SMART Products workshop

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Products sold in the EU must be produced in a manner that supports sustainable circular production and consumption. Today, products are the objects of the linear business models based on overconsumption, and sold to private consumers and public procurers. 

At this SMART Products Workshop, we will present our proposals related to products. Our proposals aim firstly to broaden and strengthen the EU’s Circular Economy initiative, secondly to make it easier to be a sustainability-oriented consumer, and thirdly to reinforce sustainable public procurement.  

Breakfast will be served at the event. Please register here.


08:30    Coffee and breakfast

09:00    Welcome, Professor Beate Sjåfjell, University of Oslo and SMART project leader

09:05    Presentation by SMART scholars:

Mapping social and environmental risks in the electronics product lifecycle - Maja van der Velden, Associate Professor, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo 

Resistance to regulation in global value chains / product lifecycles – Mark B. Taylor, Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research and Faculty of Law, University of Oslo 

Reforming EU production and consumption – Eléonore Maitre-Ekern, Researcher,  Faculty of Law, University of Oslo

09:35    Prepared comments: 

Camilla Skjelsbæk Gramstad, Bærekraftsansvarlig, Virke

Håkon Sandven Jentoft, Senior Executive Officer, Agency for Waste Management, City of Oslo

09:55    Discussion

10:30    Meeting ends

The main elements of our reform proposals are outlined in our introductory report. Detailed drafts for discussion are made available to the participants. We welcome your input to our draft proposals, in the discussion at the event and afterwards. Additional feedback may be submitted through this online form or by e-mail to


Published Jan. 7, 2020 4:15 PM - Last modified Sep. 29, 2020 3:30 PM