7 JUNE 2023


On 7 June 2023 the Dutch Academic Network on Circular Economy (DAN-CE) will meet at The Green Village on the TU Delft campus for its 4th event. Registration will close on 30 May 23.59 hr.

Using the new National Program Circular Economy | Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal, as input, DAN-CE 4 will be a day of in-depth discussions, workshops, and high-level keynotes by academia and decision makers on the opportunities and implications of the Circular Economy. The purpose is to advance the academic discussion on CE in the Netherlands, as well as to provide inputs to the CE policy debate. The theme is “From National Program CE to Research Agenda: Academic Perspectives” and discussions will be related to recent policy documents at the EU level, such as the European Critical Raw Materials Act, the Net Zero Industry Act, and the Eco-design for Sustainable Products Regulation Proposal.



9.00 - 9.25 Walk-in and registration

9.25 -


Overview of day, Jaco Quist & introduction Green Village
9.35 - 10.00 Prof Andy van den Dobbelsteen (TU Delft) opening on  Circularity in the transition plans of TU Delft
10.00 - 10.30 Dr Rutger Hoekstra (CML University-Leiden), post-growth perspective on CE
10.30 - 11.00 BREAK
11.00 - 11.30 Prof Ruth Mugge (TUD), Consumption in a CE: Changing behaviours via design.  
11.30 - 12.00 Dr Esther van den Beuken (TNO & figurehead CE route National Science Agenda NWA), NWA route CE & Resource Efficiency)
12.00 - 13.15 LUNCH


13.15-14.30 Breakout sessions CE research agenda: (i) post-growth, (ii) digitalisation for CE, (iii) critical materials and energy transition, (iv) consumers and social change, (v) upscaling, governance, and business models

Workshops including: 

  • WS1: Regional CE interuniversity PhD program, Sjors Witjes et al, confirmed
  • WS2: Early Career workshop: Panel discussion “Stronger Together: How to join forces in circularizing society (CE Early Career Network, confirmed
  • WS3: Update CE-KIA 2024-2027, Navied Tavakolly (KIA-CE), confirmed
  • WS4: CE Educational Collaboration (Olga Ioannou / Antoine Heideveld) invited
15.30 - 16.00 BREAK
16.00 - 17.00

Final plenary & Wrap-up

  • Report back on breakouts & workshops 
  • Dr.ir Afke van Rijn (DG, Ministry I&W) Response & Reflections 
17.00 - 18.00 DRINKS

Practical information

Wednesday 7 June 2023
09:00 – 17:00


The Green Village
Van Den Broekweg 4, 2628 CR Delft

Are you arriving by public transport?

The Green Village is easily accessible with public transport. Take the train to Delft Station and from there you can take one of the following buses to TU Delft Campus:

  • Bus 40 (towards Rotterdam Centraal), get off at ‘Sport & Cultuur’;
  • Bus 69 (towards Technopolis), get off at ‘Sport & Cultuur’;
  • Bus 174 (towards Rotterdam), get off at ‘Sport & Cultuur’.


May you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us an email: DCL-TPM@tudelft.nl.

About DAN-CE 4

DAN-CE 4, the 4th Meeting Dutch Academic Network on Circular Economy is organized by TU Delft, Delft Circularity Impact initiative, (DCI), TPM Delft Circularity Lab (tudelft.nl), Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering (IDE), Circular Built Environment (tudelft.nl), and the Platform – Sustainable Resource Management in collaboration with the DAN-CE Network Steering Committee. A grant from Delft University Fund (tudelft.nl) is kindly acknowledged.