The WINPOL project has been launched as a means to introduce innovative intelligent equipment in the field of waste. The overall aim is to improve policies for waste management so that they increasingly foster and promote the use of intelligent equipment and systems for waste disposal and collection, to contribute to waste minimisation in European cities and regions, through improved management procedures and awareness campaigns.


The 9 project partners are joining forces to mainstream the use of intelligent equipment and related waste management policies on their territories and beyond. They will do so in two different phases:

  • Phase 1 – “Interregional Learning”

    During that phase, partners will identify good practices, exchange experiences and elaborate action plans on the transfer of good practices and experiences on their territories. All good practices identified will be compiled in a handbook, available to all. Several study-visits are planned to understand the situation on the partner territories and to discover good practices from other cities, namely Bergen (Norway) and Ghent (Belgium).

  • Phase 2 – “Monitoring of the Action Plan Implementation”

    This phase will focus on the implementation of the action plans produced with the aim of improving partners’ policy instruments.

ERA will benefit from this project through strengthened relations with other European organisations involved in waste regulation and management, sharing experience and best practices, and ultimately moving closer towards achieving its waste management objectives for the Maltese Islands. In particular, this project shall be highly beneficial for Malta, facilitating proper disposal methods and the smart management of waste, especially in highly frequented areas such as beaches, natural areas and city centres.

Project Details

PROJECT TITLE WINPOL- Waste Management Intelligent Systems and Policies
DURATION 01 June 2018 – 30 November 2022 (54 months)
TOTAL BUDGET € 1,363,045.00 (of which ERA’s share is €90,967)
PROJECT LOCATION Malta, Spain, Belgium, Greece (Crete), Slovenia, Romania


LEAD EMULSA – Municipal Company of Urban Environment Services of Gijón, Spain
PARTNERS ACR+ – Association of Cities and Regions for the Recycling and Sustainable Management of Resources, Belgium; City of Antwerp, Belgium; ERA – Environment and Resources Authority, Malta; Region of Crete, Greece; Municipality of Heraklion, Greece; Snaga – company for waste management and other utility services, Slovenia; Drobeta Turnu Severin City Hall, Romania; Mehedinti County Council, Romania.

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