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De-polluting the Mediterranean by the year 2020 


h2020 initiativeThe "Horizon 2020 Initiative" aims to de-pollute the Mediterranean by the year 2020 by tackling the sources of pollution that account for around 80% of the overall pollution of the Mediterranean Sea: municipal waste, urban waste water and industrial pollution.


To implement and monitor actions three working groups were created to address:

  • Investments for Pollution Reduction (PR);
  • Capacity Building (CB) for achieving H2020 objectives;
  • Review, Monitoring and Research (RMR).

This project is funded by the European Commission in the framework of the ENPI and implemented by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) in consortium with:

  • Mediterranean Action Plan of the United Nations Environment Programme and its Regional Activity Centres and Programmes (UNEP/MAP and its RACs)
  • National Waste Management Agency (ANGed)/Regional Solid Waste Exchange of Information and Expertise Network in Mashreq and Maghreb Countries (SWEEPNet)
  • Umweltbundesamt GmbH – Austrian Environment Agency (AEA)
  • Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water - the General Directorate of Hydraulic and Electrical Resources (LMoEW)
  • Hellenic Ministry for Environment, Energy and Climate Change
  • UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE)
  • Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE)
  • Arab Network for Environment and Development (RAED)
  • WWF Mediterranean Programme Office (WWF MedPO)
  • Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and Sustainable Resource Management (ACR+)
  • Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA)


De-polluting the Mediterranean by the year 2020

The 2013/2014 training programme can be consulted on www.acrplusmed.org/resources/secretariat_initiatives/Horizon_2020

For more information visit the Horizon 2020 website

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