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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.

On Wednesday 26th of April 2017, a German cruise ship with more than 3500 passengers plus crew anchored in the port of Catania, the east-coast of Sicily. The Comuni Amici organization in collaboration with all municipalities in this island welcomed the passengers of the cruise with typical Sicilian products and handicrafts, but also different social events and tours were offered to visit Sicily.

Francesco

Meet Fancesco Foglia, The Young Regional Ambassador in San Giovanni in Fiore (Calabria) 

Francesco Foglia is a young Italian EU Affairs Journalist and is an active Former Young Regional Ambassador in the city of San Giovanni in Fiore, in the Calabria region of Italy. Aged 25, Francesco is currently doing his master’s degree in Business Administration and has finished a bachelor’s degree in Economics. Before he became an EU Affairs Journalist, he worked as a young economist for the regional think thank: ‘Opencalabria’.