MED-InA: An alliance of cities and citizens for waste management in the Mediterranean

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The MED-InA project, funded by the ENI CBC MED program, aims at developing a "Zero Waste" methodology adapted to the public policies of Mediterranean cities to reduce the amount of waste through prevention, reuse and recycling at the local level. To adapt this approach to the Mediterranean context, the MED-InA project will base its methodology on a broad consultation of local stakeholders (public, private, associations, citizens). It will put citizens at the heart of the process and will strongly value the "low tech low cost" approach by promoting traditional know-how that generate a small amount of waste in the South and reintegrating them in the North. In concrete terms, this methodology will be tested and integrated into the Municipal Waste Management Plans of 3 pilot cities: Irbid in Jordan, La Marsa in Tunisia and Ribiera in Spain.


Implementation: 36 months - September 2019 to September 2022


Total budget: € 2,381,221.51

AVITEM budget: € 213,000


Specific objectives :

1.           Develop a "Zero Waste" methodology adapted to the Mediterranean context that promotes the reduction, reuse and recycling of waste by emphasizing a change in civic behaviour

2.           Turn municipal waste management from "treating more and more waste" to "treating less and preventing waste" by integrating and testing the "Zero Waste" methodology in 3 pilot cities

3.           Support synergies between municipal actors and innovative companies in the circular economy for optimal and innovative waste management


Partnership :

Coordinating structure: E3D-Environment (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)

Partners :

  • Agency for Sustainable Mediterranean Cities and Territories (France)
  • Municipality of Greater Irbid (Jordan)
  • Jordan University of Science and Technology (Jordan)
  • American University of Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Municipality of Valencia-Ribiera (Spain)
  • Municipality of La Marsa (Tunisia)


Contact at AVITEM: Caroline de Broissia, Project Manager -