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    Profil der Organisation

Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development

Registriernummer: 24100651519-64
Anmeldungsdatum: 14/04/2009 14:51:50

Die Angaben zu diesem Rechtssubjekt wurden zuletzt geändert am: 17/04/2015 17:23:09
Das Datum der letzten jährlichen Aktualisierung war: 17/04/2015 17:23:09
Nächste Aktualisierung spätestens fällig am: 17/04/2016

    Eingeschriebene Organisation oder Einzelperson

Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development


independent legal entity, civil, non-profit society


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Kyrristou Street,, 12
10556 Athens


    Person mit rechtlicher Verantwortung

Herr  Michael Scoullos


    Mit EU-Beziehungen beauftragte Person

Herr  Michael Scoullos


    Ziele und Aufgaben

The Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development, is a non-profit Federation of Mediterranean Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) for Environment and Development. MIO-ECSDE acts as a technical and political platform for the presentation of views and intervention of NGOs in the Euro-Mediterranean scene. In co-operation with governments, international organisations and other socio-economic partners, MIO-ECSDE plays an active role for the protection of the environment and the promotion of the sustainable development of the Mediterranean region and its countries. The Federation’s Secretariat is based in Athens, in the old and historic district of Plaka.

Its main objectives are to protect the Natural Environment (flora and fauna, biotopes, forests, coasts, natural resources, climate) and the Cultural Heritage (archaeological monuments traditional settlements, cities, etc.) of the Mediterranean region. The ultimate goal of MIO-ECSDE is to promote Sustainable Development in a peaceful Mediterranean.

The Federation consists of 128 Full and Corresponding Members who share the same benefits and rights, except for the right to vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), which is reserved only for Full Members. MIO-ECSDE is headed by an Executive Bureau, which consists of eighteen (18) Members. Eight members are from the EU Mediterranean countries, seven are from the non-EU Mediterranean countries, and three are ex officio members representing the two founders, the European Environment Bureau and Elliniki Etairia and a co-opted member RAED. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Member Organisations remains the main institution constituting the basis of the Federation. The AGM is convened once a year.

The Chairman, with the support of the Secretariat is first and foremost responsible for ensuring the feasibility of implementing the work programme within the available resources. The Chairman and the Treasurer at a first step and the Executive Bureau and Annual General Meeting at a next one, supervise all expenditures. The Executive Bureau is regularly informed and controls the finances.

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    In den Anwendungsbereich des Registers fallende spezielle Tätigkeiten

MIO-ECSDE aims to achieve the following environmental and climate objectives:
- Protect Europe’s natural capital;
- Safeguard citizens from risks to health;
- Ensure a resource-efficient, climate resilient and blue economy;
- Make the union’s cities more resilient;
- Address climate-related challenges.
Being a generalist regional NGO, MIO-ECSDE includes in its annual programme the following:

Under Nature & Biodiversity: addressing the major threat of Invasive Alien Species to biodiversity; promoting better management of the Natura 2000 network and other Protected Areas to also include marine conservation areas (a key challenge for EU biodiversity policy for the coming years); facilitating the implementation of the Ecosystem Approach as a tool to manage human activities and safeguard healthy marine and coastal ecosystems.

Under Chemicals: advocating the effective regulation of nanomaterials & nanotechnologies and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals.

Under the Marine and Coastal environment: supporting the proper implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and the European Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP); tackling the issue of Marine Litter as a vehicle to minimising marine litter in European Seas, as well as to improve enforcement of other EU legislation of relevance such as the Waste Framework Directive, the Roadmap for resource efficiency, the Packaging Directive, the Landfill Directive, the Port Reception Facilities Directive, Water Framework Directive, the Bathing Water Directive, etc.; promoting sustainable Blue Economy and Blue Growth.

Under Water Resources: Water Framework Directive implementation in South-Eastern Europe; addressing urban climate vulnerability through Non-Conventional Water Resources Management and a ‘New Water Culture’ (Blueprint to Safeguard Europe’s Water Resources).

Under Waste: paving the way towards a ‘circular’ economy, with a cascading use of resources and residual waste close to zero (Towards a circular economy: A zero waste programme for Europe); ensuring that urban communities are sustainable, efficient and healthy places to live and work in.

Furthermore, in line with the fourth aspect of the 4-fold context of the Environment Action Programme “Living well, within the limits of our planet”, MIO-ECSDE’s efforts considerably focus on international/regional processes, thus promoting a comprehensive global approach as key to achieving these priority thematic objectives.

MIO-ECSDE has as its guiding operational philosophy and strategy to be actively involved and contribute in the formulation of environmental and environment friendly policies within the framework of sustainable development for the Mediterranean with emphasis on the relevant EU policies. Apart from being internationally recognised as being the most significant Mediterranean Network of Environmental, Cultural and Development NGOs, MIO-ECSDE has also been recognised as a key international player in skilfully bringing together Mediterranean stakeholders (other than NGOs) on issues crucial for the sustainable future of the region and beyond.

