Stand of MED-3R project during the Francophone Games in Nice

A stand of the MED-3R strategic project will be held at the Partners’ Village of the Francophone Games that take place at the Masséna square in Nice (France) from 7 to 15 September 2013. On the one hand it will serve to promote the project and raise awareness of Mediterranean and international key players about the importance of integrated and sustainable waste management. On other hand the stand will allow to create contacts with the francophone countries participating in the Games, provided that five Mediterranean cities eligible in the ENPI CBC Med Programme should integrate MED-3R at mid-term (2014).

Organised every four years, the Francophone Games combine sporting and cultural artistic events with a view to bringing closer those countries which have in common the use of French language. For its seventh edition, the Francophone Games are taking place in Nice where 3.000 participants from 56 delegations and 200.000 spectators are expected. It is estimated that the Games will be watched by 80 million viewers worldwide.

For more information, please contact Ms. Charline Abed, communication officer of MED-3R project:; + 33 (0)489 98 13 67.

Website of Francophone Games and of its 2013 edition

MED-3R at a glance

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle waste: this is the motto of MED-3R strategic project, which officially started in June 2013. 
In response to the threats posed by the increase in waste production to the environment and public health, MED-3R ("Euro-Mediterranean strategic platform for a suitable waste management") aims to reinforce the management capacities of local authorities from France, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia with regards to waste collection, disposal and valorization. The implementation phase, to last until the end of 2015, foresees different actions in order to enhance the institutional governance of public policies related to waste management such as:
• the definition or improvement of 13 waste management plans in different cities of the Mediterranean area;
• the implementation of 13 pilot projects addressing various types of waste including plastic, organic or hazardous material;
• training of at least 300 public officials and managers, technical agents and staff of ONGs.

Thanks to the project waste production should be reduced by 5% to 10% in the target areas and waste valorization increased by 25%.

MED-3R is coordinated by the Metropolis of Nice Côte d’Azur and gathers 14 partners from France, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia. Its total budget is € 4.787.062, of which € 4.308.385 as Programme contribution (90%).

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