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LIFE4MEDECA project launches its webpage and video

Published: 23/04/2021

LIFE4MEDECA project aims to inform, discussion and support decision making by complementing ongoing efforts to the establishment of an Emission Control Area (ECA) in the Mediterranean. Among its dissemination actions, the project has just launched its website and video. 

The main project objectives include:

  • OBJ.1   Complete the knowledge gathering based on current understanding and studies in synergy with the work being undertaken internationally under the coordination of REMPEC (the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea)
  • OBJ.2   Carry out additional socio-economic impact assessments on deep sea shipping, short sea shipping and on other relevant activities such as fishing, tourism and others as well as, on biodiversity. Identify needs, bottlenecks and barriers to the designation of an ECA.
  • OBJ.3   Develop MEDECAs scenarios and quantifying costs and additional benefits to explore and assess different realistic regulatory steps in terms of geographical scope, air pollutants and date of entry into force
  • OBJ.4   Establish a diverse ‘reference’ group of stakeholders, and to engage them in targeted consultations to gather relevant additional knowledge, to identify further needs, to facilitate transfer of best practices and to dialog with and across industry. In addition, to assess possible cost impact mitigation including through EU funding opportunities.
  • OBJ.5   Provide expertise for technical and legal capacity building, as well as, for financial support of the perspective MEDECA Countries


The LIFE4MEDECA team is composed of eight co-beneficiaries from Italy, Spain, Denmark, Germany and Israel (Factsheet). Under the leadership of the Network Port Authority of the North Tyrrhenian Sea (ADSPMTS), each organization is specialized in one or more of the specific fields to be prioritized.

The co-financing bodies are the EU Commission, and the competent Ministries of France, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands, whose experts form LIFE4MEDECA’s Advisory Board. Additionally, the team will include more than 50 worldwide experts who accepted to be part of the Stakeholders’ Group (STG)