Call for Papers

Workshop on "Circular economy and the values of the European Union"

16 July 2024 

Within the framework of the Jean Monnet Module "CoME CircLE" (2023-2026), the University of Udine (Italy) organizes the 17th Summer School on 'Consumer and Market Law in the European Circular Economy', in cooperation with a consortium of European universities, now including University of Essex (UK), De Montfort University (UK), Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara (Romania), East Anglia University (UK), University of Rijeka (Croatia), University of Belgrade (Serbia) and University of Szeged (Hungary).

This year, the Summer School will host a workshop on "Circular economy and the values of the European Union". The workshop will look at how circular economy fits within the values of the EU and what role can individual citizens have in its promotion. It will host experts and professors from partner Universities and will also include two external participants, to be selected through this call for papers.

The Organizers invite the submission of abstracts covering topics such as: citizens' awareness of the relevance of circular economy; how circular economy contributes to the achievement of sustainability as a value of the EU; the balance between circular economy and protection of competitiveness in the EU; circular economy and inclusivity (for example, through the creation of new jobs); the role of European citizens as promoters and active contributors to the implementation of circular economy; the protection of environment and circular economy as values of the EU; circular economy as a way to promote economic growth; circular economy and private international law; environmental conditionality as a tool to protect EU values.

Abstracts targeting topics not included in the above list, but linked nonetheless to the subject of the workshop, are however welcome.

Abstracts of up to 500 words should be submitted by 10 May 2024, 12.00 pm GMT at the e-mail address, together with a short CV (One page maximum). Submission of abstracts is open to all scholars interested, but post-graduate students, Ph.D. candidates and young researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. The Scientific Committee will select up to two abstracts to be presented during the workshop. Selected participants will be notified by 20 May 2024 and will be required to provide the organizers with an extended abstract (2.500-3.000 words) by 30 June 2024. The workshop will take place at the University of Udine, on 16 July 2024. Selected speakers will not be required to pay any fee.

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