The conference

The International Conference CirClE2019 "Challenges for the Islands in the era of the Circular Economy" + SMile 2019 “6th Sustainable Mobility and Intelligent Transport Conference”, is organized by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works of Cyprus under the auspices of DGENV and DGMOVE.

CIrClE2019 + SMile 2019 will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, from 28-29 March 2019.


Its aim is to promote and support insularity, and boost circular economy in the islands, highlighting cross-border cooperation, enhancing bilateral & multilateral relations, sharing good practices, strengthening economic & business opportunities and promoting green and blue growth, sustainable mobility and intelligent transport systems, sustainable development and implementing circular economy practices in the islands.

In the framework of the conference, the need of implementing holistic Circular economy and Sustainable Mobility plans for the islands will be discussed, as well as the role of the existing networks in supporting such initiatives.


Based on the principles of the new circular economy framework and the EU Mobility Policy Framework, the conference is focused on building capacity towards transferability and regional cooperation in topics, such as:

· Eco-mobility

· EU islands' circular economy challenges and opportunities

· Clean energy islands initiative

· Renewable Energy Sources

· Water resources management

· Waste management and plastics' strategy

· Blue growth

· EU co-financing and relevant instruments

· IT and smart islands initiatives

· Clean transport and urban transport

· Smart and sustainable transport systems

· Infrastructure and the Trans- European Transport network

Parallel expo

A parallel expo area demonstrating technology advancements on mobility and electro-mobility as well as a research hub area hosting projects related to circular economy and mobility will be open to visit during the 2-day conference. During the conference, a GIS workshop will be also organized.