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Stefan Sipka
Policy Analyst
Stefan Sipka joined EPC in 2018 as a Policy Analyst on the Sustainable Prosperity for Europe programme to work on environmental policies and smarter use of resources. His immediate focus revolves, in particular, around the circular economy, EU common agricultural policy, and interlinkages between these and other relevant policies at the EU and global level.
Stefan's engagement in the EPC is built upon his previous academic and professional background in environment, public policy, international relations and the EU. He worked for more than five years in the Belgrade think tank Centar za evropske politike (CEP), the EU Delegation to Serbia and the Hungarian National Waste Management Agency.  His professional and academic output include numerous research publications, policy papers, advocacy events, and legislative, policy and project proposals.
Stefan is dedicated to environmental protection and sustainability commitments and believes that EU policies can deliver substantial improvements in this regard.

PROGRAMME

Sustainable Prosperity for Europe

PROJECTs

Areas of expertise

Circular economy, agriculture and rural development, environmental assessment and public participation

Current positions

Education

MSs in Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management from Lund University and Central European University
MA and BA in International Relations from the University of Belgrade

Languages

English, German, Serbian, Italian

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Publications

European Commission / DISCUSSION PAPER
The von der Leyen European Commission at midterm: Same priorities, different reality
By Corina Stratulat , Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka , Janis A. Emmanouilidis , Johannes Greubel , Francesco De Angelis , Laura Rayner , Danielle Brady , Perle Petit , Silvia Carta , Andrea García Rodríguez , Simon Dekeyrel , Melanie Fessler , Tommaso Grossi , Emily Fitzpatrick , Elizabeth Kuiper , Marta Mucznik - 13/06/2022
Transatlantic affairs / EPC ROUND-UP
Searching for economic security in an age of confrontation: The Trade and Technology Council takes shape
By Annika Hedberg , Guillaume Van der Loo , Frederico Mollet , Georg Riekeles , Andrea García Rodríguez , Simon Dekeyrel , Evin Jongen-Fay - 19/05/2022
Circular economy / DISCUSSION PAPER
Building a circular economy: The role of information transfer
By Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka - 17/11/2021


Contributions

Air pollution / ARTICLE
Everyone’s Problem: Tackling Air Pollution in Europe’s Cities
Stefan Sipka provided comments for the "Everyone's Problem: Tackling Air Pollution in Europe's Cities" article published by the Green European Journal. 

You can read the article here.


28 June 2021 - ,
Green European Journal
Digitalisation / COMMENTARY
Toward a circular economy: The role of digitalization
Annika Hedberg and Stefan Sipka wrote a commentary entitled "Toward a circular economy: The role of digitalization" published in the One Earth monthly journal from Cell Press. The authors argued that although not actively recognized, the ongoing digital transformation can serve as an enabler and even as a catalyst for creating a circular economy. 

You can read the commentary here.

Toward a circular economy: The role of digitalization
18 June 2021 - ,
One Earth - Cell Press
Sustainability / PANEL DISCUSSION
Forum on Local Democracy on Decentralisation and local economic development
Stefan Spika moderated a session at the Forum on Local Democracy on ‘Decentralisation and local economic development’ in Yerevan.

The event was organised by the Conference of Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP), the Armenian Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development, the Association of Communities of Armenia, and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe.

Forum on Local Democracy
12 November 2020 - Yerevan,


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