Capraia, St. Honorat and Kuriat awarded as “Mediterranean Blue Islands”
BlueMissionMed Coordination and Support Action, with the support of the European Commission and in collaboration with “Celebrate Islands 2023” international contest, awarded 3 “Mediterranean Blue Islands” during the High-Level Event Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and waters by 2030’– The Mediterranean lighthouse in action – organised by the European Commission in Palermo on May 30-31, 2023.
The prize recognises, promotes and supports the best initiatives which actively contribute to achieving the EU Mission’s objectives in the Mediterranean basin.
Projects “Capraia Smart Island” from Capraia (Italy), “Valorisation des déchets non-organiques” from St. Honorat (France) and “Plastic free is the way to be” from Kuriat (Tunisie) were presented by Sofia Mannelli, Iva Zunjic and Ahmed Souki, who received the award during the European Comission High-Level Event. The winning islands also joined the 1st BlueMissionMed Stakeholder forum, sharing their valuable expertise and insights during the debate with more than 200 key Mediterranean stakeholders.
As a reward, Capraia, St. Honorat and Kuriat islands will have access to BlueMissionMed pilot of services to implement and upscale their actions (support the capitalization of technology and business models; support access to finance; networking; good practice exchange).