Towards a cleaner city: CIUDAD project workshop addresses civil society and local authorities of Sfax

An EU-funded project for the ‘Promotion of a sustainable and integrated urban solid waste management system in the Maghreb countries’ (GEDUM), implemented in the framework of the CIUDAD programme, held a training course addressed at local authorities in the Tunisian city of Sfax last month.
The workshop focused on the role of civil society in working towards a cleaner city, tools of environmental communication, the role of associations in public awareness in the field of environment and the achievements of a number of organisations in the improvement of the quality of life of citizens.
The course targeted municipal officials dealing with environmental issues, representatives of organisations involved in the project, local professionals dealing with environment issues and urban waste collection, as well as representatives of the National School of Engineers.
GEDUM aims to improve the management of solid waste in several South Mediterranean municipalities (Beni Mellal in Morocco, Sétif in Algeria, Sfax in Tunisia, and Reus in Spain). It seeks to develop and/or establish an integrated and sustainable waste management system in each municipality, piloting innovative sorting and waste recovery systems, and involving and integrating the informal sector.
CIUDAD runs from 2009 to 2012 and co-finances 21 local grant projects in the Neighbourhood's South and East. The projects reflect the overall objective of CIUDAD and in particular the following themes:
• Environmental Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
• Sustainable Economic development and reduction of social disparities and
• Good governance and sustainable urban development planning.  (ENPI Info Centre)
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GEDUM project sheet
GEDUM website
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