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The updated European Industrial Strategy calls for the co-creation of pathways to accelerate the green and digital transitions of EU industry and its ecosystems in partnership with industry, public authorities, social partners, and other stakeholders. For the textile ecosystem, the Commission has an ambitious vision: By 2030, textile products placed on the EU market should be long-lived and recyclable, to a great extent made of recycled fibres, free of hazardous substances and produced in respect of social rights and the environment. In a competitive, resilient, and innovative textiles sector, producers take responsibility for their products along the value chain, including when they become waste. The circular textiles ecosystem should be thriving, driven by sufficient capacities for innovative fibre-to-fibre recycling, while the incineration and landfilling of textiles is reduced to the minimum.

In this context, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform, on behalf of the European Commission, DG GROW, organised the EU Clusters Talk “Transition Pathway for Textiles: For sustainable and circular value chains” on 17 May 2023, 8:30 – 9:45 CET, to discuss the Transition Pathway, the critical challenges for the twin transition in the textile ecosystem, and the role of clusters to support the transition.

Speakers included:

  • Antonio de Sousa Maia, Legal Officer, European Commission;
  • Cecilia Nilsson-Bottka, Policy Officer, European Commission;
  • Enrico Venturini, Senior Researcher, NEXT TECHNOLOGY TECNOTESSILE;
  • Dirk Vantyghem, Director General, EURATEX;
  • Clara Mallart, Senior Specialist for Sustainability, MODACC.

Please download the slides and check the event summary for further information.

Watch the full recording of the webinar:

This event is part of bi-weekly online meetings brought to the cluster community by the European Cluster Collaboration Platform. They offer up-to-date insights into the latest industrial policies and clusters’ involvement, projects, and best practices, the latest ECCP news, and funding opportunities. The EU Clusters Talks are a space to exchange knowledge and to discuss cluster-relevant topics, which will change with every meeting.

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