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Weeenmodels > Networking

The overall aims of networking activities are mainly to promote dissemination of project results and to intensify the exchange of experience with relevant European associations and other stakeholders focused on WEEE management.

Essential aspects of networking activities are:

- Knowledge transfer on WEEE related topics (e.g. legal framework, stakeholder involvement, and means of increasing public awareness);

-  On-going exchange of information and good practices;

- Early involvement in future projects;

- Information on current events, regional news, and the overall project;

Networking activities include:

- Compiling a joint address database of stakeholders and keeping it updated;

- Establishing partnerships with relevant stakeholders interested in the WEEE management, signing a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding);

- Hosting an international workshop, organizing seminars and conferences with other LIFE and non-LIFE Projects. 

Current networking:

·         Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems Engineering, University of Genova, Italy, the collaboration between professor Silvia Siri and the Weeenmodels project partner TBridge led to the paper “The facility location problem in a reverse logistic network: Weeenmodels project in the city of Genoa”  http://www.weeenmodels.eu/upload/06101551011.pdf 

·         Consortium Remedia is one of the main Consortia in Italy  working on the eco-sustainable waste management, in particular WEEE   http://www.consorzioremedia.it/it/il-consorzio/ 

·         The Waste Management and Recycling Cluster in Poland covers several regions in  Poland, was created on the base of the ongoing cooperation of enterprises dealing with waste management with companies performing consulting services, research institutes and business support institution: www.klasterodpadowy.com

·         STRABAG AG (Germany) is the largest construction company in Austria and one of the largest construction companies in Europe. The company is active in its home markets Austria and Germany and in all countries of Eastern and South-East Europe, in selected markets in Western Europe, on the Arabian Peninsula, as well as in Canada, Chile, China, India and North and South America.  http://www.strabag.de/

·         IIFKA Public Benefit Non-Profit Ltd. for the Development of the Industry (Hungary) has been playing an active role in the economic, technical and innovational life of Hungary since 1990, bringing together the fields of logistics, quality assurance and environmental protection with the objective of the utilization of industrial wastes and other spare resources through the creation of new business opportunities. http://ifka.hu/en

·         Hallesche Wasser und Stadtwirtschaft GmbH (Germany) is a municipal company which is responsible for waste management, civic amenity sites and other municipal services. Additionally the company is responsible for collecting, treating and disposing electrical and electronic waste..  http://www.hws-halle.de/HWS/Privatkunden/

·         Centre for Environmental Management and Policy, University of Debrecen (Hungary) established in 1997, the centre focus on educational, research, expertise and advisory activities, with an emphasis on Environmental Management, Environmental Policy and Regional Development at local, regional, national and international level. http://www.envm.unideb.hu/

·         Big Green Feet CiC in  Glasgow (Scotland). it is a not for profit Community Interest Company operating in order to reduce the carbon footprint, for example,  proposing a new friendly way to collect and dispose of food waste which will reduce the number of waste lorries. Besides of projects to reduce food waste, a project at aiming to increase energy efficiency was also implemented by the company.  http://www.biggreenfeet.co.uk/

·         Association Baltic Interregional Development Hub (Latvia) established in 2010 as an independent non-profit non-governmental organization.  Their main focus is the development of competencies and networking by bringing together and supporting people with expertise in regional development and international co-operation and ideas for sustainable development and promotion of various EU, Baltic Sea region, national, regional and local initiatives.  http://www.birdhub.eu/en

·         The Association Baltic Coasts (Latvia) was founded in 2007 with a general aim to develop a coastal protection system based on integrated coastal planning and management. Since June 2014 has launched the implementation of the LIFE+ Nature and Biodiversity programme co-financed project  LIFE EcosystemServices – “Assessment of ecosystems and their services for nature biodiversity conservation and management”. http://baltijaskrasti.lv/en/

·         Oxford Research Baltics, Ltd. (Latvia) Oxford Research is a specialized knowledge company focusing on the areas of industrial and regional development and welfare. Within these areas we work with knowledge and innovation systems, development of municipalities and regions, and social, educational, and labour market policies. http://www.oxfordresearch.eu/

·         Cissbury Consulting, Ltd  (UK) provides specialist planning and environmental advice to public and private sector clients and therefore offers specialists advice for environmental planning in the fields of minerals, waste, biodiversity and sustainability. http://www.cissburyconsulting.co.uk/

·         Magdeburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) Germany The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Magdeburg acts in the interests of its members as a consultant and arbitrator in local, regional and supra-regional political institutions. https://www.magdeburg.ihk.de/servicemarken/ueber_uns/downloads/Sprachen/Englisch/CCI_Magdeburg/1722570.

