Guidelines for Policy Makers
The URBAN-WASTE project has the aim not only to develop results and strategies for the pilot cities and regions, but also to evaluate them, including the impact assessment of the implementation phase. The selected innovative strategies implemented in the pilot cities and regions will be assessed, namely the environmental impact and the social and economic aspects. The assessment will consider quantitative data – reduced amounts of waste generation and improvement in waste recycling due to the implementation of innovative waste management strategies in touristic processes using Life cycle Assessment (LCA).
The overall goal of this phase is to assess, develop and reach the maximum potential replicability of the strategies in other EU tourist cities and estimate the related benefits of these replication through a series of actions:
- 11 events organised in each of the pilot cases in order to foster mutual learning among policy makers and technical staff of the pilot cities and other non-pilot cities
- Draft and publish guidelines for policy makers in order to foster the replication of the actions; in this context 6 webinars will be organised in order to train policy makers from municipalities not participating in the project but that have to face similar issues (dense touristic areas, coastal areas, insular areas, etc.). These webinars will enhance the dissemination of the project’s outcomes at a European level through experience and sharing best practices
- Promotion of a charter of commitment for sustainable material resources management and circular economy to be signed by representatives of cities and regions