Find here general information and outcomes of SMILO events.

ONLINE MEETING - WORLD ISLAND NETWORKS

SMILO has been identifying island networks and organisations around the globe that help protect the environment or cultural heritage of islands. This mapping work enables us to analyse their roles, actions, scope and difficulties, and also to pinpoint opportunities for the different players to cooperate.This initiative aims to start answering the need to know who does what and where, in order to identify geographical or thematical gaps of such organisms, to encourage new partnerships, ultimately offering better answers to islands’ needs.

THE MAPPING

The mapping is currently work in progress. To date, 98 networks and organisations have been identified (last updated on July 21, 2021). Discover the Intermediary Report here. This document is a first draft representing the results of the first months of work, and is intended to be completed in the coming months. The aim will be to present a final report by the end of 2021. The project is supported by GLISPA, Conservatoire du littoral, Advanced Conservation Strategies, Precovery Labs, The Ocean Foundation, Green Cross France and Territories, PIM Initiative, and ICO Solutions. 

To be referenced in the mapping, a network or organisation must meet the following criteria:

  • works on more than one island in the country: this includes organisations that work on several islands within one region of a country

  • currently active: it can be public or private; it may or may not have an official status (public institutions, non-governmental organisations, academic or research institutions, etc.)

  • designed to last over time: this excludes programmes with a given, limited lifespan

  • helps protect island environments or heritage

  • Different from a financial backer: a separate study on organisations that fund projects on islands is needed

If you would like to be included in this initiative, and you are not yet listed, you can fill in the following form until September 5, 2021https://forms.gle/Ki7HDFRiLyCAAgFz8

Please do not hesitate to contact us by email If you have any questions about the initiative, at secretariat@smilo-program.org

THE EVENTS

We organised the first two virtual meetings on November 19 and December 1, 2020. The focus on different regions of the world brought together 335 participants of 68 different nationalities, who were able to discover the presentations of our 18 panellists. From representatives of public authorities, to donors, academics and civil society organisations, they all highlighted the important role of island networks and organisations for the protection of the natural and cultural heritage of islands.

World Island Networks - 1st Session - November 19, 2020

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The first session was dedicated to Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas. All the information about the speakers is available on the event page. Watch the whole session on our Youtube channel.

 

World Island Networks - 2nd SESSION - December 1, 2020

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The second WIN session was dedicated to the Asia-Pacific region. Information about the speakers is available on the event page. You can watch the recording of the whole session on our Youtube channel

These events were organised in partnership with the Global Islands Partnership (GLISPA), sponsored by the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) and supported by the Conservatoire du littoral, Green Cross France et Territoires, Island Conservation, PIM Initiative for the Small Islands of the Mediterranean, Precovery Labs. They took place within the framework of ICO Solutions.

Next meeting will be on September 9, 2021 in parallel with the IUCN Congress. More information soon!

These events were sponsored by:

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BANDEAU ISOS ATELIER

 

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The summary of the ISOS workshop "Energy and Light Pollution on Small Islands" is now available!

This workshop was held on the island of Capraia (Tuscany-Italy) on May 22 & 23, 2019. It gathered around 40 international participants from different backgrounds (site managers, local public authorities, sector experts, etc.).

OPENING SESSION
Marida BESSI

Mayor of the Municipality of Capraia


SESSION 1 - How to conduct an energy audit?
Energy audit of Porquerolles island
Maxime DULUC
Energy Consultancy SOL.A.I.R.
Energy audit: Capraia island
Maxime DULUC
Energy Consultancy SOL.A.I.R.

 
SESSION 2 - Reduce and master energy consumption
Introduction
to session 2

Isola Capraia: a zero impact island
Francesca GIANNINI - Arcipelago Toscano National Park
Andrea CARLESI - Technologies 2000

Sainte-Marguerite island
Armelle CALLOT 
City of Cannes
Brittany islands:
strategy to reduce energy consumption

Alain GIODA
French Research Institute for Development [IRD]
 
SESSION 3 - How to reconcile renewable energies, landscapes and biodiversity?
Porquerolles island: quality of the night
Experimentation on a protected island pilot site in the French Mediterranean
Maxime PRODROMIDES
SMILO / Port-Cros National Park
Sardegna island: an introduction to the insertion of renewable energies structures in the landscapes
Nevio USAI
Regione autonoma Sardegna
Porto-Santo island: puffins feel good in the dark
Marco ZENATELLO
Higher Institute for Environmental Research and Protection Ozzano Emilia
/ MPA Tavolara
Bats and light pollution
Danilo Russo
Naples University
V2G or Electric Vehicule To Grid" and its absence of impact
on landscapes and biodiversity.

The example of Porto Santo island (Portugal)
Alain Gioda - Dominique Delport -
Robert Morendeira
French Research Institute for Development [IRD]
White Papers "Towards a zero impact island"  

 

 VIDEO - Discover the work of the Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat

 

THE EVENT REPORT

   ISOS ATELIER DECHETS BONIFACIO JANV2018 FINAL 1

Workshop report (French/Italian)

COUV FB CANNES

The report for SMILO Second Annual Meeting and ISOS Interreg Marritimo Meeting is now available!

The two events took place together in Cannes from Decembre 11 to 13, 2018 and were co-organised with the French Coastal Management Agency and the City of Cannes.

