As part of the EU funded Water and Environment Support (WES) in the Southern Neighborhood region project, a Regional Activity focusing on ‘Understanding microplastics and identifying how to address the issue’ (RE-2-REG) was prepared to involve designated participants, representing different stakeholders from the WES Partner Countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, and Tunisia).

The activity was delivered in three online sessions from May to June 2022.

The regional activity aimed to provide technical assistance and strengthen the capacities of the WES Partner Countries to effectively address the issue of microplastics in the Mediterranean marine environment. It included state of the art information related to microplastics production and leakage into the environment, monitoring methods, best practices in addressing the problem, and regional and national frameworks within which countries tackle the issue.

We are pleased to share with you the WES Information Bulletin (attached), to give further details to stakeholders on how the team of WES environment and marine litter Experts organised this activity.

For further background reading and useful documents, please refer to this link: