Acknowledging the crucial role of local and regional authorities achieving positive results on waste recycling, a participative approach has been applied to validate the project’s activities, outcomes and tools, to ensure that its results reflect the complex societal and economic reality wherein waste collection systems operate.

To involve local and regional authorities in the project’s activities, the project established  a Regional Working Group (RWG). The regional working group played a key role to ensure the consistency of the project’s activities and to disseminate its outcomes. The members of the RWG were mobilised to collect feedback on the project’s activities, validate key steps of the technical work and test the proposed methods.

The RWG met four times over the course of the project. The meetings were held in the context of the COLLECTORS conferences. During these conferences, the project invited 10 members of the RWG, depending on their expertise and interest in the topic.

Summaries of the RWG meeting are available here:

1st RWG meeting in Treviso, March 2018

2nd RWG meeting in Malta, September 2018

3rd RWG meeting in Warsaw, June 2019

4th RWG meeting in Thessaloniki, December 2019