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The European MED-InA project aims at zero waste in three Mediterranean cities

Written by Frédéric Dubessy on Thursday, December 12th 2019 à 18:56 | Read 325 times

MED-InA is supported by seven Mediterranean partners (MED-InA graph)
MED-InA is supported by seven Mediterranean partners (MED-InA graph)
FRANCE. As part of the Ecological Transition and Circular Economy Day, organised on Tuesday 17 December 2019 in Marseille at the Hôtel de Région, by the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region and the EA Eco-entreprises association, the Agency for Urban Mediterranean Cities and Territories (Avitem) will present MED-InA.

Launched on 1 September 2019, this European project aims to implement a "zero waste" strategy in three municipalities: Irbid (Jordan), La Marsa (Tunisia) and a city to be defined in the Ribera Region (Spain).

MED-InA will accompany "citizens towards more responsible behaviour, municipalities towards "zero waste" management plans and start-ups in the circular economy to develop local and innovative solutions", as stated in an Avitem press release.

Seven Mediterranean partners are involved in this initiative: Avitem, the American University of Beirut, the municipality of Irbid, the Jordanian University of Science and Technology, the municipality of La Marsa (Megara Network), the Ribera Consortium, which brings together 51 municipalities, and E3D-Environment, the project coordinator.

2.3 M€ budget

The Aix-based company E3D-Environment will implement and test the GD6D methodology (pronounced "J'ai décidé", GD6D is a solution based on a communication method that makes it possible to offer individualised support to a large number of inhabitants) in the three pilot sites that are currently being selected in collaboration with the three municipalities.

For its part, Avitem is developing a "zero waste" methodology adapted to Mediterranean cities that will be integrated into the waste management plans of the selected municipalities. The agency, based in Marseille, will also organise two "zero waste" workshops to enable the MED-InA partners and the pioneers of this approach to meet and exchange on their practices. Avitem is also managing the communication on the project.

The MED-InA operation, which will last thirty-six months (until 1 September 2022), is financed to the tune of €2.1 million by the European ENI CBC MED programme (Cooperation across borders in the Mediterranean), for a total budget of €2.3 million (10% co-financing by the municipalities).


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