·         Waste Recycling Association of Saxony Reg. Assoc. (Germany) The Association is an organization of firms, active in the fields of waste disposal and recycling, scientific institutions and other organizations and interest groups within the branch of recycling industry, playing an active role in implementing a circular economy. http://www.lv-recyclingwirtschaft-sachsen.de/

·         Mitteldeutsche Sanierungs- und Entsorgungsgesellschaft mbH (MDSE) – Germany works within the fields of real estates, operates waste disposal sites and responsible for the reorganization of old neglected deposits. The MDSE is a company own by the Ministry of finance in Saxony-Anhalt. http://www.mdse.de/

  • RE-WEEE LIFE14 ENV/GR/000858. The ReWeee Project aims to prevent the creation of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). In order to achieve this objective, two WEEE sorting centers (SCs) will operate for the first time in Greece, in the wider region of Attika and Central Macedonia correspondingly. The core activity of those centers is the collection, the storage and the sorting of WEEE depending on their condition and then their preparation for reuse or treatment. http://www.reweee.gr/en ;

·         LIFE Med LIFE 13 /ENV/IT/000620 (Medical Equipment Discarded). The Med project aims to create a new integrate system to reduce waste by medical equipment and medical WEEE. It supports waste prevention programmes and measures to promote the application of the waste hierarchy. It provides a reduction in the production of waste from health care facilities and veterinary clinics through the application of an integrated system that foresee the preventive donation of biomedical equipment and devices to organizations and associations in EU territory. http://www.life-med-equipment.eu/sito/

  • LIFE ECORAEE 11 ENV/ES/000574 http://www.life-ecoraee.eu/en/index.php Revertia is one of the technical partner who has taken part in the LIFE project ECORAEEE, coordinated by the University of Vigo.  The general aim for ecoRaee consists of characterising and demonstrating an industrial preparation process for reusing electronic equipment to promote standards that guarantee the correct implementation of European law and contribute to a high level of separation of WEEE;.
  • University of Udine – Department of Economics and Statistics. The research and studies carried out by professor Marinella Favot in the field of WEEE management https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marinella_Favot/publications helped deepen and broaden the aspects related to WEEE management and collection;
  • LIFE PHOTOLIFE LIFE13 ENV/IT/001033, http://www.photolifeproject.eu/ is an EU LIFE+ co-funded project with the aim of recovery of glass and main values from end life photovoltaic panels. Scope of the project is the construction of a pilot plant and the experimentation of the innovative process for the full recovery of different kind of PV panels. Eco Recycling is the Coordinator of the project, the designer and the builder of the pilot plant;
  • A.I.C.A. Associazione Internazionale per la Comunicazione Ambientale (International Association  of Environmental Association), http://www.ambienteinrete.it/aica-associazione-internazionale-per-la-comunicazione-ambientale.html  is an Association base in Italy, in Alba near Cuneo(Italy) with the aim to create a network on environmental communication strategy and communication plans implemented in Europe. Research on studies on media and the new technologies. Awareness campaign on environmental issues promoting solutions to increase the involvement of citizens. AICA is the Italian secretariat for the organisation and coordination of the Europe Waste Week Reduction, and actively contribute to the definition an EU directive on environmental communication;
  • LIFE FRELP LIFE12 ENV/IT/000904, http://www.sasil-life.com/index.php%3Foption=com_content&view=article&id=85&Itemid=83&lang=en.html  SASIL is the coordinator of FRELP project, an EU LIFE+ co-funded project with the aim  to test and develop innovative technologies for 100% recycling of end-of-life PV panels in an economically viable way. In recent years, SASIL  has specialized in the recovery of industrial waste from different backgrounds on glass base, developing innovative treatment processes.

 

Info:  

Workshops e conferenze: http://www.weeenmodels.eu/EN/events.html

Photogallery  http://www.weeenmodels.eu/EN/photogallery.html