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Spring Session on Waste and Circular Economy

Spring Session 2019: From Waste Management to Circular Economy was held on 7-8 May 2019 in Kalopanayiotis, Cyprus, hosted by the Audit Office of the Republic of Cyprus.


Spring Session 2019 was organized to discuss the trends and the role of Supreme Audit Institutions in progressing from the traditional collect-and-dispose management of waste towards circular economy and waste prevention. The seminar also provided a forum for discussing potential EUROSAI WGEA cooperative audit(s) on waste-related issues from 2020 and beyond.

Meeting agenda (post-meeting) | List of participants


Presentations from the meeting


​Day 1
Mr Charalampos Theopemptou, Member of the House of Representatives of Cyprus 
Waste management and the circular economy​
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​Mr Peeter Eek, waste management expert
​Towards the Circular Economy. Next stop - Recycling Society
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​SAI Cyprus
Ms Anastasia Neocleous
​Packaging waste audit
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​SAI Latvia
Mr Jānis Salenieks
​Financial impact of waste management audit
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​SAI Lithuania
Ms Vaida Barizienė
​How to select and implement waste audits to encourage changes
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​SAI Czechia
Mr Benjamin Groll and Ms Kristyna Liskova
​Waste management – risk analysis

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​SAI Belgium
Mr Jan Vervoort
​Food waste and prevention
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​European Court of Auditors
Mr Robert Markus
​How to improve the resource-efficiency of the food supply chain
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​SAI Poland
Mr Mariusz Gorczyca and Mr Wojciech Dudek
​Plastic waste – a common problem so why not a common audit?
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Day 2


​Commissioner of the Environment of Cyprus
Represented by Mr Andreas Angeli
​Volunteerism and waste management – Let’s do it Cyprus
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​European Topic Centre of Waste and Materials in a Green Economy/VITO
Mr Dirk Nelen
​Policy challenges for waste prevention and circular economy

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​IMPEL
Dr Myriam Fernandez
​Guidance for regulators on enabling innovations in a circular economy
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​SAI Finland
Mr Matti Vedenkannas
​Innovative public procurement for circular economy
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​SAI Slovenia
Mr Igor Vošnjak
​Light a candle less!
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​SAI Cyprus
Ms Christina Meshiti
​Is Cyprus ready to help closing the loop? An evaluation of national waste management strategy
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​SAI Estonia
Ms Viire Viss
​Circular economy and hazardous waste management. Some concerns from NAOE’s experience
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​European Court of Auditors
Ms Katarzyna Radecka-Moroz
​Making ECA a plastic-free organization

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​EUROSAI WGEA Secretariat
Ms Tuuli Rasso
​News from the EUROSAI WGEA Secretariat
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​SAI Estonia
Ms Kaire Kesküla
​INTOSAI WGEA MOOC on Auditing Waste Issues
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Materials of interest related to circular economy and waste prevention