Supporting Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) is at the heart of MedPAN’s mission.

To this end, the network has set up a small projects scheme that aims to help MPAs provide a sustainable protection of biodiversity, while ensuring the sustainable economic development of human based activities.

These small projects provide direct support to MPA managers for the implementation of concrete actions, which will improve management effectiveness, test pilot schemes or put in place tools that can be useful to other MPAs.

The Calls for Small Projects aim to reinforce MPA management. These Calls for Small Projects are open to organisations that are in charge of the management of a Mediterranean MPA, as well as other organisations (NGOs, private companies, scientific institutions, etc.) working with authorities that are responsible for the management of Mediterranean MPAs.

Ongoing Calls for Small Projects

Thematic Call for Small Projects on Sustainable management of marine turtles

The Call targets the sustainable management of marine turtles by MPAs. The eligible MPAs have to demonstrate recurrent or occasional presence of marine turtle nesting sites.
You will find all the details regarding participation eligibility, the type of projects that are required and the selection process in the Rules document of the thematic Call for Small Projects.
To submit a grant request:
  1. Carefully read the Rules and assess whether your structure and project are eligible.
    Download the Rules of the thematic Call for Small Projects on marine turtles.
  2. Fill in the Grant Application Form.
    Download the Grant Application Form.
  3. Send it with all the necessary documents to projet[AT] by September 30, 2019 at midnight.

54 projects already supported!

In July 2019, MedPAN announced the 10 projects selected during the Regular Call for Small Projetcs and the Specific Call for Small Projects on Habitat Mapping launched in 2018. More info on the 10 projects selected in 2019.

From 2011 to 2017, seven Calls for Small Projects were launched and 30 projects were funded. Thanks to the Calls for Small Projects that closed in the end of 2017, 14 new small projects are ongoing since 2018. More information on the 14 projects selected in 2018.