Transitions are never easy, especially for those whose livelihoods are rooted in the models left behind. Drastic societal and economic changes have always caused fear of job losses, whilst often actually contributing to employment growth. The shift away from a linear extractive economy to a circular one is expected to generate millions of new jobs. Still, many uncertainties remain. Experts have different opinions on the actual extent of job creation and the quality of these jobs. Yet, all agree that strong and coherent policies are key to a beneficial transition. The European Commission (EC) 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth establishes that 75% of people aged 20 to 64 should have a job by 2020, which will require 17.6 million additional jobs. Th...