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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.

PROGRAM

Sustainable Prosperity for Europe

PROJECT

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

Sustainability / DISCUSSION PAPER
Towards a green, competitive and resilient EU economy: How can digitalisation help?
By Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka - 13/07/2020
Circular economy / DISCUSSION PAPER
Creating a digital roadmap for a circular economy
By Annika Hedberg , Stefan Sipka , Johan Bjerkem - 05/07/2019


Contributions

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,
Sustainable EU / INTERVIEW
“Farm to Fork” Strategy: Making it Palatable to Farmers
Stefan Sipka was interviewed by Euranet Plus on the Farm-to-Fork Strategy. 

The recording of the interview can be found here.

20 February 2020 - , Belgique/Belgie
Euranet Plus News Agency
Sustainability / CONFERENCE
Digital and circular – creating conditions for a sustainable growth
Stefan Sipka spoke at a panel conference in Belgrade on ‘Digital and circular – creating conditions for a sustainable growth’.


Digital and circular – creating conditions for a sustainable growth
09 December 2019 - Belgrade, Srbija
Serbian Ministry for Environmental Protection and UNDP


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