Lana Žutelija is a policy officer in the Sustainable Production, Products and Consumption Unit of the Directorate-General for Environment of the European Commission.
She is responsible for the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan, mainly related to consumption, innovation, funding and international cooperation. She follows consumer related policies from the environmental perspective, with a focus on sustainable consumption and consumer environmental information. She is in charge of mainstreaming circular economy policy needs in EU funding programmes, such as Horizon 2020, LIFE, COSME and the EU Structural and Investment Funds.
She follows the international aspects related to circular economy, in particular the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the UN Environment related work, but also bilateral and multilateral cooperation and the work with development countries. She was previously in charge of the Eco-innovation policy and was responsible for the implementation of the Eco-innovation Action Plan, including the organisation of the Forum on Eco-innovation. Finally, she is experienced in EU RTDI funding from a Member State perspective, working for the Ministry of Science, Education and
Sports of the Republic of Croatia, and related governmental agencies.
She was the Croatian Programme Committee Member and National Contact Point for the areas of Food, Agriculture, Fisheries, Biotechnology and Environment and the Joint Research Centre in the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development (FP6 and FP7) and Horizon 2020, the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.