RoleName of the organisationCountryRegionContact
Lead beneficiaryLegambiente OnlusItalyLazioStefano Ciafani
General Director
Partner 1National Institute of Marine Sciences and TechnologiesTunisiaHechmi Missaoui
General Manager
Partner 2International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies – Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of BariItalyPugliaMaurizio Raeli
Partner 3Amwaj of the EnvironmentLebanonMalek Ghandour
Partner 4University of SienaItalyFrancesco Frati
Partner 5Tyre Coast Nature ReserveLebanonNabigha Dakik
Administrative Assistant
Partner 6High Institute of Agronomy of Sousse UniversityTunisiaSousseChokri Thabet
Head of the ISA-CM

Key information

Full titleCOastal Management and MOnitoring Network for tackling marine litter in Mediterranean sea
Thematic objectiveB.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
PriorityB.4.4 Integrated coastal zone management
CountriesItaly, Tunisia, Lebanon


Financial data

2.2 million
Total budget
2 million
EU contribution
Project co-financing



  • What will be improved?
    The mid-term expected impact is the enhanced capacity of public authorities in monitoring and managing the waste chain with a focus on the land-sea relationship and improving the environmental performance in the concerned 5 coastal areas: Tyre (Lebanon), Maremma and Northern Puglia (Italy) and Kuriat Island and Monastir (Tunisia). The integrated and multi-stakeholders approach promoted by the project will boost citizens’ participation in marine litter removal activities, as well as the exchange of good practices and experiences among local institutions at Mediterranean level. The long-term impact of the project includes advancing towards the achievement of the Descriptor 10 of the Good Environmental Status (set by the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive) by 2020 in the pilot areas, meaning that “properties and quantities of marine litter do not cause harm to the coastal and marine environment.”
  • Who Will Benefit?
      • Policy-makers and environmental protection agencies
      • 15 fishermen and their organisations
      • 35 economic operators
      • 30 Marine Protected Areas
      • Local communities
  • Expected achievements
      • 10 studies on linkages between marine litter issue and land-based human activities 
      • 1 ICT platform for sharing methodologies and data on marine litter
      • 250 people trained on marine litter management
      • 30 municipalities involved in a network of coastal cities against marine litter
      • 4 reports containing legal recommendations and best practices for improving the management of marine litter and governance issues
      • 50 civil society organizations participating in beach cleanup campaigns


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