“Blue Isles” Erasmus + Project for the marine ecosystem
From January 2022 and for 24 months we participate, in collaboration with five European organizations in Malta, Cyprus, Italy and Spain1, in the adult education program Erasmus + entitled “Supporting Fishing Waste Reduction and Marine Systems Preservation in European Islands and Coastal Areas, BLUE-ISLES”.
The project is co-funded by the European Union and aims to waste reduction from fisheries and aquaculture on islands and coastal areas of southern Europe, and the consequent preservation of marine ecosystems.
Through scheduled, interdependent activities, the project seeks to enhance the knowledge and skills of both the fishing community and aquaculture workers, as well as the relevant municipal employees for the adoption of sustainable practices in the above sectors. The data and results of the project will contribute to the development of training material, awareness and policy planning proposals to address the problem of marine litter in insular and coastal areas of Europe.
1 Project Coordinator: Epsilon Malta Ltd, Malta (www.epsilonmalta.com/), Partner Organisations: European Profiles, Greece (www.europeanprofiles.gr), University of Cyprus, Cyprus (www.ucy.ac.cy), TDM 2000 ODV, Italy (www.tdm2000.org), IcadePro, Spain (www.icadepro.es)
June 2022, Project Result 1: Transnational Report
This transnational report is the first deliverable of the ‘Blue Isles’ project and has been compiled based on the results of the research elaborated from the project partners in five EU countries (Malta, Greece, Spain, Cyprus and Italy).
The report presents the attitudes and knowledge of fishery and aquaculture workers towards marine littering and innovative sustainability methods in the sector, as well as the level of collaboration between them and the municipal employees in charge of environmental protection, in several islander communities in the five participating countries.
At the same time, it presents the level of cooperation of the above branches with the municipal employees, responsible for the protection of the environment, in the respective island communities of the five participating countries.
You can read the entire report here.