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For members of ZWE 80% of travel costs up to 250eur are covered.

For non-members of ZWE 50% of travel costs up to 200eur are covered upon approval by the organisation.

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Annual ZWE meeting: Sofia/Bulgaria, 5th-7th June 2015

Draft Programme

Potential preceding event – Sofia – 30 May or 4 June 2015 – ZW-BG internal network meeting: Founding the BG network

DAY 1 – Sofia – 5 June 2015

International Public Conference – at French Cultural Institute

“A Zero Waste program for Bulgaria?”


10:00 – Registration and coffee

10:30 – Welcome words and Waste Challenges in Bulgaria

Representative of Bulgaria – Ministry of environment

Presentation of the program of the day:

10:45 – The Zero Waste approach

Enzo Favoino – Chairman of ZWE Scientific Committee

What is Zero Waste and why is the most sensible option

11:45 – Pause

12:00 – Network of Zero Waste municipalities

Joan Marc Simon – Executive Director ZWE

What is a zero waste municipality and presentation of network of zw municipalities.

12:15 – Practical examples of zero waste implementation

12:15 Presentation of Contarina

*** 20 mins presentation and 10 mins questions

12:45 Presentation of Ljubljana

*** 20 mins presentation and 10 mins questions

13:15 – 14:15 LUNCH

14:15 – 14:30 Practical exercise – Thermometer

14:30 Presentation of Bulgarian Zero Waste network

14:40 Practical examples from BG

Irena Sabeva – community composting, Zona Urbana – business redisigning recyclables ( )

Social enterprise repairing furniture (RETO)

Surfrider Sofia

Good small projects from the BG ZW network from the past few months

15:10 Round table /  Conceptual dialogue


16:10 Conclusions of the day

16:20 – ENDS

Official opening of exibition – Disposables….the good, the bad and the ugly/beautiful waste

20h – Dinner


DAY 2 – Sofia – 6 June 2015

Annual meeting Zero Waste Europe

9h30 – Opening Annual meeting of ZWE


Presentation of participants/ZW groups

Approval of the agenda


10h – Presentation of state of affairs


Preset the activity and financial report for 2014.

Q&A – Approval

Presentation of situation, projects, budget and staff developments for 2015

Q&A for clarification


11h – Pause

11h15 – Collective Calendar exercise – integration of local and regional plans.


13h – Lunch

14h – Projects and plans for 2015 and beyond


Policy framing – presentations by staff

Discussions on :


-Product Design

-Toxics and Health

-ZW Municipalities

-Any other topic of interest from members


Discussion and dynamic to detect sinergies for coming actions and campaigns.

Open space discussion on strategies


18h30 – End of the day

20h Dinner & social agenda


DAY 3 – Sofia – 7 June 2015

9h – Approval of new membership in ZWE

9h30 –  Policy positions agreements.

10.15 – The global network

International network presentations, movement building, sinergies with rest of the world, etc

11.45 h – Ongoing strategy discussion for 2015 and beyond.

13h – Lunch

14h – Bilateral meetings

15h Afternoon waste mini-film fest @ OneMore open air cinema

– Screening of film “Trashed” Starring Jeremy Irons, director Candida Brady

 Afternoon Sunday – Departure of participants


Monday 8 – Press conference to announce results

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