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CEE Meeting 2015

In September 2015 oikos Vienna hosted the annual CEE Meeting. Read more about the  meeting on our blog here.

The main theme of the oikos CEE Meeting 2015 was:

Circular Economy.

Our current economic system is based on a linear production, where worn out element are being burned or disposed on a landfill. Circular economy on the other hand describes a manufacturing process where materials are reused in production after their “previous” life cycle has ended. Basis for the concept of the circular economy is the realisation that within a world of planetary boundaries production cannot rely on endless resources in the long run.

The oikos CEE meeting focused on three cycles within a circular economy in particular:

wear, water & waste.

That’s what we did during the four days in Vienna:

Wednesday "wear" till 14:00 Arrival at the hostel
14:00-14:30 Registration at the Do Step Inn hostel (hostel guests)
14:30-15.00 Travel from hostel to workshop venue (Global2000, Neustiftgasse 36, 1070 Wien)
15.00-16.00 Welcome Session
16.00-18.00 Intro lecture on "wear" with focus on "Green cosmetics" by Mag. Linnea Richter from Fian Austria incl. DIY-Workshop
18.00-19.00 "oikos Pizza"-Dinner
19.00-20.30 Movie Night
Thursday "water" 07.30-08.30 Breakfast at hostel (for hostel guests only)
08.30-9.00 Travel to WU (Galerie, LC)
09.00-10.30 Intro lecture on "water" (Univ.-Prof. Thomas Ertl, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna)
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Workshop on water circles (Martin Wafler, MSc from the NGO "CEWAS")
12.30-13.00 Travel to train station "Praterstern"
13.00-14.15 Travel by train to Bad Vöslau incl. lunch break
14.15-16.30 Tour at "Vöslauer" (water bottling plant & thermal bath)
optional - depending on the weather: swim
16.30-17.00 Impact walk to dinner location
17.00-20.00 Dinner at "Heuriger" (typical Austrian restaurant)
20.00-21.30 Travel back to Vienna by train
Friday "waste" 07.30-08.30 Breakfast at hostel (for hostel guests only)
08.30-9.00 Travel to WU (Clubraum, LC)
09.00-10.00 Intro lecture on "waste" (by Benjamin Steuer, MA researcher on circular economy at the University of Vienna)
10.00-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-12.00 Workshop (by Elena Komarova from Interseroh Austria GmbH)
12.00-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-14.30 Travel to Simmering
14.30-17.30 Tour at the waste management facility Pfaffenau
17.30-18.00 Travel to Restaurant "Inigo" (Bäckerstraße 18, 1010 Vienna)
18.00-19.00 oikos time
from 19.00-open end Dinner & Closing Party
Saturday (optional) from 11.00-open end Paper chase in Vienna's city center (starting point: Do Step Inn hostel)