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WatEr LandsCapes sustainability thrOugh reuse of Marine littEr

Project Summary

The main goal of the project WELCOME is to support the long-term marine litter (ML) management, through the development of guidelines, the testing of a soft method for coastal dune consolidation, based on art-driven reuse of wood ML and the increase of public awareness on sustainable development. Data will be used to help local authorities in establishing a sustainable ML management system, exportable to other coastal areas. The main expected results are the set-up of integrated initiatives in the field of coastal environmental risks prevention and biodiversity safeguard and the creation of a sustainable value chain, based on the reuse of ML by artists and architects.


Total budget 909.249,32 EUR
EU Contribution IPA co-financing 85%
Duration 2018 / 2020

Main Outputs

-    Beach cleaning operations
-    Simulation of transport and accumulation of floating marine litter
-    Dune restoration
-    Cross border marine litter management plan and legal framework for ML issues

Project Partnership
Lead Partner
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze del Mare (IT) - Contacts: Stefano Piraino – stefano.piraino[at]unisalento.it
Project Partners
  1. Comune di Lecce (IT)
  2. Agjencia Kombëtare e Bregdetit (AL)
  3. Universiteti Politeknik i Tiranes - Fakulteti i Gjeologjise dhe Minierave (AL)
  4. Javno preduzeće za upravljanje morskim dobrom Crne Gore (ME)
  5. Univerzitet Crne Gore, Institut za biologiju mora (ME)