SMILO joins forces with the French Embassy in Croatia and the county of Šibenik-Knin to organise a conference on waste management on Mediterranean islands on September 26, 2019 in Šibenik (Croatia).

The goal of this meeting is to present the specific challenges of islands in marine pollution and plastic waste management, and to highlight their significant potential for testing and developing innovative solutions to reduce and recycle waste.

Islands can help speed up the process to transition to a circular economy.

Beyond further encouraging to pursue the Franco-Croatian dialogue, this event will also contribute to a more integrated collaboration among Croatian authorities for the sustainable development of small islands.

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Small Islands Organisation (SMILO) has organised its third Annual Meeting on the island of Porquerolles (France) from October 14 to 18, 2019!

Representatives from small islands of our network, institutional and financial partners, and field experts from all over the world will gathered during this four-day event for international meetings and technical workshops. This event was co-organised with the French Coastal Management Agency, the National Park of Port-Cros and the French Town of Hyères les Palmiers.

Major events took place during the conference, including:

  • SMILO General Assembly;

  • Partners Meeting of ISOS Project Isole Sostenibili, supported by the European programme INTERREG MARITIMO France-Italy, for the final conclusions of the four technical workshops Heritage, Water, Waste and Renewable Energies;

  • Meeting of SMILO Assessment Committee for the intermediary assessment of 6 islands, candidates to the "Label in Progress": Tavolara (Italy), Bolama (Guinea-Bissau), Saint-Honorat (France), Sainte-Marguerite (France),  Porquerolles (France), and Zlarin (Croatia);

  • Technical Workshop for the preparation of the White Papers "Energy, Water and Waste Flows Management" and "Heritage";

  • "Islands Pop-Up Session", during which SMILO pilot islands will present their ongoing operations and projects;

  • Field trip on Porquerolles Island;

  • Closing dinner and SMILO Award Ceremony, during which all the 6 islands received the Label in Progress, as well as Sectorial Awards:

                  TAVOLARA: Waste, Biodiversity, Energy and Landscapes

                  ZLARIN: Waste

                  SAINT-HONORAT: Waste and Landscapes

                  SAINTE-MARGUERITE: Biodiversity and Landscapes

                  PORQUEROLLES: Biodiversity and Landscapes







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