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European Clean Up Day

Amb l’impuls de la Unió Europea, i la coordinació a Catalunya de l’Agencia Catalana de Residus, la Diputació de Barcelona i l’Area metropolitana de Barcelona, i en el marc de la Setmana Europea de Prevenció de Residus, el Consorci dels Colls organitza, amb la participació dels ajuntaments del litoral de la comarca i la col•laboració Nootka, una de les 94 accions de neteja dels espais naturals que tindran lloc aquest dissabte a tot el país.

Us convidem a participar decididament en aquesta acció de conscienciació que enguany serà la neteja dels espais del litoral dels Colls, entre Vilanova i Sitges, seguint el camí de ronda per terra, i també fent la recollida de residus a la part marina amb la utilització de caiacs.

VILANOVA: trobada de les persones participants davant l’Ermita de Sant Cristòfol a les 9 del matí.

SITGES: trobada de les persones participants davant la Platja de les Anquines (base Nootka) a les 9 del mati.

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Addressing challenges at the European Maritime Day: Reducing marine litter for the sake of the environment… and blue growth?

Source: H2020

The Horizon 2020 Capacity Building/Mediterranean Environment Programme in cooperation with Seas At Risk and Waste Free Oceans, within the framework of the European Maritime Day, will hold an event under the title “Reducing marine litter for the sake of the environment… and blue growth?” The event will focus on the economic implications of marine litter and will shed ample light on the ways marine litter affects key sectors that rely on the marine environment.

The European Maritime Day is celebrated every year in May, across the European Union to showcase the importance of the sea and oceans for our everyday life. This year, Gothenburg (Sweden) is hosting the 5th edition of the European Maritime Day Conference where a great number of participants will gather to discuss the opportunities and challenges currently faced by maritime regions and sectors across Europe: from tourism and fisheries to maritime transport and climate change. The main focus of the conference will be on “Sustainable growth from the oceans, seas and the coasts”. The European Commission is the organizer of the event, with the government of Sweden, Region Västra Götaland and the City of Gothenburg acting as local partners.

The event will act as a platform for dialogue offering the opportunity to a wide range of stakeholders, from policy makers to NGOs, industry representatives and local authorities, to exchange views and experiences on all related challenges, providing a holistic approach on the issue and focusing on an array of challenges relevant to the concept of ‘blue growth’. The event also aims to outline the need for setting ambitious reduction targets by Member States by July 2012 under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

The event will take place on the 22nd of May, 10.00-11.30 and the list of speakers includes:

  • Mr. Anders Flanking, State Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Sweden.
  • Prof. Michael Scoullos, University of Athens, Team Leader of Horizon 2020 Capacity Building/Mediterranean Environment Programme (H2020 CB/MEP), Chairman of the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE).
  • Dr. Monica Verbeek, Executive Director of Seas At Risk (SAR).
  • Bernard Merkx, Project Manager, Waste Free Oceans (WFO).
  • Mrs Monica Jägholt Gripp, President of Kommunenes Internasjonale Miljøorganisasjon (KIMO).

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Back-to-back with the European Maritime Day and within the framework of H2020 CB/MEP the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE) and ACR+, in collaboration with UNEP/MAP are organizing an intensive training on Minimizing Marine Litter in the Mediterranean, 21-23 May, 2012 with trainees from most Mediterranean countries.


3rd Mediterranean Small Islands Meeting

Source: PIM

In the framework of the PIM Initiative, the Conservatoire du littoral organize, in partnership with the tunisian Ministry of Environment and the APAL, the 3rd Mediterranean Small Islans Meeting, from 11th to 13thof April 2012 in Bizerte, Tunisia.

Focused on the theme of interactions between human and nature on islands, this meeting will be the opportunity for all the island specialists  to share experiences led on different sites of the Mediterranean Sea, to discuss during technical workshops, reflections on the different ways to manage an island and the alternatives available today to better take into account issues linked to waters, energy, waste, and attendance in the management, and provide an overview of activities led by the PIM Initiative after 7 years of existence and prospects of this program.

Click on the link to download the program of the meeting.

To register, thank you for sending the registration form and the form for the field trips before the 20th of March to We will then confirm your registration within the limit of the number of places available and with the agreement of the Organization Committee.

Horizon 2020: film presenting waste and water projects

Source: Horizon 2020

The Horizon 2020 initiative aims to tackle the top sources of Mediterranean pollution by the year 2020.

This film presents two projects co-financed by EU funding aiming at helping Southern Mediterranean countries to tackle their top sources of pollution. It is based on two main examples: a recycling programme of domestic waste in Tunisia, and an urban waste water project in Morocco.


Revisiting University Curricula in the Mediterranean to reflect Horizon 2020 priority areas

Source: Horizon 2020

More than 60 academics, professionals and experts from Universities, relevant Ministries and NGOs from Albania, Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Montenegro, Morocco, occupied Palestinian territory, Tunisia, Turkey, France, Greece, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands participated in a two-day intensive course on how Mediterranean University curricula should effectively address the Horizon 2020 priority areas (municipal solid waste, urban wastewater, industrial emissions and of course environmental integration).

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA) organised and hosted the workshop with the support of the Network of Mediterranean Universities for Sustainable Development (SD) in Athens, Greece on 12-13 December 2011 within the framework of the EU funded H2020 Capacity Building/Mediterranean Environment Programme.

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