The key thematic areas of work of MIO-ECSDE can be summed up as follows:
• Monitoring and influencing EU and regional Mediterranean policies and bodies (Barcelona Convention, Union for the Mediterranean)
• Drafting, promoting and presenting common NGO positions
• Raising public awareness, promoting participation and building consensus
• Capacity building of specific audiences (NGO staff, policy makers, educators, etc.)
• Networking, International Collaborations & Partnerships
• Facilitating Mediterranean stakeholder networks

Main current projects:
a) IPA Adriatic Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007–2013, Title: Derelict Fishing Gear Management System in the Adriatic Region (Defishgear). MIO-ECSDE is a partner.
b) EU FP7 project, Title: MARine Litter in Europe Seas: Social AwarenesS and CO-Responsibility (MARLISCO) 3 year duration starting from 1st June 2012 – 31 July 2015. MIO-ECSDE is a partner.
c) GEF funded (mainly), Title: The Strategic Partnership for the Mediterranean Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (MedPartnership). MIO-ECSDE is a partner and also supports the communication component
d) Living well in harmony with the Drin (Act4Drin) is a CEPF (Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) funded project led by MIO-ECSDE aiming at raising public awareness, enhancing knowledge and empowering NGOs to protect and conserve freshwater ecosystems in the Drin River Basin.

Some indicative publications/applications/films of MIO-ECSDE are:

“Echoes from the Drin” short films triplet (

NanoVirtualium: interactive communication web-based application on Nanotechnologies (

Aliens in the Mediterranean (

Endocrine – Disrupting Chemicals: A lurking threat (

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Participation in the Steering Group of the Horizon 2020 Initiative to De-Pollute the Mediterranean by 2020

MSFD Working Group on Good Environmental Status (WG GES): In the technical subgroup on Marine Litter MIO-ECSDE has been co-leading the task related to the development of common marine litter monitoring strategies. MSFD Marine Strategy Coordination Group (MSCG)



A top priority for MIO-ECSDE is achieving integration of environment and sustainability concerns in relevant other policies of the EU as well as the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM). Some specific EU policy issues which are undoubtedly of vital importance for the Mediterranean region and that MIO-ECSDE streamlines into its annual programme (following up on groundwork done during previous years) by way of written contributions to communications and calls for comments, advocacy, papers, statements /declarations/position papers, meetings, etc. are:

Sustainable Development
Education for Sustainable Development
Resource efficiency
Blue Growth
The Water Framework Directive (WFD) and EU Water Initiative
The Marine Framework Strategy Directive
Maritime and Coastal Tourism in the EU
Marine Litter
Protected Areas, Biodiversity and Invasive Alien Species
REACH, EDCs, Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI)
Horizon 2020 Initiative to De-pollute the Mediterranean by 2020
Public Participation, Access to Information, Access to Justice, etc.

    Zahl der Personen, die an den im obigen Kasten beschriebenen Tätigkeiten beteiligt sind

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MIO-ECSDE also collaborates with a number of external experts on the various thematic areas the staff needs additional support.

    Personen, die für den Zugang zu den Räumlichkeiten des Europäischen Parlaments akkreditiert sind

Keine akkreditierten Personen


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  • Entwicklung
  • Fischerei und Aquakultur
  • Jugend
  • Klimaschutz
  • Kultur
  • Landwirtschaft und ländliche Entwicklung
  • Umwelt

