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Final Conference of the ORIENTING Project at WCEF2024

18th April 2024, 14:00 – 18:30 CET – Brussels, TBC

The ORIENTING Consortium is glad to announce the ORIENTING Final Conference, which will take place on Thursday, 18th of April 2024, from 14:00 to 18:30 CET, in Brussels, Belgium. The Conference is organized in two parts:

  • Part I, 14:00 – 17:00 CET. “ORIENTING Final Conference“. It is aimed at officially presenting the main results of the project and targets policy makers, industry organisations, research institutions and NGOs.
  • Part II, 17:00 – 18:30. “Toolbox for sustainable circular products: results from the ORIENTING project“. This part of the conference is an accelerator session at the World Circular Economy Forum 2024 (WCEF), and targets companies of any size for showcasing and deep diving into the ORIENTING toolbox for evaluating sustainable circular solutions.

This final conference is an opportunity to learn about the main results achieved and understand and discuss their applicability in different decision contexts, in the light of ongoing and forthcoming policy initiatives, such as, prominently, the Ecodesign for Sustainable Product Regulation and the Green Claims Directive, among others.

You are warmly invited to take part in this afternoon event in Brussels. We look forward to hosting you and celebrating this important result with an informal drinks reception and networking event at the end of the day.  

For more information about the workshop, click here, and follow ORIENTING communication channels (Twitter and Linkedin) for updates!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 5th of April, 2024

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28th November 2023, 11 – 12:30 CET

How does the ORIENTING’S LCSA methodology apply to SMEs and trade associations? What benefits does it offer and how does it mesh with all the other policy initiatives of the European Green Deal?

If you are an SME, by joining us on November 28th at 11 a.m. you will:

  • Find out how to apply the ORIENTING’s LCSA methodology to your own company.
  • Receive an overview of key European policy initiatives on sustainability.
  • Clarify all your doubts and curiosities with direct questions to the experts during the panel discussion.

The event is aimed at all SMEs and trade associations interested in understanding how to apply the ORIENTING’s LCSA methodology to their own reality and sector. It will also be an opportunity to receive an overview of key European policy initiatives and the role an LCSA methodology can play in the context of the European Green Deal, from the perspective of the three main categories of the regulatory landscape: product design, governance, and transparency/communication. A policy officer from the European Commission is invited to present these initiatives to participants.

The workshop is divided into two parts:

  • Part one: introduction to the LCSA methodology for SMEs and its role in the framework of key European policy initiatives on sustainability.
  • Part two: panel discussion on the topics of LCSA methodology that will engage all participants and the experts.

For more information about the workshop, click here.

We strongly encourage all those who plan to attend to send us any doubts or questions about the topics we will cover in the workshop via e-mail to events@orienting.eu.

Priority will be given to SMEs and trade associations to which this event is dedicated. We invite everyone to connect a few minutes before the event.

7th September, 8.00 – 9.00 CET

Participants to the LCM 2023 Conference in Lille, are invited to take part in the side event organized by ORIENTING titled “A toolbox for operationalizing Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment: insights from the ORIENTING’s project” at Lille Grand Palais (Site visits and Side events – LCM 2023).

A toolbox of solutions has been developed for supporting the practicability of LCSA, which consists of guidelines for consistent LCSA application, models and indicators, for each pillar and for the LCSA and to analyse circularity of systems, LCSA database ontology and specifications, software specifications and training materials. 

In this event ORIENTING´s project partners aim to:

  • present the ORIENTING’ approach to LCSA development and implementation, showcasing the application in real industrial contexts;  
  • present the toolbox for LCSA implementation;
  • exchange with the participants interested in knowing more about the LCSA and its business opportunities.

For registering to the event, please visit the registration page. You must be registered to LCM conference to participate to side event.

We would love to count with your participation in this session!

For more information about this session, download the dissemination document.

3rd May 2023, 15.45 – 17.45 CET

Participants to the SETAC Europe 33rd Annual Meeting 2023 in Dublin, are invited to take part in the parallel event session by ORIENTING titled “Interpretation and integration in Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment: methodological challenges and the way forward in ORIENTING” at The CCD- Liffey Meeting Room 1 (Level 1).

In this session ORIENTING´s project partners aim to:

  • present the latest state of play of the project with emphasis on the integration and interpretation phases of the LCSA;
  • share preliminary findings and challenges identified after the application of the methodology in the context of some of the project´s case studies;
  • exchange with the participants on specific methodological aspects related to the choice of methods and weights when aggregating LCSA results.

For more information about this session and how to register, download the dissemination document.

13th March 2023, 10:00 – 12:00 CET

How does this LCSA methodology apply to SMEs? What benefits does it offer and how does it mesh with all the other policy initiatives of the European Green Deal?

These are the topics that will be discussed during the workshop “Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment for SMEs”, which will be held on Monday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The event is aimed at all SMEs interested in understanding how to apply the Orienting’s LCSA methodology to their own reality. It will also be the opportunity to receive an overview of key European policy initiatives and on the role that an LCSA methodology can play in this context, from the perspective of the three main categories of the regulatory landscape:

  • Product design: with the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation focused on stimulating the production of products that are energy efficient, last longer, use recycled materials, and based on circular business models.
  • Governance: represented by the Corporate Due Diligence Directive aimed at promoting sustainable and responsible corporate behaviour along global value chains.
  • Transparency/Communication: with the Digital Product Passport designed to provide easy access to useful data about a product and its supply chain, and the Green Claims Directive that intends to help consumers make more informed choices about the products they buy.

