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HORIZON 2020 - De-polluting the Mediterranean Sea by 2020
In November 2005, at the summit to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Euro-Mediterranean process, the partners committed to:

"endorse a feasible timetable to de-pollute the Mediterranean Sea by 2020, while providing appropriate financial resources and technical support to implement it, using the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development and exploring possible areas for co-operation in this regard with UNEP"

This underlined an opportunity to ensure that re-orientation of actions for the 10th Anniversary of the Euro-Mediterranean Process will, through this initiative, re-focus attention onto the longstanding EU objective to reduce pollution of the Mediterranean Sea. This suggested a possible scope for the depollution initiative and identifies the issues to be addressed in defining its structure and content. 

Following-up on this commitment from all of the Euro-Mediterranean Partners the European Commission launched the Horizon 2020 initiative that aims to tackle the top sources of Mediterranean pollution by the year 2020. The Commission is building a coalition of partners to implement it.

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Reference: EC DG Environment:

Click here to get the list of National Focal Points for H2020

Coordination web portal:

Folder About Horizon 2020
Folder Objectives
Folder Political Framework
Folder Phases & Tools
Folder Financing
Folder Meetings
Folder Documents
News Eurojar feature: Horizon 2020, a comprehensive EU initiative to fight pollution in the Mediterranean
URL H2020
URL Horizon 2020 coordination portal