EURECA-PRO Conference 2022

EURECA-PRO Conference - 2022

A place to share the experience, scientific results and the most recent advances to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 12

19, 20, 21 Oct   León, España

Activities for early career researchers
Panel Discussion Sessions


The EURECA-PRO Conference on Responsible Consumption and Production 2022 provides an interdisciplinary forum for practitioners, academic and scientific experts on responsible consumption and production. A place to share their experience, scientific results and the most recent advances to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 12.

It also aims to constitute a benchmark for leading researchers in this field to discuss current and future challenges, and innovative solutions considering the technological, humanistic, economic, social and environmental dimension of responsible consumption and production.

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The first 20 accepted abstracts will have 20% off the registration fee.




What does research on Responsible Consumption and Production mean?

The EURECA-PRO Young Researchers Forum is your opportunity to make a difference in your research and educational career.  The Forum aims to combine disciplines looking towards the challenges within the UN Sustainable Development Goal number 12 on Responsible Consumption and Production (UN SDG-12). The aim is to set a benchmark in the researcher’s career within an innovative learning and productive environment.

Are you interested in participating?

Day 1 – 17th October 2022
EURECA-PRO Young Researchers Forum.

Day 2 – 18th October 2022
Learn the communication tools and know how to use them in our favor, we will develop our capacity to connect with others and increase our ability to face difficult situations in a more friendly, empathetic and successful way.

Day 3 – 19th October 2022
EURECA-PRO Young Researchers Forum.

Day 4 – 20th October 2022

Day 5 – 21th October 2022


Prof. Dr. Alexandros Stefanakis

Technical University of Crete
Friday 21, October, 13:00

“Implementing constructed wetlands for sustainable water management in a circular economy: examples and case studies”

Eduardo de Oliveira Fernandes

University of Porto
Thursday 20, October, 9:45

“The ethics on the energy use as a factor ‘sinequanon’ for more intelligent and social use of Nature”


Panel discussion 1: Environment and energy
José Manuel Álvarez Martínez

Instituto Hidrológico de Cantabria (IH)

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Mónica Álvarez Manso

Global Virtualizza Ingenieros SL

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Jimeno A. Fonseca


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Carsten Drebenstedt

Technical University Freiberg

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Panel discussion 2: Circular economy
Noemí Barrientos Herrero

León Startup

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Beatriz Jiménez Parra

University of León (ULE)

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Sabin Ioan Irimie

University of Petrosani

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Panel discussion 3: Smart and healthy societies
Manuel Franco

University of Alcalá (UAH)

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Jairo Luzón

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HP)

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Barbara Wedler

University of Applied Sciences Of Mittweida (HSMW)

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All the workshops will be celebrated on October 19th at the University of León, Campus de Vegazana. The organizing committee will notify the participants of the specific venue after registration. Individual workshop registration will have a cost of 50 euros. See section “Registration and fees” for discounts and additional information.


Authors can submit scientific communications for one or more sessions on the following topics.


