Municipality of Roquetas de Mar

Municipality of Roquetas de Mar
Plaza de la Constitución,
04740 Roquetas de Mar

Roquetas de Mar (“little rocks of the sea”) is a municipality in the Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. A seaside town, Roquetas de Mar shows an important change in its population number withinduring the year: the city has around 75 000 inhabitants, but summer weather makes this number increase up to 200 000 tourists during 4 months. The 'urbanización' (tourist area with hotels, restaurants and shops) of Roquetas is predominantly a Spanish holiday resort for the majority of the summer months, but it also receives many visitors from the United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany.

The Municipality of Roquetas de Mar serves as a local public administration to manage and rule local politics related to agriculture, environment, social welfare, culture and education, economy and more. The Municipality has already implemented several projects granted by the EU institutions, in order  to create sustainable growth. The institution is also part of regional and national networks which enables the city to disseminate good practices among the Region of Andalusia, with special focus on environmental topics. Among its activities in waste prevention there are, in particular, an awareness campaign and a videogame (Reciclator), paper recycling workshops in schools, as well as a project “Green Municipality - Landscape and Sustainable Environmental Management”.

Roquetas de Mar brings to the Pre-waste partners its experience, as the city gives them another specific context (Andalusian and Spanish). It will be involved, in particular, in communication activities (publication of press releases, organisation of a national event on waste prevention and a press conference, as well as support to the communication manager for communication tasks, such as the website and the newsletter), the identification of good practices and indicators, the implementing of certain good practices on its territory and the drafting of feasibility studies, the participation in a shared methodology to help local authorities implement an effective waste prevention strategy, as well as the participation in the web tool for monitoring waste prevention policies effectiveness, based on indicators.