COCOON was presented in an oral presentation and in the panel debate at the joint SMART GROUND- COCOON-RAWFILL workshop that was held in Mechelen (Belgium) on February 7, 2018. An international public of more than 100 people from academia, policy makers, companies and NGO’s received information on the project. In the panel debate some of the challenges to tackle landfill management and mining projects were discussed. Magnus Gislev from the European Commission DG GROW was among the participants and showed great intrest in the COCOON project. He stressed that landfill management and mining projects can contribute to the sustainable development goals and supported warm-hardly the cooperation and interaction between the three projects.