National co-creation workshop Barcelona: "Towards a just transition to Circular Economy"

About the workshop:

The aim of the national meeting in Barcelona will be to reflect and analyse the impacts of the current transition to a circular economy in relation to four dimensions:
a) North-South relations and global environmental justice;
b) Employment and productive and reproductive activities;
c) Gender dimension;
d) Responsability, transparency and participatory governance.

Registration link

(The workshop will be conducted in Catalan and Spanish)

“From Minga’s case to beyond”.

A workshop about integral cooperatives for the Circular Economy is coming in April, organized by our colleagues from Minga.

Minga is an organization part of JUST2CE consortium as a case study. This cooperative has been promoting Circular Economy in the rural context of Portugal for years.

The dates will be from April 26 to April 28, and it will take place in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal.

In this workshop, Minga proposes a learning experience about Circular Economy practices from bellow.

 It will be studied how and why cooperatives may be the ideal organization for circularity and sustainability.

The workshop will be a combination of listening, field trips and debates.

The listening part will be about experiences of different people involved in Minga, scholars, practitioners of the social economy, talking about their experiences, perspectives and knowledge.

The field trip part, will give the opportunity of knowing about the experience of Minga, getting immersed in the socio-ecologies of Monteamor-o-Novo, and meeting members of the social economy in Portugal.

In this workshop it will be explored the possibility of the running of cooperatives and the spreading of circular economy movement.

All participants will be welcome to share their point of view and their own experiences.

If you are interested in participating, or need more information, please contact Minga: UNTIL FEBRUARY 10!

Wednesday, April 26

16:00 – 17:00 Reception of participants

17:00 – 18:00 Visit to Casa Branca

18:00 – 18:30 Introduction of participants

18:30 – 18:45 Introduction to the workshop and Just2CE

18:45 – 20:00 History of Minga and an overview of its experience promoting CE in Montemor-o-Novo

20:00 Dinner in Casa Branca

Thursday, April 27

9:00 – 9:45 Breakfast

10:00 – 10:30 Bus from Casa Branca to Montemor-o-Novo

10:30 – 11:30 Visit to Minga’s working spaces: shop, weaving/co-working space and shared workshop.

11:30 –11:45 Coffee-break

11:45 – 13:00 Reporting back and discussing together research outcomes on Minga case-study.

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch break

15:00 – 16:45 Round table I: Governance and management practices and promotion of CE

16:45 – 17:15 Coffee-break

17:15 – 18:45 Round table II: Public policies and the promotion of CE

19:00 Go back to Casa Branca

20:00 Dinner in Casa Branca

Friday, April 28

9:00 – 9:45 Breakfast

9:45 – 11:15 Participatory Session: Mapping Circularities and designing models of Cooperation

11:15 –11:30 Coffee-break

11:30 – 13:00 Roundtable III: Environment, Labour and Gender justice in CE

13:00 – 14:00 Circular Cooperatives and the relationship with the just circular economy movement to come

14:00 Goodbye lunch