Circular governance between theory and practice Laboratory of Transdisciplinarity III (LabT)| H2020 Project CLIC

CLIC’s third Transdisciplinary Laboratory (LabT) took place on 21 November 2019 in Brussels. It was organized by ICHEC Brussels Management School which is leading on work package 3 Supporting circular governance through informed decision-making. This LabT discussed circular governance at all levels starting from the global level, investigating the regional, speculating on the city and finally examining it at the building level.

ICHEC aims at spurring reflection and discussion around the evolving theoretical framework of circular governance and to draw lessons from seminal practical case-studies. In this regard, Michel Bauwens talked through the urban commons transitions providing some examples from a global perspective. Marie Yeroyanni introduced the latest developments of EU R&I Agenda on cities and how circularity and governance are tackled in ‘The Human-Centred City’ report which will guide future EU R&I investments on cities.  Stephan Kampelmann speculated on how to govern the circular metabolism and provided examples of attempts to innovate the governance of metabolic flows. Andy Pratt explored the possibility of governing the cultural sector from a circular economy perspective. Arianne Acke presented the Living Lab experience co-designed and implemented under the framework of the Horizon 2020 REPAiR project. Michiel Van Balen shared his insights on the entrepreneurial journey of the cases of De Hoorn and Hal5 in Leuven, Belgium. Finally, Christian Ost drew some conclusions based on the interactive discussion and exchange of views.

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Welcome Remarks

  • Brigitte Chanoine, Rector of ICHEC and Head of the Haute Ecole ICHEC – ECAM – ISFSC


  • Michel Bauwens, Director and founder of the P2P Foundation
  • Marie Yeroyanni, Senior Expert “Innovating Cities”, Unit “Future Urban & Mobility Systems”, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • Stephan Kampelmann, Chair circular economy and circular metabolism at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Faculty of Architecture La Cambre-Horta
  • Andy Pratt, Professor of Cultural Economy, Director, Centre for Culture and the Creative Industries, City University London
  • Arianne Acke, Team Construction (team bouw), OVAM, Horizon 2020 REPAiR project
  • Michiel Van Balen, Architect and entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Miss Miyagi
  • Christian Ost, Professor of Economics and former Dean of ICHEC Brussels Management School, CLIC’s WP3 leader


  • Ruba Saleh, Researcher, ICHEC Brussels Management School