The 2nd URBAN-WASTE webinar’s title “Waste and tourism: how to set a participative approach?” will be at the same time the key question our speakers will try to address on 30 November 2017.
This series of webinars is a part of the project’s goal to promote, disseminate and multiply the outcomes of the project. For the last half a year, the project’s 11 pilot cities and regions have been organising Communities of Practices in order to include all relevant local stakeholders and interest groups in identifying the key challenges and look for solutions through a community based decision making before they implement the chosen solutions. This webinar will look at these participative processes, their importance and the way forward. It will explain the approach necessary to attract the local stakeholders, including residents, tourism establishments, tourism service providers and others, provide a mechanism for sharing their concerns and proposals and integrate those into the final solution and measures to be implemented. Once the measures are identified and defined, our pilot cities and regions will present the way those are implemented, while again, including the local stakeholders in their implementation and exploitation in order to reach the foreseen goals. The webinar will also look at certain good practices chosen to be showcased during this webinar.
Celeste Oliveira of the Municipality of Lisbon will share her experiences and achievements after organising 2 Communities of Practices which gathered the local stakeholders around the same table in order to discuss waste management in the city, influence of tourism and identify the challenges and potential improvements. Lorenzo Bono, on behalf of the Municipality of Florence will report on their activities including going out to public spaces in order to increase the total outreach. The webinar will also present two measures or a set of measures implemented across Europe in both urban areas with a large population, such as Copenhagen and rather tourist resorts and summer holiday destinations across the Mediterranean. The ConsumelessMed project is exploring possibilities for sustainable tourism in the coastal areas of the Mediterranean through a set of measures which will be presented as well.
The full agenda will be announced shortly.
The webinar is absolutely free of charge, open for all interested parties – policy makers, waste management and tourism establishments and stakeholders, as well as individuals. Register here for the hour long free webinar on 30 November at 11.00 CET: