28augAll Day01sepThe 8th International Summer School on Life Cycle Approaches for Sustainable Regional Development | LCSS 2019“Life cycle toolbox for regional circular economy”


August 28 (Wednesday) - September 1 (Sunday) CEST(GMT+00:00) View in my time


ESCP Europe

Heubnerweg 8-10, 14059 Berlin, Germany

Event Details

The Summer School

The summer school with the theme “Life cycle toolbox for regional circular economy” will be held in Berlin, Germany, on 28 August – 1 September 2019. This Summer School is an opportunity for professionals and regional managers to learn how to extend evolving life cycle management tools into new application areas in sustainable development – in this instance in the context of supporting the development of a circular economy. The objective is to encourage use of promising LCM tools by stakeholders who have not so far employed these techniques extensively. This includes regional institutions, research teams and industrial associations that wish to enhance the effectiveness of their sustainability initiatives. LCSS 2019 is also aimed at life cycle professionals and academics interested in broadening their client base by offering new applications.

This Summer School – the 8th in the current series – addresses the growing interest in the circular economy as a means of promoting regional sustainable development. In particular, it examines the influential role of life cycle methodologies in creating a circular economy without producing unwanted side-effects on other societal goals such as social fabric, environment, biodiversity, industry and energy, for example. The summer school draws inspiration from the book “Life cycle approaches to sustainable regional development (Routledge, 2017)”. A number of the summer school faculty are authors of important chapters in this publication.

The 2019 edition of the summer school will explore topics such as materials flow analysis (MFA) and other LCA procedures that improve the planning and implementation of regional circular economy strategies. These include eco-footprinting, life cycle costing, social LCA, technology assessment, use of LCA in procurement, and building a life cycle management toolbox for SMEs.  These instruments will be examined in the context of the current vision of circular economy, using appropriate mixes of innovative policy instruments, R&D, and financial incentives. The summer school uses an interactive programme of lectures, workshops, cases studies and role-plays to explore these key issues.  Key experts will provide keynote lectures.

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This summer school, the seventh in the series, is organized by the FSLCI. The University of Salento initiated the Summer School series in 2011 and remains an important partner to its conduct also in other locations. Since 2015 the Summer School has been organized as part of FSLCI’s mission and vision to support advancing life cycle knowledge globally.











This year’s Summer School will take place right ahead of the 9th International Conference on Life Cycle Management (LCM 2019), which will take place from 1 – 4 September 2019 at the University of Technology, Poznan, Poland. Poznan can be reached by a direct train connection from Berlin which connects both cities through the EuroCity in 2:45h.

Previous Summer Schools

As outlined previously, the Summer School has been organized many times before. In 2017 the Summer School took place in Luxembourg in the context of LCM 2017. Below you find a short video that summarizes the Summer School.

ESCP EuropeHeubnerweg 8-10, 14059 Berlin, Germany

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350€ Early Bird | 380€ Regular | 30€ Rebate for FSLCI members

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