COMMON project: training on the circular economy to fight marine litter at its source


Two days of training promoted and organized by the COMMON project team at the INSTM, in Monastir (Tunisia) on the circular economy, aimed at strengthening institutional capacities in the fight against marine litter throughout the integrated coastal zone management plan. The event, held on 17 and 18 August, brought together the different local actors of the city of Monastir, to discuss and exchange information on the main problems related to the management of household waste in the city.

The first day was dedicated to issues related to waste management in Tunisia and the circular economy in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. The day was closed with a field visit (Karaaia Beach, Monastir) to identify the different types of marine litter that can be found on local beaches.

The second day of the training was dedicated to workshops: case studies, context, sources and routes of marine plastic waste production, solid waste management and marine litter prevention activities.


This training is part of the activities of the Common Project, funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC Med Programme.

Many thanks to the participants representing the various local actors of the city of Monastir who agreed to participate in this training and for the exchange of information and experience data. We also wish to thank the trainers Mr. Wassim Chaabane and Mrs. Salwa Sadok for the excellent supervision.