December, 2023

202306Dec2:15 PM4:00 PMSmall particles, big concerns: Marine microplastics revisited2:15 PM - 4:00 PM CET European Parliament (Room PHS 5B1) & online Organizer: European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD) Region:EuropeTopic:MicroplasticsCost:Unknown


To foster a comprehensive understanding of the challenges posed by microplastics in our marine ecosystems and to catalyse collective action. The event seeks to facilitate a robust discussion on the latest research findings related to the sources, distribution, and impacts of microplastics. By bringing together policymakers, industry stakeholders, and civil society representatives, the event aims to address and inform current and future policy measures and strategies. Drawing on collective insights, the goal is to refine and enhance the EU’s existing frameworks, such as the Plastics Strategy and the Action Plan for marine ecosystems, ensuring a sustainable and resilient future for our oceans.

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JPI Oceans is a pan-European platform with 19 member countries aiming to increase efficiency and impact of research and innovation for sustainably healthy and productive seas and oceans.

Since its inception in 2014, this initiative has pooled €18.2 million from fifteen European countries and Brazil to fund 10 pan-European research projects. These projects, including the six that commenced in 2020, have delivered innovative insights into the sources, distribution, and impact of microplastics on marine ecosystems. The outcomes of these projects are timely and highly relevant to the ongoing EU policy discussions surrounding plastic pollution and marine litter. They offer insights that can guide and inform key EU policy frameworks, such as the EU Plastics Strategy and the EU Action Plan focusing on the protection and restoration of marine ecosystems for sustainable fisheries.


Wednesday, December 6 - 2:15pm 2023 - Wednesday, December 6 - 4:00pm 2023 CET


European Parliament (Room PHS 5B1) & online


European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD)

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