The Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Romania) organizes a Romanian-German collaboration project on topic “Waste Management and Recycling in Romania”. The initiative belongs to the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Climate Protection and Nuclear Safety, being financed within the export initiative “Environment Technologies”.
The project is firstly addressed to the Romanian local public authorities responsible for implementing waste management integrated systems, but also to the German and Romanian companies interested in developing bilateral relations in the area of environmental infrastructure. The main objective consists in facilitating the experience exchange between Romanian and German experts and also in acting as a stimulus for the improvement of the current situation in Romania trough know-how transfer and specific knowledge.
Within the project the Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized three regional workshops and a specialized conference between September 2018 and August 2019.
First workshop “ took place in Iasi on 27th September in partnership with County Council Iasi. The event was attended by representatives of local authorities from Iasi, Botosani, Neamt and Suceava counties.
The second workshop took place in Cluj on November 6, 2018 in partnership with the Cluj-Napoca City Hall and the Cluj County Council. The event brought together representatives of local authorities as well as of companies, non-governmental organizations and universities from the counties of Alba, Bihor, Cluj, Harghita, Maramures, Mures, Satu Mare.
The third workshop took place in Timisoara on February 19, 2019 at the Continental Hotel in partnership with Timisoara City Hall. The event was attended by representatives of local authorities, sanitation companies and universities in the counties of Arad, Bihor, Cluj, Dolj, Hunedoara, Timis and Valcea.
The final conference was held on June 27 in Bucharest at the Intercontinental Hotel, Ronda Hall and gathered together over 160 participants – representatives of public local authorities,companies specialized in waste management, universities and NGOs, the main objective being the presentation of the results of the workshops and providing an overview of the waste management- situation at national level.
During the event, the brochure “Waste Management and Recycling in Romania – 15 + 1 proposals for a modern, efficient and sustainable waste collection and management” was presented for the first time, summarizing the problems and solutions proposed by the recycling experts in Romania. Please find the brochure as electronic document here.
There is also a printed version of the brochure. If you would like to receive a copy please contact us.
AHK Objective within the project
Through this project AHK Romania aims to consolidate its role of permanent contact for both public and private decision factors in Romania and to extend the already created platform within econet romania and the existing Work Group Environment. Focusing on environment problems in Romania and giving concrete examples of solutions AHK strives to contribute to the overcoming of challenges faced by local authorities in implementing the National Plan for Waste Management and to highlight the possibility of involvement of German companies.