For a cleaner Mediterranean by the year 2020
This initiative is funded by the European Commission through DG EuropeAid.

6th Meeting of the H2020 Review and Monitoring Group (16 June 2015, Valletta-Malta)

on 03 Jun 2015.

The 6th Meeting of the Review and Monitoring Group was held on 16 June 2015 in Valleta, Malta.

The meeting built on the strategic orientations provided by the UfM Ministerial Declaration, the conclusions of the mid-term review and the outcome of the H2020 Steering Committee held in December 2014, during which the H2020 work programme for the period 2015-2020 was adopted, including the tasks and objectives of the Review and Monitoring group.

In this sense, the meeting offered the opportunity to further discuss the specific practicalities in the implementation of the adopted mandate as well as to develop and decide on the RM work programme for 2015-2016, in synergy with other relevant on-going initiatives and processes.

For the materials and documents of the meeting click here

The Horizon2020 Initiative

The Mediterranean Sea is the largest of the semi – enclosed European seas, surrounded by 21 countries that share a coastline of 46,000 km. The region is home to around 480 million people and the environmental challenges it faces are significant. Back in 2006, the ‘Horizon 2020 Initiative’ was launched inviting all committed stakeholders to join efforts in substantially reducing pollution in the Mediterranean by the year 2020 by tackling the sources of pollution that are said to account for around 80% of the overall pollution of the Mediterranean Sea: municipal waste, urban waste water and industrial pollution.


Investment projects

Investment Projects facilitated by the process

4000 People

More than 4000 people trained from 14 Mediterranean countries

6 common indicators

6 common indicators and more coming...

Horizon 2020 Initiative for a Cleaner Mediterranean by year 2020 HD 

Published in 2014 the Horizon 2020 video outlines the efforts and results of the Initiative in different parts of the Mediterranean. Video playtime is 48 minutes and 11 seconds and is available in HD format for high quality viewing. The video can also be found on youtube at