Mediterranean Information Office

for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development

The Mediterranean NGO Federation

A Network of Networks


MIO-ECSDE facilitates four other networks of major Mediterranean stakeholders who play a key role in addressing the region’s environmental and sustainable development challenges

In the spotlight

Wondered how Green Economy is faring in the Mediterranean? Read our study!


In the spotlight

The Adriatic and Ionian Seas impacted by marine litter,

new study finds

Who we are

We are a non-profit Federation of 127 Mediterranean NGOs for Environment and Sustainable Development

What we do

We act as a technical and political platform for the intervention of NGOs in the Mediterranean scene

Our mission

Our mission is to protect the Natural Environment and Cultural Heritage and promote Sustainable Development in a peaceful Mediterranean

Our story

For more than twenty years we have been catalyzing synergies, joining forces & building bridges in the Euro-Mediterranean area  

Closer to a bold EU ban on oxo-degradable plastics

Plastic waste currently accounts for over 80% of marine litter in the EU while half of this amount comes from single-use plastics. At the same time, less than 30% of the nearly 26 million tons of plastic waste generated annually in the EU is collected and reused. As...

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Join the Marine Litter Watch to track marine litter!

Plastic is not so fantastic when it pollutes your favourite beach or the sea where you swim. Each year an estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the world’s oceans. That’s the ′equivalent to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline...

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Featured Publication

Marine litter assessment in the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. IPA-Adriatic DeFishGear Project, MIO-ECSDE, HCMR and ISPRA, 2017

Featured Publication

Towards a green economy in the Mediterranean, eco-union, MIO-ECSDE, GEC, 2016

Featured Publication

NGO actions to protect and conserve freshwater ecosystems, MIO-ECSDE, 2016

Mediterranean Information Office

For more than twenty years joining forces & building bridges in the Euro-Mediterranean area

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