From 28th April to 4th May an important training event took place in Campobasso and its surroundings as part of the implementation of the Erasmus + “SWEEP” Project that Eurelations Geie is carrying out with the transactional partners:
- ASOCIATA SOCIO-CULTURAL “SFANTUL IOAN BOTEZATORUL” – Berbesti – Romania
- AKHISAR HALK EGITIM MERKEZI – Turkey
- LJUDSKA UNIVERZA LENDAVA – Slovenia
- ADRIATIC IONIAN EUROREGION – Croatia
- SPORTS CLUB SPORTIV ECO ALPIN – Bucuresti – Romania
- UMBLICK FORSCHUNGS- UND BILDUNGSVEREIN – Vienna – Austria
The 28 participants were involved in the 7-day stay in Campobasso (IT) in a structured program consisting of a mix of educational activities for the presentation of the results of academic studies that imply the development of the Sweep project, information exchange activities, among the participating subjects, on the systems of the separate collection and recycling of waste applied in the territory, cultural tourism activities for the knowledge of places and territories not very frequented enriched by the discovery of the original flavors of a land to be discovered.
The group of participants was welcomed by the Mayor Arcangelo Lariccia and the municipal administrators of the Matrice Municipality, small in number of inhabitants but with a vast territory of country districts, where they observed the separate collection system integrated by a capillary collection door to door . From waste disposal, the administrators of the Municipality expect to obtain economic benefits for the community.
In Campobasso, the mayor of the city, Antonio Battista, introduced the work of the educational focus group, open to citizens and coordinated by two scientific experts on the waste valorization and sustainable development and the circular economy:
Clara Piccirillo of NANOTEC (Institute of Nanotechnology) of the National Research Council (CNR), Lecce, Italy, held a lecture on GREEN CHEMISTRY PRINCIPLES AND WASTE VALORISATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT and Angelo Belliggiano (MOLISE UNIVERSITY) held a lecture THE ROLE OF AGRICULTURE IN CIRCULAR ECONOMY.
During the working day, the group of guest participants was able to observe in the streets of Campobasso a mobile separate collection system, called EcoStop, which allows the citizens of the various districts to give the waste already selected and the service managers to have a time estimate of the type of waste conferred.
The contents of the challenging work program dedicated to the project development were added moments of integration and discovery of the flavors of local food and wine and knowledge of the cultural and artistic heritage of the area that allowed them to appreciate: the guided tour of the botanical garden and the particularities of the medieval part of Campobasso, a visit to the marvelous Romanesque church of Santa Maria della Strada located in the rural area of Matrice and a guided visit to the archaeological excavations of the Altilia ancient Samnite city.
Mrs Cebotari, project coordinator, at the end of the italian L.T.T. summarized the work carried out and presented an update of the calendar of upcoming activities of the SWEEP project on which the partners will send comments and suggestions.