Meet our new coordinators!
We are pleased to announce the fact that five new coordinators and two returning coordinators have joined the EWWR this year.
Specifically, they are:
o The Environmental Department of the Government of the Balearic Islands;
o The Environmental Department of the Extremadura Region in Spain;
o The Environmental and Regional Development Ministry of Latvia;
o The Environmental Department of the Madrid Region;
o The Environmental Department of the Government of the Principality of Monaco;
o The National Agency for Environmental Protection (ANPM) of Romania;
o Tratolixo, the Portuguese waste management company responsible, among others, for the municipalities of Cascais, Oeiras, Mafra and Sintra.
The EWWR Secretariat will continue to accept applications for coordinator until the end of August. Therefore, we encourage you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and if you cannot find an existing coordinator in your country or region. At the moment, we are lacking coordinators for the following European countries (though non-European countries are encouraged to apply as well): Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.
Who can be a coordinator?
Normally, national or regional authorities in charge of waste management or waste management companies are the ones who coordinate EWWR campaigns on their territories. That said, there have been exceptions to this rule. If you are interested in becoming a coordinator, please let us know even if you do not represent a public entity.
What does being a coordinator consist of?
EWWR coordinators are the heart and soul of the project. They help spread the word about the initiative at the local level, convince those interested (we call them action developers) to undertake waste prevention actions, help them organise different initiatives and to spread the word about them, as well as document and monitor activities. While there is no form of monetary compensation for the role, it can be immensely gratifying for those who like to work with the community on promoting waste prevention.