Nearly a year after URBAN-WASTE project had its kick-off meeting, it has developed into a well-established project on entire continent involving many local and regional authorities and their communities including synergies with other similar European projects.
With the first Mutual Learning event in Florence on Gender Mainstreaming in Waste management held at the end of 2016, the beginning of this year saw a progress in establishing the project and its objectives locally and at the same time an expansion of the project to other non-pilot cities and regions. The second Mutual Learning event held in Santander in March 2017 was a perfect combination of pilots’ involvement and participation in developing the project’s own mobile application and exploring other ICT solutions already in place across Europe.
In addition, the first event within the Communities of Practices framework took place this April in Copenhagen with many more to come in the following months all across the 11 pilot cities and regions. These Communities of Practices gather various local stakeholders and actors, such as tourism workers, waste management workers, residents, tourists and others whose opinion matters and counts in improving certain practices and implementing new ones. The Communities of Practices and their achievements so far will be presented and shared among the URBAN-WASTE pilots in Copenhagen alongside the 3rd Mutual Learning event on waste management planning in touristic cities on 01 June 2017 and the next General Assembly of the URBAN-WASTE project which takes place the same week in Copenhagen.