The European FP7 Project CleanSea is running a participatory workshop during the first day of the “In the Wake of Plastics” Conference in Venice, 13-15 October 2015.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday 13th afternoon approximately from 3:30 PM  to 6 PM.

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Marca copyParticipatory workshop in Venice will bring-in stakeholders’ valuable insights into CleanSea’s final outputs.

When attempting to address the issue of marine litter, it is essential to consider the particular socio-economic dimension and specificities of a certain region. High population density and tourism pressure, together with ineffective waste management, are among the main drivers behind marine litter in the Mediterranean.

The FP7 Project CleanSea has been looking at drivers that lead to the generation of marine litter but also those barriers that impair its prevention and mitigation, in the different regional seas. The project is currently evaluating the most adequate and effective potential solutions, through a multi-criteria analysis and covering the whole life-cycle of products. This will form the basis of a roadmap to support decision- making across Europe, with a regional focus. Given the transversal nature of this issue, it is crucial to bring-in the sectorial knowledge and particular insight of different stakeholders, when designing an appropriate set of approaches.

This participatory workshop is promoted by CleanSea and will include an engaging activity that will help us shape and validate the final outputs of the project. Participants will be invited to reflect jointly on policy options and evaluate implementation aspects of a series of measures to address key types of litter found in the Mediterranean.

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