Smart and healthy societies
  • Public health challenges towards sustainable patterns
  • Media impact as a tool for sustainable change
  • Citizen awareness and education in smart consumption trends
  • Consumer behavior
  • Business and sustainability: ESG (Environmental, Social and Government) and environmental-friendly strategies
  • Social, equity and cohesion; DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion); the role of human rights
  • Safety, hygiene and food quality
  • Digital marketing and branding strategies potential to promote environmental-friendly habits, products and mindset
  • Healthy lifestyle, nutrition and sustainable habits
  • Integrating sustainability in global and local policy-making
  • Natural resources management, global governance and policies
  • The role of proximity in smart and healthy societies
  • New trends in consumption habits
  • Sustainable product policies, ecolabelling, product eco-design and environmental friendly products
  • Anthropology of sustainability
  • Financial management to embrace eco-friendly economic growth
  • Economic, social and environmental impact of tourism
  • International cooperation and institutional reinforcement for building enduring global policies, compromises and actions
  • Knowledge transfer for policy makers and stakeholders
  • Ecological footprint
  • Media as an agent for change in responsible consumption and production
  • Lifestyle disruptive changes
  • Education towards a sustainable society
  • Smart health
  • Healthy cities and quality of life
  • Smart cities: socio-technical and socio-ecological systems.
  • Data security, privacy, technological, ethical and legal aspects.
Recycling, reuse, and longer lasting products
  • Education as a tool regarding recycling, reuse and longer lasting products
  • Historical perspectives on recycling and reuse of products
  • Food waste: concerns and solutions
  • Circular economy: importance and benefits on responsible use and product consumption
  • Responsible citizens and sustainable consumers: policies, historical analysis and future challenges
  • Socio-ecological transformation: sustainability from the point of view of growth and degrowth
  • Societal, technological and political challenges for resources use optimization
  • LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) of goods and services
  • Sustainable built environment: use of natural-ecological, waste-based or recycled materials
  • Durability and recyclability of products
  • Responsible materials flow
  • Food production and preservation using conventional methods and emerging technologies
Clean air, freshwater, healthy soil and biodiversity
  • Territorial consumption: resilience, analysis and upcoming challenges
  • Biodiversity and sustainable development cutting-edge techniques: mapping, modeling and artificial intelligence
  • Livestock production and optimization of global resources
  • Biodiversity and animal welfare for sustainable development
  • Sustainable patterns in the agri-food sector (e.g. food system governance, eco-labelling, innovative technologies, methodology climate change adaptation)
  • Sustainable production
  • Chemical and environmental engineering
  • Soils and technologies of the natural environment
  • Engineering and sustainable agriculture
  • Consumption and management of natural resources: historical evolution, current situation and future perspectives
  • Sustainability of animal, agriculture, livestock production systems
  • Rural and environmental engineering
  • Water consumption and preservation of freshwater aquatic ecosystems
  • Responsible use and conservation of oceans, seas and marine resources.
  • Policy development on environmental challenges related to clean air, freshwater, healthy soil and biodiversity
  • Upcoming technologies in environmental studies
  • Mining and recycling
  • Environmental conservation: education, public awareness, IT, economy and development
  • Human well-being and environmental sustainability: processes and impacts
  • Global change and environmental disturbances
  • Soil and water: exploitation, conservation and impacts
Cleaner energy and cutting-edge clean technological innovation
  • Policy making for energy efficiency, carbon-footprint reduction
  • Clean energy: sustainable methods, innovations and new technologies, perspectives, certifications, risks, opportunities.
  • Energy saving technologies for responsible consumption
  • Energy access: challenges and perspectives
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Clean energy and country development
  • Education in clean energy, renewables and behavioral consumption
  • CCUS – Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage
  • Green hydrogen in the global energy system
  • Renewable energy transition
  • Decarbonizing the global economy
Industry 4.0
  • Influence of robotics, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence.
  • Regulations, ethical and legal aspects in the Industry 4.0
  • Processing and distribution processes: challenges and opportunities
  • Societal and educational matters for living in a 4.0 society
  • Industry transformation, behavioral consumption and production awareness (e.g. net zero waste, efficient use of resources, fast fashion, greenwashing, relocation strategies)
  • Adaptation to environmental challenges
  • Sensors for the smart manufacturing environment, healthcare and other applications
  • Industrial applications of the Internet of Things
  • Engineering Processes
  • Eco-efficiency, mechanical and materials engineering

Short paper Submission guidelines

1. Short paper submission (Submission Deadline: September 16, 2022)

Short paper proposals should be submitted in PDF or Word format, using the abstract template. For submission, please use the submission button. Please take into consideration that the short papers must have a minimum of 1500 words and 10 references.

2. Peer review process (Deadline: September 26, 2022)
Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and authors will be informed whether their manuscript can be accepted, accepted with changes or definitely rejected.

3. Final submission (Deadline: October 4, 2022)
Authors should submit the final version of the article after making the changes requested by the reviewers.

4. Notification of acceptance to publish the short paper in the Conference Proceedings (Deadline: October 7, 2022)
After successful submission, authors will receive a confirmation to the email address provided after September 16. In absence of confirmation, please contact the organizing committee:
If your communication has been accepted, the short paper will be published in Springer Proceedings in Earth and Environmental Sciences (ISSN, indexed in SCOPUS). High quality communications will have opportunities for consideration for one special journal issue after a blind peer-review process.
Remember that the Conference registration is a separate process from the submission process. For any doubt, please contact the organizing committee:

5. Presentation
Your presentation will be scheduled on one of the days already assigned to the different thematic tables.
Its final date and time will be made public once the abstract acceptance process is closed.
The conference will be held from October 19 to October 21, 2022.

6. Registration and Payment (Deadline: October 12, 2022)
Remember that in order to formalize the registration process you have to pay and send the payment receipt before the deadline (October 12th). Please visit the section Payment and invoicing and submit your payment receipt.

7. Attendance Cancellation (Deadline: October 14, 2022)
Please consult the Cancellation policy.

Family Conciliation

Being aware of the difficulties that exist concerning childcare when attending a conference, we have worked to make it possible to reconcile work and family life. This way, EURECA-PRO Conference offers a warm welcome to children, providing the necessary measures to ensure their parents’ tranquility, knowing they leave their children in good hands.

Therefore, the registration of dependent minors as accompanying persons is available.

