Together with eighteen other organizations from the EU, MIO-ECSDE was a key partner the FP7 project entitled MARLISCO “MARine Litter in Europe Seas: Social AwarenesS and CO-Responsibility”. MIO-ECSDE  led the Awareness Raising & Education related component of the project and was also the Regional Node Leader for the Mediterranean.



MARLISCO’s overarching goal was to raise public awareness, facilitate dialogue and promote co-responsibility among the different actors, towards a joint vision for the sustainable management of marine litter across all European seas.



By developing innovative mechanisms and tools, MARLISCO aimed to effectively engage, inform and empower society, reaching the widest possible audience. Its activities included:

  • A scoping study of the sources and trends regarding marine litter in each Regional Sea.
  • A collection of best practices from all partner countries.
  • A survey on the prevailing perceptions and attitudes of different stakeholders regarding marine litter.
  • A European video contest for youngsters to collect their visions on the issue of marine litter and empower them as agents of change in society.
  • National debates in 12 partner countries.
  • Diversified, tailor-made national activities including exhibitions, workshops, festivals, clean ups, etc.
  • A wealth of awareness raising & educational tools and activities including pedagogical materials, trainings, e-games, web-documentary, etc.


Project Acronym: MARLISCO

Project Title: MARine Litter in Europe Seas: Social AwarenesS and CO-Responsibility

Project Reference: FP7-SiS-2011-1.0-1

Grant agreement no: 289042

Project Duration: 36 months from 1 June 2012 – 30 May 2015

Total EC Funding: 4.119.357 euros

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