Multi-level Stakeholder Engagement Analysis – Including Gender and Impact Analysis

In the EU, over 100 million tons of biowaste are thrown away each year. Currently, 75% of it goes to landfills or is incinerated, causing major environmental harms such as greenhouse gas emissions or soil and groundwater contamination. Biowaste in landfill sites already accounts for 3% of the total EU greenhouse gas emissions (EEA 2019). Against this complex background, the SCALIBUR project’s core objective was to promote innovative approaches to collection, sorting and recycling practices of urban biowaste in Europe. Identifying and engaging all relevant stakeholders along the biowaste value chain is crucial to achieving such objectives, especially when it comes to designing, developing and implementing new Circular Economy and bioeconomy approaches both on the technical as well as the social side. This report illustrates the outcomes and impacts of the adopted SCALIBUR multistakeholder engagement approach, processes and tools and evaluates the project ́s direct and indirect impacts including gender considerations in the three project’s pilot cities, Madrid (Spain), Albano Laziale (Italy) and Kozani (Greece).