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 MPA co-management approaches.

The Call targets co-management approaches for MPAs.
The call is only open to the following six countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Turkey and Albania.

The MPA management authorities and the organisations who wish to participate will need to send the Grant Application Form to the MedPAN Secretariat before February 5, 2020.

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 MPA co-management approaches.
  2. Fill in the Grant Application Form.
    Download the Grant Application Form.
  3. Send it with all the necessary documents to projet[at] by February 5, 2020 midnight.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for any question about this Call for Small Projects.

This Call for Small Projects is made possible through the support of the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM) and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

58 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 2019, 12 Calls for Small Projects were launched and 35 projects were finalized.

Thanks to the Calls for Small Projects that closed in the end of 2017, 14 small projects were ongoing in 2018-2019. More info on the 14 projects.