    Mitgliedschaft und Zugehörigkeit

European Environmental Bureau - EEB,
Arab Network for Environment and Development - RAED,
Centre International de Droit Compare de l'Environnement - CIDCE,
Mediterranean Scientific Association of Environmental Protection - MES,
Friends of the Earth Middle East - Middle East Environmental NGO Forum,
Alliance Maghreb Machrek pour l'Eau - ALMAE,
Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtles - International - ME,
Protection and Preservation of the Natural Environment in Albania - PPNEA,
Environmental Center for Administration and Technology (ECAT),
Association de Volontariat TOUIZA - TOUIZA,
Association Ecologique de Boumerdes - AEB,
Association Memoire de SETIF - SETIF,
The Croatian MAB Committee,
Federation of Environmental & Ecological Organisations of Cyprus - FEEO,
Balady Association, Port Said Branch,
Nature Friends Association,
Association U- MARINU,
Comité de Liaison des Associations pour l’ Environnement du Languedoc-,
Comité de Liaison des Associations pour l’ Environnement FNE,
Société de Protection de la Nature de AGDE - AGDE,
Union Régionale pour la Sauvegarde de la Vie, de la Nature et de l’ Ennironment,
Hellenic Association of Educators for Environmental Education- HAEEE,
Hellenic Institute of Environment, Water Reuse and Preservation,
Hellenic Ornithological Society - EOE,
Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature - HSPN,
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA (Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage),
Interdisciplinary Institute for Environmental Research - INIER,
Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtles - GREECE - MEDASSET,
Mediterranean SOS Network - Mediterranean SOS,
World Wide Fund for Nature - Hellas WWF-HELLAS,
A World Institute for a Sustainable Humanity - Hellas A WISH - Hellas,
Athens Environemnt Foundation,
Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences,
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel - SPNI,
Centro Regionale d’ Intervento per la Cooperazione - CRIC,
Coordinamento delle Organizzazioni non governative per la Cooperazione,
Forum for the Venice Lagoon,
Italia Nostra,
MAREVIVO Associazione Ambientalista,
Casa dei Diritti Sociali FOCUS,
Istituto per l’Ambiente e l’Educazione Scholé Futuro - Scholé,
Land and Human to Advocate Progress - LHAP,
The Jordanian Environment Society - JES,
The Jordanian Society for Desertification Control and Badia Developmen,
AMWAJ of the Environment - AMWAJ,
Association Liban Nature Environnement - LINE,
Association Libanaise pour la Maîtrise de l’Energie et de l’Environnement
Lebanese Environmental Forum - LEF,
The Union of Northern Associations for Sustainable Development - UNASD,
Makhzoumi Foundation - MF,
International Energy Foundation - IEF,
Birdlife Malta - MOS,
Nature Trust,
Club des amis de la nature et la protection de l'environnement - CANPE,
Association pour le Développement Durable - ADD,
NGO Greens of Montenegro,
Association Femmes et Jeunesse dans l’ Environnement Maghrebin - AFJEM,
Association Marocaine pour la Protection de l’ Environnement - ASMAPE,
Club Marocain pour l' Environnement et le Developpement,
Environmental centre for Development, Education and Networking (EDEN Centre),
Maison de l'Environnement-Association Atlas Saϊs,
National Drought Observatory of Morocco/Observatoire National de la Secheresse,
Société Protectrice des Animaux et de la Nature - SPANA,
Swat youth front (SYF),
Palestinian Hydrology Group for Water and Environmental Resources Development,
Amigos da terra,
Liga para a Proteccao da Natureza- LPN,
Society for Bird Research and Nature Protection - DPPVN,
Amigos del Mediterraneo,
Asociacion Malaguena para la Protection de la Vida Silvestre - SILVEMA,
Fundacion Iberoamerica-Europa,
Itaca Asociacion defensa Naturaleza y Medio Ambiente - ITACA,
Centro Mediterraneo EUCC- EUCC Mediterranean Centre,
Green Steps for Environmental Literacy,
The Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation,
Turkish Association for the Conservation of Nature - TTKD,
Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association - TURMEPA,
Association de Developpement et de Protection de l’Environnement- La Marsa,
Association de l'Environnement Kelibia,
Association des Amis des Oiseaux - AAO,
Association des Amis du Belvedere - AAB,
Association des Habitants d’El Mourouj II,
Association for Sustainable Development - ADD,
Association for the Protection of Nature and Environment - Kairouan -APNEK,
Association Nationale Tunisienne de la Protection de la Faune Sauvage,
Association pour la Sauvegarde de la Médina de Gafsa - ASM Gafsa,
Association Tunisienne pour la Protection de la Nature et de l’ Environnement,
Centre de Recherches, d’ Etudes, de Documentation et d’Information sur la Femme,
Conservation de la Nature - Developpement - Tenmya 21,
Femmes pour le Developpement Durable / Women for Sustainable Development,
Youth and Science Club of Hammam-Lif,
Association du Reseau Mediterraneen Pour le Developpement Durable - AREMEDD,
Alliance Femme et Environnement (AFE),
Association de Sauvegarde de la Medina de Kelibia (ASMK),
Syrian Coast Society for Environment,
Window to Environmental Association of Development,
Human Environmental Association of Development,
Friends of Akamas,
Port Said Business Women Association for Development and Environment,
Ecomed 21,
SOLON for Synthesis and Ecological Civilization in the 21st century,
Society for the Environment and Sustainability on Earth (SENSE),
Eko Kvarner,
Arab Media Forum for Environment and Development,
Sustainable Development for the Negev,
Aqaba International Laboratories (AIL),
Window to Environment Association,
Palestine Wildlife Society,
Terra Cypria,
Fondation Mohammed VI pour la Protection de l’Environnement (FM6E),
Human Environmental Association for Development (HEAD),
Association pour la Protection de l’Environnement et le Développement,
Nea Ecologia Society,
Nature Watch Crete,
Global Footpdnt Network - GFN


Global Water Partnership - Mediterranean (GWP-Med)
UN Commission for Sustainable Development (UN CSD)
UN United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

    Angaben zu den Finanzen

01/2013  -  12/2013

>= 200.000 € und < 299.999 €

2.217.917 €

758.573 €

679.378 €


79.195 €

IPA, FP7, etc.

0 €

0 €

1.459.344 €

0 €

2.926 €

504.231 €

952.187 €

952.187 €

MIO-ECSDE acts as the Host Institute of the Global Water Partnership -Mediterranean and handles its finances.


Mit der Registrierung hat die Organisation den Verhaltenskodex des Transparenzregisters unterzeichnet.