This is it. The Final Conference of the FISSAC project took place on 29 January 2020, in Brussels. It has been a great opportunity to discuss the topics that were analysed and investigated towards more than four years of hard and exciting work.
The FISSAC consortium said no to a traditional and static conference, choosing instead for a participative and dynamic event. The participants could get an overview not only on the FISSAC results but also on the current EU agenda regarding industrial symbiosis and the future opportunities of funding.
The Final Conference hosted also the official launch of the FISSAC platform with a first live session which had the purpose to encourage the interested people to become users of the platform and to give relevant feedbacks to even better improve the tool.
Seven excellent hosts managed 3 rounds of conversations (or Conver-stations) on 7 different stories related to the industrial symbiosis, such as the role of the local authorities, other ambitious projects, the future of the glass in the buildings’ sector and the social acceptance of industrial related projects. The participants could choose three stories they were more interested in and each host moderated three sessions of conversation around the specific story. Each Conver-station was a safe space not only to listen but also to put on the table new and personal perspectives.
Finally, four external speakers represented the perspective of the EU Commission, the regional authorities, the social sciences and the different stakeholders involved in the Living Labs. Their contribution has been central to guide the last session of the event, where the participants worked in small groups to elaborate on recommendations and messages to foster the industrial symbiosis in all the industrial value chains around Europe.
The Final Conference ended leaving the participants with some new knowledge, a new perspective, new ideas and new contacts to work more on spreading the industrial symbiosis and circular economy’s pillars.
To check all the presentations and more photos of the event, follow the link.