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The kick-off meeting of the project WINPOL – Waste Management Intelligent Systems and Policies – took place in Gijón on 5-6 September 2018, hosted by ACR+ member EMULSA, the municipal company of urban environment services of Gijón and lead partner of WINPOL. The project consortium of this Interreg Europe funded project also includes Mehedinti County Council and Drobeta Turnu Severin City Hall (Romania), SNAGA – the company for waste management and other utility services of Maribor (Slovenia), the Municipality of Heraklion and the Region of Crete (Greece), ERA – the Environment Resources Authority of Malta, the City of Antwerp (Belgium), as well as ACR+ as advisory partner.
These 9 partners will join forces during 54 months to improve regional and local waste management policies by promoting intelligent equipment and innovative planning derived from it. They will do so in two different phases. During the phase of “Interregional Learning” they will identify good practices, exchange experiences and elaborate action plans on the transfer of good practices and experiences on their territories. All good practices identified will be compiled in a handbook, available to all. Several study visits are foreseen during this first phase to understand the situation on the partner territories and to discover good practices from other cities, namely Bergen (Norway) and Ghent (Belgium). The second phase, “Monitoring of the Action Plan Implementation”, will focus on the implementation of the action plans produced with the aim of improving partners' policy instruments.
ACR+ as the advisory partner of the project will share experiences on the topic collected within its network of international members and its other projects, such as H2020 COLLECTORS, Interreg Europe Intherwaste or H2020 URBAN-WASTE. In the first phase of the project, ACR+ will organise a capacity building event to introduce to the WINPOL partners different waste management tools developed within past and current ACR+ projects. It will further coordinate the communication activities of the project in its quality of communications manager.
For more information, visit the project’s website and follow it on Twitter.

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