Horizon 2020 aims to substantially reduce the pollution of the Mediterranean Sea by 2020 and tackles the sources that account for around 80%, i.e. municipal waste, urban waste water and industrial emissions.
A 2007-2013 Road-Map was adopted by the Environment Ministerial Conference held in Cairo in November 2006, and for its implementation and monitoring three working groups/components were formed: one on investments for pollution reduction (PR); one on the required capacity building (CB) for achieving H2020 objectives; and one on H2020 review, monitoring, and research (RMR).
The ENPI Horizon 2020 Capacity Building/Mediterranean Environment Programme (H2020 CB/MEP) aimed to support the implementation for the period 2009-2014 of the Horizon 2020 Initiative Road Map and Work Plan through capacity building and awareness raising activities, and to promote integration/mainstreaming of environment issues into other sector policies. It was also responsible for the proper coordination of the H2020 Steering Group and the three Sub-Groups and the overall enhanced visibility of Horizon 2020.
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Over 130 activities (regional, sub-regional and national) were implemented during which more than 3500 people were trained: