URBAN-WASTE project partners met in Florence from 12 to 14 December 2016 for the first Mutual Learning event focusing on gender mainstreaming in waste management

During this workshop the project’s gender auditor, Susan Buckingham, highlighted the situation in research and academia as well as in the environment and tourism fields before presenting the case study of Santander. In this city, certain features and figures show a very common pattern for gender in waste management which could be easily applied to other pilots.

Line Kai – Brogaard from the City of Copenhagen presented "Danes’ attitudes towards waste management". The study from 2013 which covered entire Denmark and all type of families and housing, with a special attention to have both genders equally represented in the survey. The survey helped the City of Copenhagen understand how different lifestyles and circumstances affect people’s approach to waste management.

The workshop was preceded by a meeting of the project’s Steering Committee during which the leaders of the working packages discussed the recent project’s developments, milestones and upcoming events and tasks.

The next Mutual Learning event on ICT solutions for cities’ waste management challenges will be held in Santander, Spain in March 2017. If you need further information or you wish to participate please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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