We offer two different services, depending on the age of the children:

  • From 0 to 3 years old: nursery service
  • From 3 to 12 years old: playroom service

Ludens company is in charge of managing the playroom service, with monitors specialized in animation and free time with the function of dynamising and controlling a children’s recreational area, carrying out activities for children between 3 and 12 years old, such as psychomotor games, workshops, sports and songs

The service includes:

  • Monitors specialized in animation and free time
  • Civil liability and accident insurance
  • Program and material for the activities
  • Risk assessment (regulations of Juventud Castilla y León)
  • Picnic basket and lunch (two days)

The activities will take place on October 20th, from 9:00 to 18:00, and on October 21st, from 9:00 to 15:00.


The Play Room service price is 95 euros per child for two days. However, a minimum group of ten children will be required at the Conference in order to run the Ludens children’s programme. Therefore, we will need confirmation of the attendance of the accompanying child by October 14th. For nursery service, please contact

If you are interested in this service, please select the option during the filling of the registration form.

Registration and fees

The registration of participation in the conference will be open until September 20th.

Conference registration
Conference + 1 Workshop
Single Workshops
Early career researchers*
*Clarification: early career researchers (PHD students and junior postdoctoral researchers) The registration includes:
  • Access to the Conference: Plenary sessions, panel discussions, poster sessions and oral presentations.
  • Conference dinner (October 20th).
  • Book of abstracts in electronic PDF version (with ISBN).
*Publications of communications within special journal issue will have an additional cost. If you are interested on the special issue, please contact
*We offer you paper poster printing services to scientists with a cost of 18 euros. You can select the option in the registration form.
*Registration for the workshops is open until seating capacity is reached, following order of application.
*When filling the registration form, please indicate the need for family conciliation services in order to accommodate your presentation schedule to the family conciliation program.

Payments and invoicing

Payments should be made by traditional bank transfer, until October 20th. All costs of money transfer should be covered by the participants. Payments made by bank deposit or bank transfer must be credited by sending proof of payment with the name of the participant.

Payments made by bank deposit or bank transfer must be credited by uploading proof of payment with the name of the participant through the following link:

Payment should be made to the following registration system operator bank account:


Bank account: ES55 0049 6739 1329 1622 9380

If you need a proforma invoice, in case the payer of the registration is an institution (university, center or company), and the invoice is to be issued in its name, please make sure that you enter the full tax details of the holder in the registration form. For proforma invoice, please contact

Family Conciliation policy

Family conciliation services should be requested during the registration phase by selecting this service in the registration form before October 14th. After this date, the service could be requested by sending an email to For more information about family conciliation service, please visit the “Family conciliation” section. Requests for registration cancellation must be addressed in writing and sent by email to the Conference secretary ( The registrant must send the notification of cancellation of the family conciliation service before October 14th to be eligible for a full refund. After this date it would not be possible to obtain a refund of the service.

Cancellation policy

Request for registration cancellation must be addressed in writing and sent by email to the Conference secretary ( The registrant must send the notification of cancellation of registration before October 14th to be eligible for a full refund. All refunds will be made by the same means by which the payments were made. No refunds will be made if notification of cancellation is made after October 14th, except in cases of force majeure or specific extenuating circumstances (medical problems, family emergency, confinement or mandatory mobility restrictions), which must be duly justified and proven. No refunds will be granted to registrants who do not meet the above conditions.

Although no refunds will be given after October 14th, the place may be filled by another person who meets the requirements of their registration category free of charge.

Participants who do not attend the sessions, lectures, ceremonies, lunches or morning or afternoon coffees included in the registration fee will not receive a refund equivalent to the cost of the sessions, lectures, ceremonies, lunches or coffees.

Cultural activities


Travel to León

From Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport (Recommended):

1. By train: The train station is located in level -1 of terminal 4. You should take there a train called “Cercanías”, line C1 or C10 to “CHAMARTÍN”. It takes 15min to get there. You can check it here:
Then, you should take a train to León from there. You can buy the tickets from:
There is a variety of trains and prices, from the fast trains (AVE) that take 2h and 15 min, to slower trains that take 5h and 23 min, there are even hotel-trains. The cost ranges are also wide, from 42,90€ to 19,90€.

2. By bus: There are some direct buses from the airport. It takes approximately 4:30-5h to get to León and it costs between 25 and 35€. The bus arrivals and departures are from T4, level 0, docks 1 to 4. The company serving León is named “ALSA” and it is recommended to buy the ticket online from the web:

3. By plane: There are not direct flights to León. You will have to make a stopover at Barcelona. Other options of nearby airports could be Valladolid (which has a small airport with a bus service directly to León -11€) or Oviedo. The most common option is to fly to Madrid that has the most transport options to León.

Another option would be take Metro line 8 from the airport to “NUEVOS MINISTERIOS”. Once there, you should take line 6 and get out at “MENDEZ ALVARO”. There are some mechanic stairs where you have to go up and arrive at “Estación Sur” (bus station). It is run by the same company and the tickets are sold as well from The bus takes 3 hours 45 min to get to León so we highly recommend take the bus from the airport.
You can check the metro map here:

From Barcelona – El Prat Airport:

1. By bus: There are not direct buses from the airport to León. Instead, you should go to “ESTACIÓN NORD” and once there, you should take a bus (tickets sold at: which takes around 10:30 and 11h to get to León.

