Final event | Houseful, looking ahead

Notas de prensa - 21 Abr 2023

5-year project ends with an online conference on its circular solutions and services for the housing sector and how they will play out in the future.

Houseful’s online final event, set for 26 April, will provide two sessions to share the knowledge, the experiences acquired over 5 years while developing and implementing 11 circular solutions in the housing sector. It will be a place where the project partners and some international experts in the building and water sectors can create synergies and set up a joint future based on what they have learned in the past.

Several projects and experts in the field of circular economy, water and building sectors, but also policymakers at EU and national levels, will be invited to take part in the event to share the main goals of Houseful and look ahead together.

Discover the Agenda (All times in CEST)

First session – “Houseful unpacked” 

  • 14.30-14.35: Introduction to the final event
  • 14.35-14.50 Houseful: what we learned (Carolina Carbò, LEITAT)
  • 14.50-15.05: From local to EU level: Putting the circular transition on a solid footing (Dara Turnbull, Housing Europe)
  • 15.05-15.20: Lessons from co-creating in Houseful (Beatriz Medina, We&B)
  • 15.20-15.35: A new digital platform to help housing stakeholders work together (Albert Torres, IRIS)
  • 15.35-15.50: Q&A
  • 15.50-15.55: Conclusions

Moderator: Marta Escamilla (Sustainability Manager at LEITAT)

UE End-of-Waste status for the value chain Water and Construction” – second session 

  • 16.00-16.05: Introduction to the institutional roundtable
  • 16.05-16.35: A dialogue between Milo Fiasconaro, Executive Director at Aqua Publica Europea, and Christophe Sykes, General Director at Construction Products Europe.
  • 16.35-16.45: Q&A

Moderator: Dara Turnbull, Research Coordinator at Housing Europe

Final conclusions

16.45 – 17.00: Final remarks and thanksgiving (Carolina Carbò, LEITAT)

Here is the sign-up link.

Get to know our panelists

Carolina Carbó

Ms Carbó background covers: academia, research, assistance in construction sites & technical office, and business development. She has participated in several research projects on construction materials, including concrete technology and road recycling techniques. Today, Ms Carbó works at Leitat Technological Center as a R&D Project Manager. (LinkedIn profile)

Dara Turnbull

Dara Turnbull is the Research Coordinator at Housing Europe – The European Federation of Public, Cooperative, and Social Housing. He analyses trends and key themes for the housing sector in Europe, and promote knowledge transfer and best practices. He also works on a number of EU-funded projects on various themes including the circular economy, energy communities, and modular renovation. (LinkedIn profile)

Albert Torres

Albert Torres holds a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He started his career as international Project Manager at LEITAT Research Centre, gaining experience in the management and coordination of Public Funded Projects FP7, Horizon 2020. At IRIS, he is currently the PMO Manager with a six-strong team,  executing a portfolio of more than 30 EU projects. (LinkedIn profile)

Beatriz Medina

Beatriz is a partner and consultant at Water, Environment and Business for Development (WE&B). She holds an MSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of Alcalá de Henares and a Master in Science, Environment and Health Communication degree from the Universtity of Pompeu I Fabra. She has worked for over 15 years in socio-environmental innovation. (LinkedIn profile)

Get to know our Special Guests

Dr. Milo Fiasconaro

Dr. Milo Fiasconaro has been the Executive Director of Aqua Publica Europea – the European Association of Public Water Operators – since 2012. Prior to that, he worked for local public authorities, specifically in the field of innovation, local development, and environmental policies. He has extensive knowledge of EU policies and of their implication for local governance. (LinkedIn profile)

Dr. Christophe Sykes

Christophe Sykes is Director General of Construction Products Europe and an expert in EU public affairs. As such, he was tasked with bringing the organisation to eminence in the European arena in 2012. He’s experienced in holding workshops and debates for diverse audiences. Christophe’s main tasks are to help set out industry positions vis-à-vis EU legislative initiatives. (LinkedIn profile)