Organized by the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts as co-coordinators of Priority Area 8 (Enhancing Entrepreneurial Competitiveness and Development of Business Clusters) and the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, the conference "Plastics and Circular Economy" took place on Wednesday, November 13 in the Faculty Hall. The conference was attended by 100 representatives of SMEs, the scientific community and national policy makers. The aim of the Conference was to familiarize SMEs with changes in the legislation on plastics in circular economy and to show good practice examples on how this change can be implemented in the business world.
The Assistant Minister for Regional Development and EU Funds, Stella Arneri, attended the conference on behalf of the Croatian Presidency of the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region. She stressed the importance of the EUSDR presidency overlapping with the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2020. Assistant Minister Arneri emphasized the cooperation of scientific institutions and economic stakeholders, environmental protection and sustainable economic development as the thematic priorities of the Croatian EUSDR Presidency and transnational cooperation through macro-regional strategies as a very important arena for partnerships in the field of transfer and upgrading of innovative solutions.
During the Conference, attendees had the opportunity to hear lectures on the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, on circular economy in the plastics industry and on the role of the scientific community.
The conference took place as part of the Croatian Presidency of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, at the initiative of the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts as one of the coordinators of the Danube Strategy Priority Area.