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Mediterranean Dialogue for Waste Management Governance

About the project

Recent research highlights the worrying environmental effects of current production and consumption patterns in the Mediterranean Sea Basin, further accelerated by climate change impacts exerted by land-use (urbanization, agricultural intensification), pollution and declining biodiversity. In such context, Med4Waste project aims to facilitate new governance models for integrated and efficient urban waste management policies across the Mediterranean strategy. The project lays on a strong and experienced partnership composed by 7 organisations from 6 Mediterranean countries and reinforced by 3 pools of associated partners and supporters from the whole basin. Moreover, it encompasses up to 8 activities oriented at building skills, planning and decision-making capabilities for Mediterranean institutions from public and private sector, and based on the most successful practices previously implemented in the region. Consequently, decision policy-makers will find a platform to promote better governance in the sustainable use of resources and management of waste, moving towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production at Mediterranean level, whilst developing joint and common policy responses. 

Key information

Mediterranean Dialogue for Waste Management Governance
B.4 Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation
B.4.2 Waste management
Spain, Greece, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Italy

Financial data

1.1 million
Total budget
0.9 million
EU contribution
Project co-financing


Project in numbers

Technical outputs

Project duration

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Project outputs




To facilitate new governance models for integrated and efficient urban waste management policies across the Mediterranean, with particular emphasis on organic waste & circular economy through adapting waste management plans, policies and other management actions and regulatory drivers in the selected territories

What will be improved?

The project will make a tangible and positive contribution in terms of: environmental change thanks to supporting best waste management solutions/practices, integrating concerns on conservation of nature and resources. Med4Waste will be able to minimize the negative environmental impacts of waste by reducing CO2 generation and Greenhouse Gases emissions. In addition, the socio-economic change will be based on job creation resulting from higher recycling rates, and transition to eco-innovation circular economy models. The institutional progress will stem from the awareness and active involvement of public authorities, civil society organizations and private sector, and all together, in cross-border thematic groups advancing governance models, technological solutions, business and social entrepreneurship, zero waste strategies and social sustainability in relation to the waste sector.

Who will benefit?

  • Waste management chain actors (households, collectors, managers, environmental technologists and NGOs & community base organizations)
  • Social cooperatives employing vulnerable people
  • Education sectors (schools, universities, etc.)
  • Policy makers: municipalities, regions and public authorities 

Expected achievements

  • 1 Mediterranean Business Platform
  • 1 Waste Management Policy toolkit 
  • 48 jobs resulting from the implementation of 6 Integrated Municipal Waste Management Plans
  • 18 Med4Waste awareness campaigns
  • 8 initiatives oriented at building skills, planning and decision-making capabilities for public and private Mediterranean institutions

Contribution to policy-making


Project news

Jordan: Med4Waste launches call for tender for a senior communication officer

EDAMA Association, Med4Waste partner in Jordan, is launching a call for proposal for senior communication officer. The deadline for submitting bids is January 27, 2022.

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