Implementing a circular economy is a central pathway to tackle climate and environmental-related challenges and to achieve a climate-neutral economy by 2050. Markets must be stimulated for circular products, services and for resource optimisation, aiming at reducing the environmental footprint of the EU economy and the generation of waste. New business models embedding circularity principles must be designed by companies to accelerate the transition. At the core of this transformation, the need to equip current and future workers of the industry with circularity skills is essential.

OBJETIVE OF THE WEBINAR: In the webinar, you will learn about the most recent perspectives of the European furniture industry related the circular economy. New skills and competences for a circular economy will be pinpointed, future circular scenario for the furniture sector will be presented, and the new FURN360 online course focusing on circularity in the furniture sector will be introduced.


This webinar is free of charge. To participate register here.


▶ Introduction and welcoming words – Erwan Mouazan, FURN360 coordinator

▶ The furniture sector and circular economy 2.0, perspectives from the European furniture industry – Gabriella Kemendi, Secretary General, EFIC – European Furniture Industries Confederation.

▶ New skills and competencies for a circular economy– Ilma Stankeviciute, Learning Designer, Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

▶ Circular Economy in 2030: Forecasted Scenario for the Furniture Sector – Juan Carlos Alonso, CENFIM circular economy expert in the SAWYER project.

▶ Educating the furniture sector on circularity skills: presentation of the FURN360 online course by consortium partners.

▶ Question & Answers

▶ Conclusions

FOR WHOM? Managers and staff of furniture companies, students and anyone interested in being involved in the transition to a circular economy

WHEN? Friday 26th of June 2020.10 am – 11.30 am (CEST)


FURN360 is a European project aiming at developing a training curriculum to facilitate the implementation of circular business models in the furniture sector.

Read more about FURN360 project.