2. By train: You should go to the train station “BARCELONA-SANTS” and there take a train to León. It takes between 6 and 9h to get to León.
3. By plane: León also has an airport, but it is small and it doesn´t have daily flights from Barcelona but maybe you can find one.

For more information, visit:

Useful websites:
León Bus Station. Information: +34 987 211000 Web:
Ponferrada Bus Station: Tel: +34 987 401 065.
Railway. RENFE. Information Tel.: +34 902 240202 ; Web:
Ponferrada RENFE Train Station: Tel: +34 987 410 067.
León Airport. Tel Information: +34 987 87 77 00 ; Web:
Madrid Metro:

Suggestions of accommodation:

  • Hotel Spa Paris*
  • Hostal Boccalino*
  • Hotel Spa QH
  • Hotel Alfonso V*
  • Hotel Conde Luna*
  • Aparthotel Exe
  • Campus San Mamés
  • Hotel AC San Antonio*
  • Hotel FC Infantas de León
  • Palacio Real Hostel

*Take into consideration that the ones with an asterisk (*) have an agreement with the University of León, therefore it would have a discount.

At the University: There will be maps about where the conference will take place at the university.


European University on Responsible Consumption and Production.


+34 987 291 795

Monday - Friday from 7am - 5pm

León, Spain

Vicerrectorado de Internacionalización, Edificio de Servicios, Universidad de León, Campus de Vegazana, 24071 León, Spain

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Workshop 1 - My communication style (self-awareness)
Lunch break
Workshop 2 - Creating connecting bridges with the different styles


Workshop 1: My communication style (self-awareness)
My communication style (self awareness) from the self-diagnosis understand the preferred communication style in its entirety. As well as the diversity of styles
Workshop 2: Creating connection bridges with the different styles.
Creating connection bridges with the different styles (group awareness) How we adapt our communication style to the target audience in order to influence & lead.

Mónica Álvarez Manso

Global Virtualizza Ingenieros SL
Mónica Álvarez Manso is a Mining Technical Engineer by the E.U. de Ingeniería Técnica Minera De León, Master in PRL by the UNED and PhD student by the University of León. Specialist in Energies and Fuels. She began her professional career as a Technical Engineer developing energy aspects through the exploitation of energy resources for several companies. Subsequently, she carried out the technical coordination of energy efficiency projects in various international and national projects such as the Boroala Combined Cycle Power Plant or the installation of two 220 KV lines in the Lagunas substation (Iquique, Chile). She currently works as Director of Energy Projects in Engineering Consulting, closely linked to renewable energies and their application in the production of Hydrogen.

Jimeno A. Fonseca

ETH, Zurich
Dr. Jimeno Fonseca is head of Building Information Modeling at Axpo Grid in Switzerland. He is cofounder of the city energy analyst and contributor to the 6th report of the IPCC on the effects of climate change on building energy consumption.

Carsten Drebenstedt

Technical University Freiberg
Carsten Drebenstedt is since 1999 Professor for Surface Mining and an actual member of the Senat and director of the institute for mining and special civil engineering at Technical University Freiberg. Fields of teaching and research activities are mine planning, mining technologies and ecology in mining, reclamation, and mine water management. Among other remarkable achievements, he is member of the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP), where he represented Europe from 2006 up to 2015 in the council, member of the national and international organizing committees of the Word Mining Congress, member of the International Mine Water Association, and Secretary General of the World Forum of Resource Universities on Sustainability (WFURS).

Beatriz Jiménez-Parra

University of León (ULE)
Beatriz Jiménez-Parra is Associate Professor of Business Strategy and member of the GIDE Research Group at University of León. Her main line of research focuses on the Circular Economy, and specially, on business sustainability strategies (reverse logistics, end-of-life products and remanufacturing).

Manuel Franco

University of Alcalá (UAH)

Manuel Franco is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Alcalá and Johns Hopkins. His research focuses on prevention and health promotion from an urban and social inequalities approach, studying areas such as nutrition, physical activity, smoking habits and alcohol consumption. Manuel Franco has a special interest in knowledge transfer and regularly participates in different media.

Jairo Luzón

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HP)
Jairo Luzón is a Technical Engineer in Computer Systems, in the University of Valladolid, and he is currently finishing his studies of University Master in Internet Of Things (IOT), by the UNIR. He is passionate about technology and software development, with more than 17 years of experience in the sector. His current position is Service Delivery Manager at CDS, A Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, and he leads several R&D teams within the CTG (Communication Technology Group) area at WorldWide level.