Twenty six (26) European environmental NGOs, among which MIO-ECSDE, joined their voices in a position paper reacting to the recently published (March 2013) EU Proposal for a Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) Directive.
In the period of 02.08.2012 to 25.10.2012 , the European Commission launched a public consultation to gather views and comments on the draft Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
A joint position paper has been prepared and signed by 19 environmental NGOs as a reaction to the recent European Commission’s Communication on Blue Growth, which ‘drives forward the Commission’s Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) and launches a process which will place the blue economy firmly on the agenda of Member States, regions, enterprise and civil society.
In the period of 14.05.2012 to 06.08.2012, the European Commission launched a public consultation to gather views and additional information on the multiple challenges for coastal and maritime tourism.
The European Commission has been developing elements for a strategy for coastal and maritime tourism based on the implementation of the Communication “Europe, the world’s No. 1 tourist destination – a new political framework for tourism in Europe”
MIO-ECSDE in collaboration with the Black Sea NGO Network, the Coalition Clean Baltic and Seas At Risk have developed a Guidance Paper on the implementation of the Marine Framework Strategy Directive (MSFD), to assist NGOs in their advocacy and policy formulation efforts at regional, national and local level.
In the period of 17.05.2011 to 9.08.2011, the European Commission launched a public consultation to gather views and additional information on the environmental, social and economic impacts that might result from measures aiming to reduce use of plastic carrier bags..