LIPOR was one of the invited entities for the
workshop organized by the TAIEX-EIR Peer 2 Peer, a program launched by the
European Commission to facilitate learning and knowledge sharing among the
environmental authorities of the EU Member States.
The event, organized by DG Environment,
European Commission, and the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Greece, was
held in Athens on 12 and 13 June and was attended by around 70 participants
from more than 20 Greek municipalities and associations of municipalities, as
well as representatives of the Greek Government.
The main goals of this workshop were supporting
Greek cities and municipalities in the transition to a circular economy and
more sustainable management of urban waste, focusing on waste prevention,
effectively targeting selective collection and quality recycling, encouraging
the diversion of landfill. The workshop gathered specialists from several
cities and regions like Italy (Parma, Contarina, Province of Bari and
Sardinia), Slovenia (SNAGA), Spain (Catalonian Waste Agency) and Portugal
(LIPOR), as well as local representatives.
LIPOR, represented by Susana Freitas
(Environmental Education and Training Unit) and Susana Lopes (International
Business Unit), integrated the panels of specialists dedicated to the Selective
Collection of Urban Waste and Selective Collection and Treatment of Bio Waste.
The multiple ongoing projects were shared, sharing
the criteria that were at the genesis of its implementation (technical,
economic and behavioral aspects), the associated challenges and the results
achieved, supported by a strategy committed to the Circular Economy, value
creation, innovation and the involvement of policy makers and citizens.
The sharing of knowledge, of undeniable
technical value, complemented by practical cases of success, and its relevance
to the Greek reality, were a constant throughout the two intense days of
lectures, constructive discussion and very fruitful cooperation among all the