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MARine Litter in Europe Seas: Social AwarenesS and CO-Responsability

Objective

Marine environments are central to human well being, but they are also extensively threatened by our activities. The MARLISCO proposal seeks to raise societal awareness of both the problems and the potential solutions relating to a key issue threatening marine habitats worldwide; the accumulation of marine litter. A major objective of this proposal is to understand and subsequently facilitate societal engagement in order to inspire changes in attitudes and behaviour. This proposal is a Mobilisation and Mutual Learning Action Plan with the aim of providing a series of mechanisms to engage key stakeholders with an interest in, or responsibility for, some aspect of reducing the quantity of litter entering the ocean. These will include: industrial sectors; users of coastal and marine waters; the waste management and recycling sectors; Regional Sea Commissions and EU representatives; local municipalities; citizens’ groups, environmental NGOs, school children and the general public; social and natural scientists. MARLISCO recognises the need for a concerted approach to encourage co-responsibility through a joint dialogue between the many players. This will be achieved by organising activities across 15 European countries, including national debates in 12 of them, involving industry sectors, scientists and the public, a European video contest for school students, educational activities targeting the younger generation together with exhibitions to raise awareness among the wider public. MARLISCO will make use of innovative multimedia approaches to reach the widest possible audience, in the most effective manner. The proposal will develop and evaluate an approach that can be used to address the problems associated with marine litter and which can also be applied more widely to other societal challenges where there are substantial benefits to be achieved through better integration among researchers, stakeholders and society.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

PROVINCIA DI TERAMO
Address
Via Giannina Milli 2
64100 Teramo
Italy
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 521 514,41
Administrative Contact
Doriana Calilli (Dr.)

Participants (19)

Coastal & Marine Union
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 346 459,59
Address
Breestraat 89A
2301EE Leiden
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Joana Mira Veiga (Ms.)
Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 182 536,60
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Clarke (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 296 943,84
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jhon Martin (Dr.)
EUROPEAN PLASTICS CONVERTERS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 57 214,36
Address
Avenue De Cortenbergh 71
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hans Boon (Mr.)
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES RECYCLEURS DE PLASTIQUES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 63 900,23
Address
Avenue De Cortenbergh 71
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Hans Boon (Mr.)
MERTERRE ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 196 234,46
Address
Boulevard Tellene 11
13007 Marseille
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Poitou (Dr.)
REGIONALNI RAZVOJNI CENTER KOPER CENTRO REGIONALE DI SVILUPPO CAPODISTRIA ZAVOD
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 175 062,29
Address
Ulica 15 Maja 19
6000 Koper Capodistria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Slavko Mezek (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 251 613,30
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David O'connell (Dr.)
ORGANIZATIA ECOLOGISTA NEGUVERNAMENTALA MARE NOSTRUM
Romania
EU contribution
€ 232 321,20
Address
Bulevard 1 Decembrie 1918 3
900711 Constanta
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Georgiana Burlaciuc (Ms.)
EUCC - DIE KUSTEN UNION DEUTSCHLAND EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 363 274,58
Address
Poststrasse 6
18119 Rostock Warnemuende
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Nardine Stybel (Ms.)
ISOTECH LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 208 514,63
Address
Kalliopis St 1 & Larnakos Av Office 401
2154 Lefkosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kyriaki Tsoukanta (Ms.)
UNION OF BULGARIAN BLACK SEA LOCAL AUTHORITIES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 216 336,47
Address
4, Preslav Strr.
9000 Varna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mariana Kancheva (Ms.)
PLASTICSEUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 80 265,85
Address
Avenue E Van Nieuwenhuyse 4
1160 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patrick D'hose (Mr.)
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 209 893,54
Address
Campus De Caparica, Quinta Da Torre S/n
2829516 Caparica
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Luísa Baião (Dr.)
MEDITERRANEAN INFORMATION OFFICE FOR ENVIRONMENT, CULTURE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 189 893,13
Address
Kyrristou 12
10556 Athina
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Vasiliki Mantzara (Ms.)
TURK DENIZ ARASTIRMALARI VAKFI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 152 837,32
Address
Fistikli Yali Sokak 22/5
34825 Istanbul
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ahmet Aydin (Mr.)
KOMMUNENES INTERNASJONALE MILJOORGANISASJON
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 137 884,43
Address
Bytoften 2
6800 Varde
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Poul Sig Vadsholt (Dr.)
HONKYTONK FILMS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 152 487,25
Address
Rue Claude Tillier 18 20
75012 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Sylvestre (Dr.)
MEDIATOOLS
France
EU contribution
€ 84 170,46
Address
Chemin Des Argoulets 53
31500 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dimitri Galitzine (Dr.)