ETC/WMGE 2019-2021- Waste and Materials in a Green Economy

The European Topic Centre on waste and materials in a green economy (ETC/WMGE) is a consortium of European organisations working in partnership with the European Environment Agency.

The ETC/WMGE informs decision-makers and the public by presenting reliable and comparable data and information on waste management and prevention, green economy, material resource efficiency and the transition to a circular economy in Europe.

The European Topic Centre on Waste and Materials in a Green Economy (ETC/WMGE) is a consortium of European institutions, contracted by the European Environment Agency (EEA) to supply thematic expertise and carry out specific tasks identified in the EEA Multi-Annual Work Programme and specified in the EEA Annual Work Programmes. The thematic areas in which the ETC/WMGE will support the EEA are:

  • Waste management
  • Waste prevention
  • Resource efficiency and materials
  • Sectoral integration and green economy
  • Production & consumption systems
  • Chemicals and waste

The ETC/WMGE is coordinated by VITO


Notizie (in italiano)


Project details

Scientific responsability: Massimiliano Mazzanti

Funding source: European Environment Agency  

Start date: 1/1/2019 - end date: 31/12/2021

EU contribution: € 949.974,00 for the first year
Eu contribution to UniFe: € 77.580,36 for the years 2019-2020



  • VITO - Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologish Onderzoek, (Belgium)
  • CENIA - Czech Environmental Information Agency, (Czech Republic)
  • IRCrES - Istituto di Ricerca sulla Crescita Economica Sostenibile, (Italy)
  • CSCP - Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production, (Germany)
  • OVAM - Openbare Vlaamse Afvalsoffenmaatschappij, (Belgium)
  • SEEDS - Sustainability, Environmental Economics and Dynamic Studies, (Italy)
  • VTT - Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus, (Finland)
  • WI - Wuppertal Institut, (Germany)
  • SEA - Slovak Environment Agency, (Slovakia)
  • BCI - Banson Communications Ireland Ltd., (Ireland)