The Municipality of Lisbon will host the upcoming 3rd General Assembly of the URBAN-WASTE project together with numerous side events just before the project enters its very last six months.
The General Assembly, 3rd since the project started in 2016, is very much anticipated and will bring the latest updates on the project’s implementation as well as other latest updates on the project’s development. And the project’s implementation phase is now in full swing which can only mean one – the General Assembly will be indeed exciting and very much an important milestone.
27 partners will come together on 27 November, something that happens only once a year, along with numerous local stakeholders from the 11 pilot cities, authorities from Lisbon and Portugal and beyond. The reason for this is the signing ceremony of the Charter of Commitments which will take place in the morning. After the press conference which will cover the ceremony the audience will be able to listen to the latest achievements the project had in terms of outreach, involvement and mobilisation of local stakeholders, as well as presentations of all the resources which have became available for public or will do so in the following months. The project’s Steering Committee will meet the day before in order to prepare the content for the General Assembly itself.
The following day is reserved for the 10th Mutual learning titled “Good practices in waste management as change makers in tourism” which will be opened by the Municipality of Lisbon which will reflect on the previous year as the European Green Capital. The rest of the event will feature some of the most successful and remarkable campaign and projects across Europe which contributed a lot to a more sustainable tourism. Examples of good practices will come from Paris, where one entire street in the 10th district has been turned into a “Zero Waste Street”, as well as from Warsaw which has been running a very successful media campaign targeting the banks of the Vistula river. Green Dot Portugal and the University of Lisbon will present good practices and approaches from Portugal, namely good practices in cultural events and improvements in waste management based on urban metabolism approaches, like the case of URBANWINS project. The event will end with few study visits organised for the participants – NEYA Hotel and its environmental practices, as well as Impact House and its ImpacTrip project.
The fourth and last day of this set of events will be reserved for the project’s pilot cities and regions which will meet and share their latest updates, challenges and successes they had during the implementation phase. Susan Buckingham, the gender auditor, will also reflect on the achievements and results related to gender mainstreaming and how measures reflect on different genders.