Small islands representatives from SMILO network, institutional and financial partners, as well as thematic experts from around the world met for 3 days of exchanges and technical workshops, in front of the Lérins archipelago.

This was an important event for the NGO, because the Assessment Committee met for the first time to conduct the first intermediate assessments. The official Awards Ceremony took place at the end of the public seminar "Island Heritage".

This major meeting was also an opportunity to bring together the partners from the European Project ISOS, supported by the European Program INTERREG Marittimo France-Italy 2014-2020. They met during a technical workshop to discuss the preservation of islands' tangible and intangible heritage.

ISLANDS PRESENTATIONS

                                                              

 TERRITORIES AND COMMON ISSUES PRESENTATIONS
Illur Island Preserving Islands Built and Natural Heritage
Lemnos Island Wales
Porquerolles Island Small Islands Military Architecture and Territorial Systems
Capraia Island Landscapes and Rural Traditions on Small Islands from West Mediterranean
Gorée Island Sustainable Tourism in the Face of Mass Tourism
Belle-Ile-en-Mer Restoration and Improvement Projects of Saint-Nicolas Fortress
Lavezzi Archipelago  
Lérins Islands  

 

INTRODUCTION : Protection and Improvement of Islands Heritage

VIDEO : Assinara Island: From a Pilot Island, Rural Landscape Restoration (5'10)

 

THE REPORT

 SMILO CANNES 2018

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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 (Italy): Waste, Biodiversity, Energy and Landscapes

                  ZLARIN (Croatia): Waste

                  SAINT-HONORAT (France): Waste and Landscapes

                  SAINTE-MARGUERITE (France): Biodiversity and Landscapes

                  PORQUEROLLES (France): Biodiversity and Landscapes

                  BOLAMA (Guinea-Bissau)

 

Discover all the islands' and speakers' presentations of the week!

 

ISLAND POP-UP SESSION

The floor was given to SMILO islands or partners, who briefly presented the operations, projects, missions, and initiatives conducted on their island in recent years (maximum 5 minutes). These presentations were correlated with SMILO sectorial themes (Water, Energy, Waste, Biodiversity, Landscapes, Heritage) and contributed to the White Papers for Sustainable Islands (developed within the ISOS / Isole Sostenibili project).

Asinara

(Italy)

Kerkennah

(Tunisia)

Mer d'Emeraude

(Madagascar)

Sainte-Marguerite

(France)

Bolama

(Guinea-Bissau)

Kihnu

(Estonia)

Nosy Hara

(Madagascar)

Santa Luzia

(Cape Verde)

Brownsea

(United-Kingdom)

Lastovo

(Croatia)

Orango

(Guinea-Bissau)

Saint-Honorat

(France)

Corvo

(Portugal)

Lavezzi

(France)

Pangatalan

(Philippines)

Tavolara

(Italy)

Frioul

(France)

Levant

(France)

Porquerolles

(France)

Zlarin

(Croatia)

Gorée

(Senegal)

Marie-Galante

(France - Guadeloupe)

Principe

(São Tomé and Príncipe)

HYDROUSA

Mykonos, Lesvos,Tinos

Discover in a video HYDROUSA Project, supported by the European Union H2020

 

SESSION INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL COMMUNICATION

The expert in digital communication, Julie Paillard, Fête de la Nature, presented and recalled the main principles of digital communication. During this interactive session, she also gave participants practical tips to better identify their community on social media, and advice on how to better create an impactful global communication strategy.

Introduction to digital communication by Julie Paillard, Fête de la Nature

 

 WHITE PAPERS SESSION

The White Papers for Sustainable Islands have been developed as part of the project ISOS/Isole Sostenibili. They aim to identify island-specific issues that limit the implementation of sustainable operations in water, energy, and waste management, as well as heritage preservation. Recommendations will be made to present solutions.

White Papers Presentation by Laurent Boutot, Oréade-Brèche

 

 THE WEEK IN PICTURES

Pictures © Antonio de Abreu

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Content available on the French page.

Content available on the French page.

BANDEAU ISOS ATELIERCOUV BONIF PAGEThe ISOS report on the theme 'Waste Management on Small Islands' is now available in French and Italian! The ISOS project aims to create a network of French and Italian islands. For more information, take a look at the section dedicated to our Projects.

This workshop took place in Bonifacio (Corsica), from January 31 to February 1, 2019. It gathered around 40 international participants, including site managers, local public authorities and experts in this field. The workshop focused on highlighting best practices, amongst others to prevent waste production and to find effective solutions for waste disposal on small islands.

TECHNICAL PRESENTATION AND PROJECTS 
Beyond Plastic Med Project
Prince Albert II Foundation
Innovative Solutions
EA ECO-Entreprises
Biodegradable Waste Management
University of Cagliari
The Challenge of Plastic Waste
ENSAM 

ISLANDS PRESENTATIONS 

Lavezzi Islands

Tavolara (1)

 Capraia (1)

Capraia (2)

Comores Archipelago

Gorée

Hyères Islands

Sainte-Marguerite

Principe 

Tavolara  (2)

THE WORKSHOP

Presentation on January 31, 2018 Presentation on February 1, 2018

THE FINAL REPORT

 ISOS ATELIER DECHETS BONIFACIO JANV2018 FINAL 1

 Workshop Report (French/Italian)

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