On 11 February, the SMART WASTE project partners gathered for a virtual Steering Group (SG) Meeting, the first one in 2022.

The core of the meeting was the fact that the first phase of the SMART WASTE project is moving towards the finishing line, as it will end on 31 July 2022. Therefore, aside of various updates regarding project management and communication activities, the SG meeting focused on the key activities and tasks to be implemented in this last semester of Phase 1. Partners discussed the forthcoming Mid-Term Review as well as the upcoming interregional activities, emphasizing importance of finalization of the Action Plans. Furthermore, the partners started the initial planning of the second phase of the project, which will begin on 1 August 2022 and will last for one year. This phase will be dedicated to the implementation of the Action Plans.

Before end of the meeting, partners also discussed possible in-person event(s) during the semester, taking into consideration restrictions linked to the COVID-19.