DECOM Tools Policy Dialogue: Sustainable decommissioning of offshore wind parks – challenges and perspectives in the light of Circular Economy principles


Venue: Joint Representation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the State of Schleswig-Holstein to the EU, Avenue Palmerston 20, B - 1000 Brussels

Date: 28 September 2022, 11:15 -14:30


Moderation: Isabel Sünner, Head of International Cooperation, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI)

11:15: Arrival of participants / Coffee

11:30: Welcome by hosts, Dr. Claus Müller, Managing Director of the Hanse-Office & Isabel Sünner, HWWI

11:40: Circular Economy Action Plan - Status quo and policy prospects with regards to the European Green Deal, N.N./André Kleensang, European Commission (tbc)

12:00: EU Parliament’s perspective - current development of the offshore strategy in Europe, Patricia Schlimbach, Northern German Chambers of Commerce Association, Head of Brussels Office

12:15: Growth Opportunities of Offshore Wind Energy and Decommissioning in the North Sea Region, Mirko Kruse, IHK für Bremen und Bremerhaven

12:30: References to the Interreg North Sea programme 2021-2027 – the topics of Circular Economy and Offshore Wind Energy, Annika Rix, German National Contact Point in the Interreg North Sea Region Programme / Senate Chancellery of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

12:45: Light Lunch

13:20: Panel debate: Eco-innovative concepts for decommissioning offshore wind parks

          Facilitator: Stephan Kotzur, University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer Panellists:

  • Representative, European Commission
  • Marcus Bentin, University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer
  • N.N./Company Representative from Denmark/ Belgium (tbc)

14:15: Wrap up and end of meeting



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