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Thursday, May 26th

Circular Economy


Circular Economy Permanent Forum

Promoted and organized byAMIU and ACR+

Sala delle Compere & Sala del Capitano,  9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Conference is open to all participants. ITA – ENG – ITA translation is expected.

MORNING-The European cities, key players of the circular economy

Compere Room, 9.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

In Europe over 70% of people live in cities. As this urbanization is planned and managed and how the city obtained, they process and use of resources are key factors in determining the condition of urban areas in terms of employment, environment, health, education and overall quality of life.

The role of cities is fundamental in defining policies and instruments capable of steering the transition of our society towards more efficient patterns of resource use through innovation and knowledge sharing.

Welcome and opening remarks

Emanuele Piazza, Councillor for Economic Development and the Smart City, Genoa Municipality

Speaking session

Circular Economy: from the evolution of the municipal waste manager to that of the system

Marco Castagna, President, Amiu Genova

The transition towards a circular economy: the European legislative package

Simona Costa, European Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities and Communities

The commitment of cities and regions in Europe for circular economy

Françoise Bonnet, Secretary General, ACR+

Panel discussion

Call to Cities for the Circular Economy. Genoa commits to the circular economy

Marco Doria, Mayor of Genoa and of the Metropolitan area

Circolar and social: “The medicines prolong life”, project presentation of Genoa Pharmacies organized in collaboration with Gigi Ghirotti Association

Davide Grossi, General manager, Farmacie genovesi

AFTERNOON- LiguriaCircular – side event – workshop

Sala Fondazione Edoardo Garrone,2.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Promoted and organized byAMIU and ACR+

Lectio magistralis

Environmental Ethics. Preserving and managing the natural resources.

Luciano Valle, Professor of University of Pavia, President of the Centre for Environmental Ethics of Bergamo

An agenda for the States General on Circular Economy in Genoa

Italo Porcile, Councillor for Environment, Genoa Municipality

The role of the metropolitan city in the circular economy

Enrico Pignone, Councillor for Environment, Metropolitan City of Genoa


Open Space Technology for the development of circular economy in the urban context of Genoa (limited number – by invitation)


Emanuele Piazza, Councillor for Economic Development and the Smart City, Genoa Municipality