17 January 2017


Pollution by human pressure with a special focus on marine litter

Deșeurile marine – presiunea antropică asupra mării

Marine litter can be defined as any persistent manufactured or processed solid material that is discarded or abandoned in the marine and costal environment. Marine litter is present in all seas and coasts around the world and is a problem with no borders.
Marine litter comes mainly from land and sea based practices, representing the human impact on ecosystems. The impact caused by marine litter have to do with the prevailing production and consumption patterns, because the more we consume, the more waste we produce, as well as with our attitude. Any threat to ecosystem functions and the services they provide, ultimately affects people’s livelihoods and we need to find solutions to the challenging issue of marine litter.
  MML Romania  
You want to use your creative mind to develop solutions that best serve individual citizens, your local community and the European society at large. You want to make sure that your needs and expectations are taken into account when local, national and European decisions and innovations are being developed.
The workshop is organised by Mare Nostrum NGO using the World Café methodology.


Angelica Paiu – angelica_iosif@marenostrum.ro
Mihaela Mirea Cândea – mihaela_candea@marenostrum.ro
It will involve citizens, scientists, business representatives, entrepreneurs, local authorities and policy makers in an open dialogue. Together, you will define a common vision and a roadmap of solutions and actions to face this challenge.  
The results, together with the outcomes of the other MARINA workshops in Europe, will be freely accessible on the MARINA Web Knowledge Sharing Platform, used for identifying lessons learned and best practices and disseminated at European policy conferences.

Constanta, Romania