H2020 | RIA – Research and Innovation Action
    36 months (Jun 2016 – Mai 2019)
    4 248 782.50€
    93 318,75€


Urban strategies for Waste Management in Tourist Cities

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.

Impact on the Azores Region

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.