Astrid holds a Master in Renewable Energy, a MBA and aMA in Modern Languages and has more than 30 years’ experience in regional development policies. As thematic lead expert for TO6 Environment & resource efficiency (circular economy, waste management, natural and cultural heritage, biodiversity) at the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform, she has authored several policy briefs and leads the organisation and implementation of peer reviews, matchmakings and interregional learning events.
Leading the way towards waste preventionDiscover EU initiatives to support waste prevention such as actions on food waste prevention and green public procurement as well as good practices from across Europe.
Reuse and repair in a circular and social economyThe linear ‘take, make, use, and dispose’ economy is driving the climate emergency.
Natural and cultural heritage in coastal regionsExplore this policy brief to learn about EU initiatives that local and regional authorities can refer to for improving their management of cultural and natural heritage on coasts, in compliance with the EU Directives.
Preserving and restoring biodiversityExplore this policy brief to discover what role do public authorities across Europe play in the development of a sustainable and low-carbon economy, and what transformations are needed in every sector and area of public life.
Rivers and wetlands: drivers of sustainable regional developmentRead this policy brief and get an overview of how the current EU policy framework may guide and support local and regional authorities in the implementation of river and wetland restoration measures.
Halting ocean plastics pollutionRead this policy brief to learn about suitable solutions for addressing the challenges of ocean plastics pollution, and to discover how communities are engaging civil society to tackle the massive issue of littering.
Cultural heritage in mountain regionsRead this policy brief and get an overview of EU initiatives that local and regional authorities should refer to for boosting sustainable development in mountain areas through the valorisation of the cultural heritage.
Biowaste challengeThis policy brief outlines EU initiatives that local and regional authorities can refer to for boosting their biowaste collection, prevention and recycling.
Sustainable water management in the circular economyIn order to make Europe more sustainable and to become a pillar in the shift towards a circular economy, water management needs to improve significantly. Get inspired by policy solutions in this policy brief.
Sustainable tourism: strategies to counteract overtourismOvertourism has a devastating impact on the natural and cultural heritage of many popular holiday spots around the world. This policy brief presents solutions to the current challenges of the tourism sector.
Separate waste collectionThe European Union (EU) is aiming to reduce the environmental impact of waste and its dependency on raw material imports and thus fosters the transition towards more sustainable materials management and a circular economy.
Good governance for biodiversityThe economic development in Europe in the past century put an enormous burden on biodiversity. Biodiversity is vital for human health and is important for economic factors with over half of global GDP depending on ecosystem services.
Digitalisation of environmental proceduresOn 5-6 October 2022, the Policy Learning Platform held an online peer review for the region of Andalusia’s Ministry of Environment, Sustainability and Blue Economy.
Landfill rehabilitation – field visit in FlandersRead about the successful onsite follow-up meeting to the peer review for the City of Greifswald
Governance and collaboration for river restoration and blue-green infrastructureExplore how governance and collaboration can impact the restoration of rivers and blue green infrastructure in this peer review report
Governance and finance for protected areasExplore the policy recommendations from the peer review for the municipality of Rasinari on governance and finance for protected-areas.
Pharmaceuticals and antimicrobial resistance in the environmentRead about the policy recommendations made for the benefit of the Swedish Knowledge Centre on the topic of pharmaceuticals in the environment, including antimicrobial resistance.
Climate adaptation II: Wetland restorationOn 28 June 2023, the Policy Learning Platform is hosting the second episode of the climate adaptation series. This episode will focus on wetland restoration. Join us from 14:00 to 15:30 CEST.
Climate adaptation I: Coastal restorationOn 15 June 2023, the Policy Learning Platform is hosting the first episode of the climate adaptation webinar series. Join us for the first session on coastal restoration from 14:00 to 15:30 CEST.
E-Mobility IV: Electric fleetsThis webinar has ended. You can watch the recording, access the presentations and discover the key learnings in this follow-up article.
Rethinking local policiesOn 31 May and 1 June, the Policy Learning Platform is excited to invite you to 'Rethinking local policies' event in Ghent, Belgium!
E-Mobility V: Electric car sharing systemsThis webinar has ended. You can watch the recording, access the presentations and discover the key learnings in this follow-up article.
Reuse and repair in the circular economyThis workshop has ended. You can watch the recording, access the presentations and discover the key learnings in this follow-up article.
How to cut oil use in Europe’s regionsThis workshop has ended. You can watch the recording, access the presentations and discover the key learnings in this follow-up article.
Next generation policymakers. Why skills, knowledge and a powerful network are vitalThis webinar has ended. You can watch the recording, access the presentations and discover the key learnings in this follow-up article.
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