The workshop will be divided into two parts:

  • Part one: introduction to the LCSA methodology for SMEs and its role in the framework of key European policy initiatives on sustainability.
  • Part two: panel discussion on the topics of LCSA methodology that will engage all participants, the experts and three SMEs, industrial partners of the Orienting project.

For more information about the workshop and the agenda, click here.

Due to the high number of requests received, we decided to open registration again and add more places to the event. The number of participants remains limited, so hurry up and register below! Priority will be given to SMEs.

30th June 2022

As stakeholders of the ORIENTING project, you are invited to participate in a brainstorming session on the main results of the open consultation process that was launched on the 5th of May. The Orienting team has processed your valuable comments and suggestions about the LCSA draft methodology, so now it’s time to focus on the most relevant points.

The event will be divided into two parts: in the first one, we will present in more detail the draft ORIENTING LCSA methodology and the key points that emerged from the consultation. In the second part, participants will have the opportunity to interact in the brainstorming session on the main themes of the open consultation. During the registration you can express your preference to participate in only one of the two parts or in both.

To ensure the effectiveness of the workshop, the numbers of participants is limited, and the ‘first come, first served’ rule is applied.

This is a private event for ORIENTING stakeholders. 

Not registered yet? Please register at Orienting – Stakeholders registration.

This workshop will be open upon registration. Deadline for the registration is June the 26th.

Agenda

09.30Welcome and presentationsAlessandra Zamagni – Ecoinnovazione
09:40Introduction to the workshop: Presentation of the goal of the workshopAlessandra Zamagni – Ecoinnovazione
09:50Presentation of the ORIENTING Project:
Why, What and How Orienting is developing a life cycle approach for assessing the sustainability of products
Mauro Cordella – Tecnalia & ORIENTING Project Coordinator
10:10Introduction to the key pillars and characteristics of the LCSA methodology Presentation about the LCSA draft methodologyHanna Pihkola – VTT
10.40Key outcomes from the consultationAlessandra Zamagni – Ecoinnovazione
10:50Coffee Break 
10:55Brainstorming sessionAll participants
12:50Wrap up & ConclusionsAll speakers
13:00End of workshop 

9th May – 3rd June 2022

The draft LCSA methodology of ORIENTING will be open for consultation from the 9th of May to 3rd June. All registered stakeholders are kindly invited to check the document in the stakeholders space of Orienting website: we look forward to receiving your constructive input and proactive suggestions!

For accessing the document, you need to be registered as stakeholder of ORIENTING. 

If you have any questions you can contact the Orienting Team at events@orienting.eu.

Open Consultation Process

19th May 2022 | 4.00 – 5.00 PM CET (3.00 – 4.00 PM GMT)

ORIENTING is an EU H2020 project aimed at developing an operational methodology for the life cycle sustainability assessment of products supporting decisions towards the circular economy.

The Centre for Sustainable Design® at UCA is completing research into product circularity and product social considerations in design and development, that will feed into the project.

Objectives

The webinar will take place via Zoom, where findings will be presented on product circularity based on 21 in-depth qualitative interviews conducted with industry between August 2021 and March 2022.

The webinar will highlight:

  • Identified Product Circularity (PC) Strategies and implementation
  • Defining Circularity
  • Measuring circularity in the context of LCA’s
  • Barriers identified for implementing Product Circularity
  • Key drivers (PC)
  • PC links to Orienting methodology
  • PC starter checklist

Registration

The event is free of charge, but you will need to register with lilian.sanchezmoreno@uca.ac.uk by sending your name, job, title and organisation. On receipt, you will be sent instructions to join the webinar. More information is available at the following link.

https://cfsd.org.uk/projects/orienting/webinars/webinar1/
product circularity

23rd May 2022 | 4.00 – 5.00 PM CET (3.00 – 4.00 PM GMT)

ORIENTING is an EU H2020 project aimed at developing an operational methodology for the life cycle sustainability assessment of products supporting decisions towards the circular economy. The Centre for Sustainable Design® at UCA is completing research into product circularity and product social considerations in design and development, that will feed into the project.

Objectives

The webinar will take place via Zoom, where findings will be presented on product social considerations based on 21 in-depth qualitative interviews conducted with industry between August 2021 and March 2022.

The webinar will highlight:

  • What are Product Social (PC) issues?
  • Defining Social Topics within Design and Development
  • Identified PS Topics within Industry
  • Measuring Social Impact
  • Barriers identified for implementing PS Considerations
  • PS links to Orienting methodology

Registration The event is free of charge, but you will need to register with lilian.sanchezmoreno@uca.ac.uk by sending your name, job title and organisation. On receipt, you will be sent instructions to join the webinar. More information is available at the following link: https://cfsd.org.uk/projects/orienting/webinars/webinar2/.

product circularity