Sustainability Weeks
Sustainability Week 1: Consumption & Production

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Resource stability, eco-friendly production, and a balance between healthy market dynamics and sustainable consumption - all of these are topical concerns in both European markets and policymaking, and they are in dire need of more liberal voices and perspectives.

The European Dialogue Programme (EDP) of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom launches a series of three digital Sustainability Weeks, to be held during the second half of 2021, which will be  dedicated to aspects around sustainability and the economy with a particular focus on circular economy models. Each week will be composed of one IMPULSE session, where we explore the topic through a panel discussion and a DEEP DIVE session, in which experts and stakeholders will be able to network and discuss different aspects in depth.

IMPULSE Invitation

We kickstart the series with our IMPULSE session: This format is designed to foster knowledge building and to explore the liberal potential of cleaner technologies, less polluting business models and sustainable consumption habits.

Don't miss out on our inspiring Spotlights on Liberals in Sustainability:

“Good Practice in Urban Plastic Waste Management in Utrecht”, by Martijn van Dalen (Member of the City Council, Utrecht (VVD))

“Good Practice in Urban Waste Management in Lidköping”, by Frida Nilsson (Municipal Board 1st Vice Chairwoman of Lidköping, Centerpartiet)

After their presentation, our liberal changemakers on the ground will be discussing the issues, together with Julia Blees (Senior Policy Officer, European Recycling Industries’ Confederation (EuRIC)) and  Stefanie Sieberer (Policy Advisor, Sustainable Europe, Eurochambres)

The session will be rounded off with a virtual speed networking session, which gives participants the opportunity to make new contacts and/or renew existing relationships in the interactive web tool


Kindly register for this event by 05. July here.

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IMPULSE Speakers
DEEP DIVE Invitation

Our IMPULSE session got you thinking and you can't wait to bring your own ideas to the table?

Our DEEP DIVE interactive stakeholder networking session aims at exchanging knowledge and fostering connections between participants, Circular Café style. Here we are bringing together professionals who deal with aspects of sustainability and/or the circular economy and who wish to collect ideas, exchange positions and share perspectives around these themes. We particularly welcome policy makers, representatives of associations, organisations, and institutions as well as think tankers, representatives of public and privately owned companies and other stakeholders from the local, regional, and European level to join this session!

You will have the chance to join one of the three following virtual tables:

Table 1: What circular potential do sustainable batteries have in the age of electro-mobility and on the EU market?

Host: Dan-Aria Sucuri, Vice President European Liberal Youth (LYMEC)


Table 2: What expectations and what requirements for the eco-design of plastic packaging?

Host: Moritz Hundhausen,  Head of unit, European environment and raw materials policy, DIHK - The Association of the German Chambers  of Industry and Commerce, Brussels office


Table 3: Designing clothes and textiles for longevity – what new business models will be serving markets of the future given limited resources?

Host: Alice Homuth, Consultant, Löning – Human Rights & Responsible Business



Kindly register for this event by 07. July at *


  • Download Sustainability Week 1 Deep Dive Invitation

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DEEP DIVE Speakers