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Newsletter Issue #106 - May 2019
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The EU funded SWIM-H2020 Support Mechanism, in which MIO-ECSDE was a key partner, drew to a close at the end of April 2019. Achievements and lessons learned from the 3 intense years of working with stakeholders in the Partner Countries were thoroughly discussed at the Closing Conference of the project (Brussels, 8 April 2019) and have been captured in a project summary booklet. The great news is that MIO-ECSDE and its member organization RAED will be part of the follow-up regional EU-funded project Water and Environment Support mechanism (2019-2023). More updates will be shared soon!

 
     

Mediterranean MPs in action!

As Vice-President of the Mediterranean Commission for Sustainable Development Steering Committee, COMPSUD, with the support of MIO-ECSDE drafted 2 concept notes for two Flagship Initiatives of the Mediterranean Strategy on Sustainable Development (2016-2025): one on Public Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters and one on a regional assessment of high- and low-tech solutions for waste reduction.

 
     

Towards a UfM Ministerial Meeting in 2020

MIO-ECSDE joined the 3rd meeting of the UfM Task Force on Environment that took place on the 9th of April in Brussels. The concept note that will guide the political process leading to the Ministerial meeting next year was discussed as was the progress of numerous UfM-led projects and initiatives, including the Action Plan of the Med Strategy on ESD. The UfM Climate Week took place in Barcelona on the same dates.

 
     

The Makhzoumi foundation is now a Strategic Partner of MIO-ECSDE!
A ceremony was held on the 11th of April, in Beirut, Lebanon.

 
     

 
 
     

 
 
 

DIVE IN: MEdIES new project!

MIO-ECSDE’s MEdIES team launched the DIVE IN project in early 2019. It involves mutual skills’ building in Diversity and Inclusive pedagogies of trainers aiming to achieve more inclusive and respectful to one another communities. Educators, animators and trainers (formal and non-formal) from Greece, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine will co-design and apply inclusive education practices for diverse groups, with emphasis on disadvantaged learners (refugees, poor, marginalized, excluded etc.).

 
     

D-NOSES completed its first year. Are you interested to know more about odor pollution and what D-NOSES is all about? Watch this D-NOSES introductory video and read the D-NOSES policy brief co-written by MIO-ECSDE. For more information, visit the D-NOSES webpage and follow it on Twitter

 
     

Monitoring marine litter under the Barcelona Convention

Being an active MAP partner, MIO-ECSDE participated in a 4-day meeting held from 2 to 5 April 2019 in Podgorica, Montenegro, where the progress in regards to the Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme (IMAP) was in focus. Following the meeting, MEDPOL and MIO-ECSDE worked together to update, finetune and refine the list of marine litter items to be monitored under IMAP.

 
     

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR MEMBERS

 
 
     

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