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All islands have previously worked on the sustainable management of their natural resources, their biodiversity or their landscapes, even before integrating SMILO. So this bank of good practices’ objective is to promote these innovative management examples on islands, whether they have been carried out before or during the SMILO process. This database is not exhaustive and will therefore be completed over the years. It includes specific examples on islands in the SMILO network, but also on islands over 150 km2 or on non-island territories with similar issues, such as isolated coastal areas.

The following factsheets are intended for island administrators, they include experience and advice from other administrators and professionals. The point of these factsheets will be to serve as inspiration and support for exchanges between different islands. Therefore, different factsheets are available: technical factsheets describing techniques such as the installation of seawater desalination units, and socio-political factsheets, describing decision or support structures or measures, such as assistance to individual composting measures. Additionally, each factsheet includes the reference person’s contact details for more information.

This bank includes factsheets on the sustainable management of water, energy, waste, biodiversity, landscapes and good governing practices. Finally, administrators can enrich this bank by completing new factsheets themselves to promote the measures implemented on their island.


Download the SMILO Annual Reports and find out year by year
the islands in the certification process, the sustainable operations
implemented and events and workshops organised throughout the year.



Annual Report 2020 Annual Report 2019   Annual Report 2018   



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SMILO is launching its new call for proposals: Grants for Small Islands Solutions (GSIS) thanks to the support of the French Facility for the Global Environment (Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial)!

This call aims to strengthen our support to small islands representatives and local associations, and more broadly the action of the civil society in Senegal, Cabo Verde, Tunisia, Sao-Tome & Principe, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Madagascar. It will also allow SMILO to discover and support stakeholders from islands that are not already part of its network. We strongly believe that they have the potential to create inspiring initiatives that will contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and which are therefore worth being promoted to other islands, on a larger scale.  

Egilibility conditions and further details can be found in the description note.

Candidates must submit their application to SMILO before June 30, 2020 at 4pm (CET).

The funding agreement is available in French as a reference document. Its translation in English will be available shortly.


Description note

Application form

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Nota descritiva

Dossiê de candidatura




Technical documents apply to all documents produced under the SMILO program.

  • White paper for preserving and promoting the island heritage - Interreg ISOS Isole Sostenibili project: English | Italian | French

  • White paper for a sustainable management of the small Mediterranean islands - Interreg ISOS Isole Sostenibili project: EnglishItalian | French



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