COMMON project was presented at the workshop "Monitoring, management and reuse of marine litter" organized by WELCOME project and held in Lecce (Italy), on 7th February 2020.

Main topic of the meeting, the state of the art knowledge on marine litter and the phenomenon of dune erosion in the Mediterranean, with particular attention to Salento, one of COMMON project pilot area, as well as the analysis of the current legal regulatory framework, strategic policies and good practices to be adopted to reduce and recycle marine litter and to stem the phenomenon of dune erosion.

The workshop was addressed to institutions and operators in the marine environment sector such as regional and national public authorities, agencies for the protection of the marine environment and coastal areas, local administrations, non-governmental organisations, bathing establishments, fishing cooperatives, scuba diving centres, marina managers, voluntary groups, environmental organisations and, more generally, all citizens.

WELCOME project, funded under the INTERREG - IPA CBC Italy-Albania-Montenegro 2014/2020 programme, aims at improving the management of the South Adriatic coasts of Italy, Albania and Montenegro, by adopting sustainable approaches in the resolution of issues related to marine litter and coastal erosion.

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