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Call for Projects to Reduce Plastic Pollution in Mediterranean Islands

Call for Projects to Reduce Plastic Pollution in Mediterranean Islands

Deadline: 21 June 2020

Creating a local dynamic to respond to a regional issue is one of the major axes of Beyond Plastic Med. To reach this concrete objective, BeMed launches a call for projects to reduce plastic pollution in the Mediterranean islands.

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To meet the challenge of a plastic-free Mediterranean Sea, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Tara Ocean Foundation, Surfrider Foundation Europe, IUCN and the Mava Foundation have joined forces to give life to the Beyond Plastic Med (BeMed) association, which succeeds the BeMed Task Force launched in 2015.

BeMed aims to reduce plastic pollution at source by supporting effective solutions for a healthy Mediterranean Sea, in collaboration with the public and private sectors, NGOs and the scientific community.

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By supporting projects implemented by or in close collaboration with local actors involved in the fight against plastic pollution, BeMed aims to achieve the following objectives:

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Reduce plastic pollution at source and its impact on the marine environment by carrying out initiatives in the field,
Putting in place sustainable solutions,
Improve the understanding of the local context related to plastic pollution (major sources, level of information of the population, waste treatment system, regulations, main obstacles to the implementation of solutions, key actors…),
Build partnerships and strengthen the capacity of local partners,
Reinforce and replicate the effective actions already underway in the Mediterranean.
Funding Information

BeMed’s contribution for each project: up to a maximum of 100 000 euros.
Earliest starting date of the project: October 1st 2020
The duration of the project: 24 months maximum (end of the project by 30 September 2022 at the latest).
Type of Actions

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The call only concerns actions that are part of a project already under way, complementing a completed project or replicating actions that have proven to be effective.
The actions presented must be capable of achieving concrete, measurable results within the duration of the project.
The actions presented must include indicators that can demonstrate their impact.
Eligibility Criteria

Eligible countries / geographical areas
The call for projects concerns all the countries around the Mediterranean Sea.
The project must target a Mediterranean island (or a group of islands) without priority of size.
The project must have a significant impact at the scale of an island or group of islands.
Eligible project sponsors
The call for projects concerns all types of stakeholders whose legal status allows them to receive grants.
Particular attention will be paid to the financial soundness of the applicant organization.
Priority will be given to organizations that develop activities mainly in the areas of awareness raising, nature protection, environmental lobbying, societal change, solution finding and innovation.
For more information, visit https://www.beyondplasticmed.org/en/call-for-projects/

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