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Circulents - The New Consumers: Leadership Programme for Circular Economy 2022

  • Published on February 13, 2022

The aim is to form a new generation of trendsetters and leaders - circulents - to create a more sustainable future. ReGeneration 2030's Leadership Program for Circular Economy will run again in 2022 and be educating 30 young participants from the Nordic and Baltic Sea Region on how to become leaders within the field of circular economy. The program will consist of a course that is conducted online starting at the beginning of May running until mid-June. Applications are open now.

The leadership programme was created by ReGeneration 2030 and The Swedish Association for Responsible Consumption with support from The Nordic Council of Ministers, with the view to unite young people across the Nordic and Baltic Sea regions to learn about the circular economy and empower youth to take action.

I’m really looking forward to another year of our Leadership Programme, where we can continue to inspire future leaders in the field of circular economy. Last year the interest in the programme was very large, with a really ambitious group of young people from over 14 different countries. I think this shows just how important these kinds of programmes are for bringing people together with a common goal, and we hope that this year it will be just the same. Keira Dignan, Secretary-General at ReGeneration 2030.

Throughout the programme, four different topics will be addressed: Sustainable and Circular Lifestyles, Entrepreneurship - Redesigning Business Models, Political Advocacy, and Systems Thinking. All participants in the programme will attend a number of digital meetings where different inspirational guests will speak about their expertise in the field. 

“Participating in the Leadership Programme in Circular Economy was an incredibly beneficial experience. It provided an opportunity to not only learn about the fundamentals of the concept of circularity from the competent experts in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region but also established a network of future leaders of the circular economy. In other words, the programme provided a necessary package of tools for starting an action towards a more circular future.” - Ugnė Budriūnaitė, member of the 2021 LPCE cohort.


Last years’ cohort created a toolkit for individuals to include circular choices in their own lives and to support circular economy practices on a societal scale. This work has been compiled into a “Circulents call to action” which can be seen at Circulents Call to Action.

Applications for the 2022 cohort beginning in May are now open, apply here.

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