COMMON project: an eco-sustainable school model is possible


Thanks to the COMMON project, it is now possible to focus on a responsible school model, in line with an increasingly sustainable development that is attentive to environmental issues. The team of researchers of the Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer, a COMMON project partner, has officially launched a series of training aimed at promoting an eco-responsible school model through training for principals, managers and teachers who work in schools and colleges in the governorate of Monastir.

The training was divided into two days: the first provided the future frames of environmental projects conducted by school children. The second day of training was instead dedicated to practical workshops on the implementation of action plans, to the presentation of the various teaching aids and tools for the training of pupils and schoolchildren, and, finally, to the evaluation and distribution of participation certificates.

It was also an opportunity to officially launch the “We Are All Med Schools Vs Marine Litter” competition, a contest that falls within the scope of the COMMON project and which was launched in Italy by the NGO Legambiente Festambiente and for the purpose to sensitize schools on issues related to marine litter in the Mediterranean.

The teachers agreed to participate very enthusiastically in the program and were directly involved in the exchange of information and experience data.

Thanks to Sana Zarad and Mr. Farid Limam, the representatives of the regional education commission in Monastir for their invaluable help and excellent collaboration.

We also thank Dr. Rym Zakhama-Sraieb for the excellent supervision and animation of the training, and Mr. Monji Slim, the regional education commissioner in Monastir, who attended the award ceremony.

About COMMON project

COMMON (COastal Management and MOnitoring Network for tackling marine litter in Mediterranean Sea) is a European project under ENI CBC Med Programme, which aims at building a collaboration network between Italy, Lebanon and Tunisia to support a correct management of Marine litter

Partners: Legambiente Onlus (Lead Beneficiary) University of Siena, the National Institute of Sciences and Technologies of the Sea of Tunisia, the CIHEAMBari, the NGO Amwaj of the Environment (Lebanon), the University of Sousse and the Tyre Coast Nature Reserve (Lebanon)