Terra mileniul III
Date:Aprilie 02, 2015

The sustainable development of local communities through efficient selective waste collection [2015-2016]


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The project aims to find sustainable solutions to improve the current policies of selective collection and waste recovery in the municipalities of Romania with the help of civic participation. The identified solutions are designed to help achieve the National Waste Management Strategy 2014 – 2020, the population instruction and education regarding waste management component.

The project aims to support sustainable development by increasing public participation in decision-making process concerning the design of selective collection systems and urban waste recovery and therefore increasing selective waste collection.

The main objectives:

  • Identifying effective mechanisms for implementing the objective of the National Waste Management Strategy 2014 – 2020 on improving public participation in environmental decision-making training programs and inhabitants education in waste management;
  • Increasing the citizens and civil society organizations involvement in urban policies efficiency for public selective waste collection (NGOs, associations of owners of blocks and citizens);
  • Strengthen the organizational capacity of the applicant in the promotion of effective public policies in the field of sustainable development through selective collection / waste recovery by offering expertise to monitor the implementation of these policies and measuring the quality of public services and public participation in the decision making of urban communities in Romania.


Target groups:

  • Citizens through different activities of public consultation,
  • Local NGOs through activities to increase the capacity of involvement in decision-making processes
  • Municipalities who will participate in the national assessment on the current state of selective waste collection and will benefit from measures to improve the selective collection rate resulting from the consultation process with citizens.


Main activities:

  • Making a diagnosis nationwide survey of achieving recovery targets;
  • Organizing a hearing procedure for selective collection scenarios;
  • Running a campaign for public consultation;
  • Conducting a promotional campaign for citizen involvement;
  • Organizing a national conference;
  • Promoting in media the activities performed in the project.


Implementation period: April 2015 – April 2016

Coordinator: Institute for Public Policy

Partners: Terra Millennium III Foundation and the League of Homeowners Associations – Habitat.

Financed by: EEA Grants Fund in Romania

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