On-going Call for Small project

On 12 October 2017, MedPAN has launched 2 Calls for Small Projects to support the actions led in Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in the Mediterranean. The Calls for Small Projects aim to reinforce MPA management. 

These Calls for Small Projects are open to MPA management authorities and organisations responsible or involved in MPA management, which are members or partners of MedPAN and other organisations (NGOs, private companies, scientific institutions …) collaborating with MPAs members of MedPAN

Call #1: Special Call for Small Projects

  • Eligible countries: Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia
  • Themes: Long-term financing mechanism and Strengthening the communication of MPAs
  • Deadline: 19 November 2017 at midnight
  • Download the specific rules and the specific Grant Application Form

Call #2: Regular Call for Small Projects

Previous Calls for small projects

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.

30 projects funded since 2011

Five calls for small projects were launched and 30 projects were funded around 5 main topics:

  • Sustainable fisheries management,
  • Sustainable tourism management,
  • Management tools,
  • Knowledge building,
  • Environmental education.

The scheme was widely mobilised for pilot and innovative actions that can be replicated in other MPAs.