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TLJ#1 - Regulatory frameworks

Circular economy
14 - 15 Nov 2023
Clock 09 : 00 - 15 : 45 CET
Location Hybrid

The first Transnational Learning Journey of INERTWASTE took partners and their stakeholders to the Navarra region.

Organised by the Government of Navarra and GAN-NIK, it focused on regulatory frameworks for sustainable inert waste management. It aimed to:

  • Understand the regulatory framework for the valorisation of inert and inorganic waste from industrial processes and from the construction sector in different regions.
  • Share good practices and innovative approaches from 4 different countries in the implementation of public policies for the efficient use of resources.
  • Identify strategies for enhancing valorisation of inert and inorganic waste (focused in Navarra/Spain, with input from other regions).
  • Facilitate knowledge exchange, enhance capacity building and foster networking and collaboration.


Read a brief overview of the event here.

Explore the TLJ more in depth with the Transnational Learning Document #1.



Tuesday 14 November

Venue: Archivo Real y General de Navarra, Dos de Mayo street, 31001 Pamplona (Spain).

08:45 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:10 Opening and welcome by a representative of the Government of Navarra*
09:10 - 09:30 Introduction of participants*
09:30 - 09:45 The INERTWASTE project*
09:45 - 11:15

Peer workshop (part 1)*

  • The EU regulatory framework for inert and inorganic waste (DG ENV, European Commission)
  • Territorial state of the art in Navarra/Spain, policy context and challenges to foster recirculation of inert and inorganic waste (Government of Navarra)
  • Regulatory framework in France with a specific focus on inert waste (Region SUD)
  • Panel discussion: the valorisation of inert and/or inorganic waste and the context in the different regions of the project
11:15 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 - 13:30

Peer workshop (part 2) - Good Practice presentation by each region*

  • “Rehabilitation of abandoned mining areas with waste processed into building composites and building aggregates” - GP in Slovenia (Termit d.d.)
  • “Extended producer responsibility scheme for building waste and materials” - GP in France (VALOBAT)
  • “Building with no waste: concrete with 100% recycled aggregates” - GP in Denmark (Recycon A/S)
  • “Valorisation of rock wool via by-product” - GP in Spain (ROCKWOOL Peninsular S.A.U.)


13:30 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 16:30

Sustainability Jam Session

  • Presentation of a qualitative evaluation of current policy instruments, main gaps and limitations in Navarra/Spain (GAN-NIK)
  • Discussion of the evaluation, gaps and limitations.
  • Brainstorming and discussion of potential strategies and recommendations for improving the current situation.
16:30 - 17:00

Matchmaking session for stakeholders to promote business synergies or industrial symbiosis and exchange of experiences


Wednesday 15 November

Venue: Environmental Department of the Government of Navarra, González Tablas street, 9, 31005 Pamplona (Spain).

08:45 - 08:00


09:00 - 09:30

Welcome, overview and conclusions of Day 1
SWOT analysis

09:30 - 10:00

How to address ERDF Programme of Navarra 2021-2027 with experiences from partner regions

10:00 - 13:00 Study visit to the biomass plant of Acciona in Sangüesa - Focus on options for the valorisation of ash and slag
13:00 - 15:45

Lunch and return to Pamplona

15:45 - 17:30

INERTWASTE Steering Committee (partners only)