MELTEMI is an Interreg V-B Balkan-Mediterranean European 2014-2020 project (coordinated by HCMR) that promotes the cooperation between four countries Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and Cyprus in a joint effort against marine litter. Its overall objective is, along with the assessment of marine litter in beaches and the sea in the four cooperating countries, to enhance the legal framework and the capacity of public authorities, stakeholders and the society at large on mitigating marine litter pollution.
Through a series of interconnected actions, MELTEMI foresees the active engagement of the society and key-stakeholders by informing, educating, training and networking them towards an evidence-based policy assessment framework for marine litter. MELTEMI’s innovative approach is based on the creation of transnational networks among GR, CY, BG and AL where coastal marine litter will be assessed and global best practices and tools will be reviewed, in order to adapt them to country-specific needs and with the active participation of the stakeholder to propose National and Transnational Action Plan Proposals for the reduction of marine litter.
Geographic Coverage: Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Albania
Duration: 33 months
Project Acronym: MELTEMI
Title: MarinE litter transnational Legislation Enhancement and Improvement
Instrument: INTERREG V-B ‘BALKAN MEDITERRANEAN 2014-2020’
Project website: https://meltemi-balkanmed.eu/