MARLISCO Project, funded under EU FP7-SiS Programme, has been launched!

On 26-27 July 2012, MARLISCO (MARine Litter in Europe Seas: Social AwarenesS and CO-Responsibility) was successfully kicked off at the European Commission DG Research and Innovation premise in Brussels. There are 20 partners in the consortium, Provincia di Teramo Italy being the lead partner. Its duration is three years, from 1 June 2012 to 31 May 2015.

The main objective of the MARLISCO project is to increase awareness of the consequences of societal behaviour in relation to waste production and management on marine socio-ecological systems, to promote co-responsibility among different actors and to define a more sustainable vision on marine litter in European seas.

The MARLISCO project will organize activities across 15 European countries, including national debates in 12 of them, involving industry sectors, scientists and the public, a European video contest for school students, educational activities and tools targeting the younger generation and exhibitions to raise awareness among the wider public. MARLISCO will make use of innovative multimedia approaches to reach the widest possible audience, in the most effective manner. The project will develop and evaluate approaches that can be used to address the problems associated with marine litter and which can also be applied more widely to other societal challenges where there are substantial benefits to be achieved through better integration among researchers, stakeholders and society.

More details and updates are posted on the official project website: