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Enhancing social well being and economic prosperity by reinforcing the eFFECTIVEness of protection and restoration management in Mediterranean MPAs

EFFECTIVE Kick-Off Meeting: Igniting the EFFECTIVE Project’s Wave of Innovation

In a momentous gathering held in Brussels on June 13-14, 2023, the kick-off meeting of the EFFECTIVE Project marked the beginning of an initiative aimed at safeguarding and rejuvenating the European Union’s Mediterranean Blue Natural Capital. The consortium, spearheaded by Centro Tecnológico Naval y del Mar (CTN), convened to map a course towards a sustainable future, combining innovative science, technological nature-based solutions, digitalisation, and social considerations. 

Setting the Stage for Transformation 

The two-day event was more than a mere introduction, it served to mark the beginning of a comprehensive approach to ecosystem-based management. Representatives from diverse fields, including scientists, technologists, and environmental experts, collaborated to lay the groundwork for a holistic strategy. The goal? To develop a robust knowledge base and practical guidelines that would empower stakeholders in preserving and restoring coastal and marine ecosystems. 

Mission and Vision 

The EFFECTIVE Project’s mission is to protect and restore the EU’s Mediterranean Blue Natural Capital. The vision extends beyond the immediate future, envisioning a world where coastal and marine ecosystems not only survive, but thrive. By combining innovation and nature’s inherent resilience, the consortium aims to secure a legacy of flourishing blue natural capital for generations to come. If you want to take a closer look on our main project goals, check the project details page

Combining Forces 

The consortium, a dynamic blend of institutions and organisations, collaboratively shared insights and contributed with new perspectives. Centro Tecnológico Naval y del Mar (CTN), as the Project Coordinator, set the tone for a multidisciplinary approach that recognizes the interconnectedness of various elements within the ecosystem. The meeting witnessed the fusion of expertise from diverse fields, creating a synergy that promises unparalleled impact. To meet all project partners that make the EFFECTIVE Consortium, click here.  

The EFFECTIVE Project represents a big step toward a future where human and environmental well-being coexist harmoniously. As the consortium propels forward on this transformative journey, their efforts are ready to create a lasting impact, preserving and nurturing the Mediterranean Blue Natural Capital for the benefit of present and future generations. 

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