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waste management Development Agency Gal Genovese
Development Agency Gal Genovese
Name: Ms Giorgia Merletto
Address:Palazzo Ducale – Piazza Matteotti 9 – 16123 Genova

Founded in 1997 by bodies, public and private, its function is to support the socio-economic development of Genoa Province creating synergies between private and public actors, between city (Genoa) and rural areas, supporting integrated and pilot projects using bottom-up approach.

Since the year 2000, the company has been concerned with the sustainable growth in the area around Genoa, functioning as a real local development agency. This development process has gone with the strengthening of the rapport with the Province of Genoa and the Chamber of Commerce of Genoa (majority partners) who have made the company their operative body, relative to local development issues, promoting rural tourism, the promotion of artistic handicrafts and typical local produce. Moreover Gal Genovese realizes and experiments projects for the improvement in services and quality of life, environmental management in particular water and waste topic and the development and spread of new technologies in the rural environment. Besides Gal Genovese carries out actions aimed at improving accessibility, the development of projects concerning artistic and cultural heritage in rural towns, the identification of new models of development for the outskirts of urban areas and the marketing of agro-alimentary produce.

The core business of the company is represented by its ability not only to create and manage development projects, funded one at a time, by tenders at either European, national or regional level, but also to create operative networks and partnerships (on local, national and trans-national levels), developing ideas and activities locally.
Moreover the company proposes promotion activities of the local area and its produce through the support of local initiatives, the putting on of events , press conferences.