EuroVértice wins the invitation to tender by the Biodivesity Foundation for carrying out the technical assistance on the ECOSAFIMED Project
The project, “Towards Ecosystem Conservation and Sustainable Artisanal Fisheries in the Mediterranean Basin (ECOSAFIMED)”, is framed within the European Programme ENPI CBC MED, whose main objective is to strengthen the cooperation between the European Union and the bordering Mediterranean regions.
Within this context, the Spanish Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Environment, through the Biodiversity Foundation, coordinates this initiative which counts with the Institute of Marine Sciences of CSIC, the National Institute of Marine Sciences and Technologies in Tunisia and the University of Genoa as participants. EuroVértice Consultants has won the competitive tender at national level released by the Biodiversity Foundation for working on the project as responsible for the technical assistance.
ECOSAFIMED targets the promotion of responsible fisheries practices and the information exchange between scientists and fishermen in order to contribute to the conservation of marine ecosystems. With this aim, the project will elaborate management guidelines for the Mediterranean fisheries, in order to make fisheries compatible with healthy marine habitats.
The project has a budget of 1.915.883 €, with a European contribution of 1.569.235 € from the ENPI CBC Programme, which means an 81% of the total project costs. ECOSAFIMED is one of the 38 projects was selected out of the 1.095 submitted to the second call of the ENPI CBC MED Programme 2007-2013.
The kick-off meeting of the project was held in Barcelona during the 19th, 20th and 21st February, 2014. This meeting aimed at organizing the work for the first phase of the project execution.
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