Mediterranean sea basin lighthouse – actions to prevent, minimise and remediate litter and plastic pollution

Deadline: 12 April, 2022
Budget: € 19.000.000 EURO
Countries: Algeria, France, Italy, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Tunisia, Spain


  • Marine pollution and circular economy (O2/P4)


Project results are expected to contribute to all the following expected outcomes:

  • Reduced pollution from litter, plastic and microplastic, in the Mediterranean Sea basin in line with the objectives of the EU Zero Pollution Plan and the Convention for the protection of the Mediterranean sea against pollution;
  • Reduce beach litter to less than 20 items per 100 meters of coastline in line with the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) requirement;
  • Accelerated uptake of innovative solutions to prevent and minimize litter, plastic and microplastic pollution;
  • Effective monitoring of marine litter quantities, in line with EU methodologies, such as Single Use Plastics Directive and assessment of the impact of implemented measures;
  • Support WFD and MSFD implementation, which provide indicators and mechanism for assessments and measures to achieve Good Environmental Status (GES);
  • Empowered citizens taking action against pollution.


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