Director Ladeja Godina Košir is the new Chair of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform

The Founder and Executive Director of Circular Change Ladeja Godina Košir has been elected to Chair the coordination group of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform (ECESP) in November 2018 for a period of one year. The election confirms that CCs activities in the recent years have not gone by unseen in Brussels and Ladeja’s affinity towards connecting people and empowering impactful relationships played a strong role in the election. Ladeja’s programme for 2019 includes streamlining of the platform’s activities, tighter connection between ECESP and other EU bodies, and fostering circular culture across Europe by bringing creative industries into the loop.

The ECESP was established in 2017 as a joint effort by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). It serves as a “network of networks” and goes beyond sectorial activities and highlights cross-sector opportunities and challenges, providing a meeting place for stakeholders to share their solutions and team up to address specific challenges, while bridging existing initiatives, and advocating the circular economy at national, regional and local level, and supporting its implementation. ECESPs website features a database of best practices and contact.

The coordination group was set up to direct and support ECESP’s activities. 24 members were chosen from almost 200 applications, among them Circular Change, Circle Economy (NL), associations BusinessEurope, Eurocities, Sitra (FIN) and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Group photo of ECESP’s Coordination Group

We invite all circular economy professionals and enthusiasts to follow ECESP’s activities online, including twitter – #CEstakeholderEU.

Follow the link to read Ladeja’s post-election letter to the European public: