in key decisions when it comes to support Europe’s green transition and progress towards a systemic circular change.

To help ACR+ members navigate among the new instruments and circular economy solutions at local and regional level, guest speakers will share their insight during an open session on "A circular resilient Europe" including an introduction speech and a discussion panel.

This session is open to all, ACR+ members, friends and anyone interested in building a circular resilient Europe! Make sure you register as seats are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

An extra-ordinary General Assembly

In addition to the ordinary business, this year’s General Assembly includes two votes (for representatives of effective members): a new Board of Directors for 2022-2024 will be elected and the current Statutes will be modified.



Day 1 - 09 June

13:30 - 14:00 Opening of registrations, meet & greet
14:00 - 15:00 ACR+ cities and regions on the transition path - Presentation of ACR+ work
15:00 - 17:20 ACR+ cities and regions on the transition path - Thematic discussion groups
17:30 - 19:15 EWWR Awards Ceremony
19:30 - 22:00 Dinner


Day 2 - 10 June

The session from 09:00 to 11:30 is open to all. Register here.

08:30 - 09:00 Registrations
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome words
09:10 - 09:30 Opening speech
Minister Alain Maron - Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region
Responsible for Climate Change, Environment, Energy and Participatory Democracy
09:30 - 10:00

A circular resilient Europe - Introduction speech: Birthing a resilient Europe
Mathieu Leporini, European Centre of Excellence on Sustainability - CERDI (CNRS, University Clermont Auvergne)

10:00 - 11:30 A circular resilient Europe - Discussion panel: local and regional authorities' role in building a circular resilient Europe
Mathieu Leporini, European Centre of Excellence on Sustainability - CERDI (CNRS, University Clermont Auvergne)
Emmanuelle Maire, European Commission - DG ENV
Pavel Misiga, European Commission - DG RTD (tbc)
Cillian Lohan, European Economic and Social Committee
Claire Roumet, Energy Cities
Patrick ten Brink, European Environmental Bureau (tbc)
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 - 13:00 ACR+ General Assembly Ordinary and Extra-ordinary businesses 
13:00 - 14:00 Light lunch


ACR+ General Assembly 2022 in practice

When? Thursday 09 June (13:30 – 22:00) until Friday 10 June (09:00 – 14:00)

Where? BEL - Tour & Taxis site, Avenue du Port 86c/3002, 1000 Brussels
The BEL is one of Europe’s largest passive buildings and the administrative headquarters of ACR+ Member Brussels Environment!

How to register - ACR+ members? Registrations for the whole ACR+ General Assembly 2022 are now closed. If you missed the deadline and would like to join, please contact Marie Cardon (

How to register - Open Session? The Open Session (10/06 - 09:00 - 11:30) is open to all but seats are limited. Register online before 01 June 2022.

Where to stay? How to reach the venue? The ACR+ team is preparing for you a practical guide... stay tuned!


The ACR+ 2022 General Assembly is made possible thanks to the support of Brussels Environment as hosting member.

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