Urban strategies for Waste Management in Tourist Cities
Type: H2020 | RIA – Research and Innovation Action
Duration: 36 months (Jun 2016 - Mai 2019)
Status: Ongoing
Coordinator: Governo das Canárias, Canary Islands - Spain.

Government of the Canary Islands (Canary Islands – Spain)
Aarhus University Herning- AU Herning (Denmark)
Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and Sustainable Resource Management- ACR+
Agence d’Urbanisme à La Reunion (Réunion-France)
Ambiente Italia S.R.L (Italy)
Tenerife Hotel and Accomodation Association- ASHOTEL (Canary Islands – Spain)
BIOAZUL sl (Spain)
City of Copenhagen (Denmark)
Consulta Europa – Projects and Innovation (Spain)
Delft University of Technology- TUD (Netherlands)
Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Regional Development Agency- DUNEA (Croatia)
Tuscany Region (Italy)
Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Azores –Portugal)
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria- ULPGC (Canary Islands – Spain)
Linnaeus University (Sweden)
Lisbon Municipality (Portugal)
Métropole Nice Cote d’Azur (France)
Nicosia Municipality (Cyprus)
Paris Region Waste Observatory- ORDIF (France)
Region of Epirus (Greece)
Satander Municipality (Spain)
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences-SLU (Sweden)
Syracuse Municipality (Italy)
Cabildo de Tenerife (Canary Islands – Spain)
University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences of Vienna (Austria)
University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
The Waste Management Authority of Eastern Macedonia of Thrace- DIAAMATH (Greece)

Aim of the Project:

URBAN-WASTE will support policymakers in answering these challenges and in developing strategies that aim at reducing the amount of municipal waste production and at further support the re-use, recycle, collection and disposal of waste in tourist cities. While doing so, URBAN-WASTE will adopt and apply the urban metabolism approach to support the switch to a circular model where waste is considered as a resource and reintegrated in the urban flow. URBAN-WASTE will perform an analysis leading to a state of art of urban metabolism in 11 pilot urban areas.

The cities and regions which will support the project and act as pilot cases range from islands and island cities, coastal touristic cities, coastal highly urbanized cities and inland touristic destinations. The cities and regions participating in the project are Florence (IT), Nice (FR), Lisbon (PT), Syracuse (IT), Copenhagen (DK), Kavala (GR), Santander (ES), Nicosia (CY), Ponta Delgada (PT), Dubrovnik – Neretva county (HR), Tenerife (ES). Parallel to the support, a participatory process involving all the relevant stakeholders will be set up through a mobilization and mutual learning action plan. These inputs will be integrated in the strategies along with a review of the most innovative existing technologies and practices in the field of waste management and prevention. The strategies will then be implemented in the 11 pilot cases and the results will be monitored and disseminated facilitating the transfer and adaptation of the project outcomes in other cases.

FRCT Involvement:
FRCT is a partner in the consortium, it works in close collaboration with Ponta Delgada Municipality to support and facilitate Ponta Delgada role as one of the pilot-cities in this project.
Financial Overview
Consortium Budget
Partners Contribuition EU Contribuition Total
-4 248 782.50€4 248 782.50€
FRCT Budget
-93 318,75€93 318,75€