Policy Lab Workshop: Private-Public Bottom-Up Definition of Digital Product Passport

Join us at the online workshop Private-Public Bottom-Up Definition of Digital Product Passport, held on November 18th

In the framework of Veltha’s Policy Lab, a platform which has gathered input from over 60 regions in the past year, is launching an online workshop focusing on the concept of Digital Product Passports. This edition of the Policy Lab will focus on Digital Product Passports from various perspectives : introducing innovative projects; presentations from company frontrunners; and policy and research insights from experts.  

The online workshop will take place on November 18th, from 10:00-12:30 CET (Brussels time). The registration is open, and to participate we ask you to register HERE.


10:00 – 10:05
Luca Polidori (VELTHA IVZW)

Welcome speech

10:05 – 10:15
Marcello Colledani (Project coordinator, DigiPrime) 

(to be confirmed)

Introducing H2020 DigiPrime, the platform, the services and their link to DPPs


10:15 – 10:25

Rigo Wenning (ERCIM, Legal Counsel):

Presentation of the CIRPASS project

10:25 – 10:40

Sascha Bloemhoff (Niaga, Marketing Director):

Introducing Digital Product Passports (DPPs) and future steps required

10:40 – 10:55

Mario Malzacher (Circular.Fashion, Co-Founder)

Presenting Circular.Fashion and their work with digital information carriers

10:55 – 11:10

Michele Galatola (European Commission, Senior Policy Officer)

Presenting the possible benefits of a DPP-system

11:10 – 11:25

Bente Bauer (Policy Hub, Director of Public Affairs)

Presenting insights from a business perspective

11:25 – 11:40

Thomas Götz (Wuppertal Institute, Co-Head of Research Unit Energy Policy: Energy, Transport and Climate Policy):

Presenting the report ’Digital Product Passport: the ticket to achieving a climate neutral and circular European economy?

11:40 – 11:45

Andrea D’Intino (Dyne, Program Manager)

Presenting the REFLOW project & the Interfacer project

11:45 – 12:20

12:20 – 12:30
Concluding remarks

Find out more about our Speakers & Agenda here

Private-Public Bottom-Up Definition of Digital Product Passport: 18th November

We are arranging an online workshop addressing the concept and practice of Digital Product Passports (DPPs). The European Commission has submitted a proposal stating that all regulated products within the proposal for Ecodesign for Sustainable Products

Regulation will have DPPs, providing customers with product information[1]. The proposal for a new Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation is described by the Commission to be a “cornerstone” to create sustainable and circular products[2].

A Digital Product Passport is, however, not a well-defined concept, but in need of a common understanding and definition of what it entails and how the development should proceed, and we see a need of bringing stakeholders with different perspectives together to discuss barriers, demands, and opportunities with DPPs. We have therefore invited keynote speakers who work with DPPs, either with policy or with the technical development of these within different sectors. 

By this workshop we wish to at an early stage involve and inform regional stakeholders of the development of the system of DPPs to both strengthen their knowledge about the concept, and to create an opportunity for businesses and regional representatives to begin to jointly design policies that fit the actual needs as expressed by businesses.  

Some insights from past Policy Labs

The Policy Lab was first developed within the H2020 SCREEN project in 2017, and promoted a dialogue between regions and stakeholders, assisting in validating methods developed within the SCREEN project for circular solutions. The Policy Lab structure was then used in the Interreg REPLACE project , as well as the H2020 DigiPrime project, to enable regions to communicate, exchange knowledge and innovation capabilities, and create collaborative synergies to facilitate the transition to Circular Economy. Over the past year, Veltha has received input from 60 European regions on issues regarding Circular Economy, creating a more diverse and inclusive base for policy making. 

Join us at this event by registering here! The workshop will be an online event, and a link will be shared with you via email before the event. 

[1] https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_22_2013

[2] https://ec.europa.eu/info/energy-climate-change-environment/standards-tools-and-labels/products-labelling-rules-and-requirements/sustainable-products/ecodesign-sustainable-products_en

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