The urban population of Europe is rapidly growing and with more than half of the population of Europe living in cities, it poses big challenges to the management of waste in Europe’s largest cities. Because of the fact that Europe’s urban population keeps growing, it is even estimated that by 2050 almost 70% of the population will live in cities, it is important to maintain an effective management of waste in the cities now, and for the future (Vilella, Theworldpost, 2017).
In Europe, only 40% of the waste that we generate is being recycled, the rest is either buried or burned. This causes environmental destruction and threatens ecosystems. Therefore, the reduction of waste is one of the biggest international goals that we have to deal with in Europe.
Piemonte (Piedmont) is the second largest region of Italy after Sicily and, true to its name, is a land of mountains. It is surrounded by the Alps, bordering both Switzerland and France. Home to the first capital of the Italian Republic, Piemonte has much to offer. From Turin, the Italian car manufacturing capital – with its history and remarkable cultural heritage, to unspoiled nature, to some of the finest red wines such as Barolo, Barbera and Dolcetto being produces in the region, it offers a 360 degrees experience.
In february, Porto was elected “The European Best Destination in 2017” for the third time (2012, 2014 and 2017), thanks to the votes of worldwide travellers from 174 countries, who confirmed the city as an exceptional and unique place to visit this year.
Considered one of the most ancient cities of Portugal, Porto city - before Portus Cale, which contributed to the choice of the name of the country – is located in the North of Portugal, where Douro River meets the Atlantic Ocean. This is what turns Porto into a maritime and, simultaneously, a riverside city.
Known as the granite city or the Oil & Gas Capital of Europe, Aberdeen has been at the centre of Scottish trades for years. Long before Oil and Gas exploration began in the 70’s, the city was the biggest fishing and shipping trades centre in Scotland.
You can still see the close ties with the marine world having a stroll along the Footdie village, Aberdeen kept its places secret where you can admire the small houses of where fishermen used to live near the lighthouse. Once you reach Footdie, plan a walk along the sandy beach and stop by the Silver Spoon, the most renown fish restaurant in the city.
Meet Rodrigo Ferreira do Amaral, The Young Local Representative of the Porto region in Portugal
Rodrigo is a young MA student in Development & International Cooperation, and currently works for the Portuguese Platform for Defence Industries as a Project Manager Assistant at the Ministry of Defence. He has also obtained a Bachelor in Political Science & International Relations, and is currently a Young Regional Ambassador of his region in Porto, Portugal.
Le Marche is a quite unknown region located between the Adriatic Sea and the Apennine mountains in the centre of Italy. I wish you could feel the same excitement that I feel while I am writing about it. That I can let you smell, taste and feel the sensation of this magnificent area. Our virtual trip throughout the Le Marche region starts with the question: what can we see there?
Meet Katarzyna Borowska, The Young Regional Ambassador of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie region
Katarzyna Borowska is one of our best motivated, enthusiastic and kind Young Regional Ambassador to the Kujawsko-Pomorskie region. Aged 29, from Brodnica Poland, she has finished her master degree in European Studies and works for the newly opened House of European History in Brussels.
Her first and biggest passion is to travel around Europe. Katarzyna loves hiking, especially in the mountainous areas. She is also very into bicycle trips, going from town to town with her luggage strapped to her bike. She believes that traveling around ‘enables you to perceive the world around you from a totally different perspective’.
FEDRA is happy to announce a partnership with Itinari. One of FEDRA’s most important priority is to promote European regional assets as FEDRA highly values the importance of creating bottom-up project to support and revitalise growth and competitiveness in the European regions. This also includes travel and tourism which are also part of FEDRA’s key ecosystems.
The partnership is the explicit result of two young organisations working together. One at European level and the other at local level. In particular with travel and tourism these are also part of FEDRA’s key ecosystems.
This week FEDRA is taking you to Eger in Hungary!
Located in the northern part of Hungary, Eger is one of the oldest Hungarian cities. Its architecture reflects the cities long history and multiculturalism. Indeed, Eger was first inhabited by Hungarian tribes that built the foundation of Eger’s castle in the 10th century. Today, Eger’s castle is home to an art gallery and a permanent exhibition.