SWIM-H2020 SM - Sustainable Water Integrated Management and Horizon 2020 Support Mechanism 2016-2019
DG NEAR (Directorate-General for Neighborhood and Enlargement Negotiations)
The SWIM-H2020 SM project, funded by the European Union, aims to contribute to reduced marine pollution and a sustainable use of scarce water resources in the countries of North Africa and the Middle East (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, [Syria] and Tunisia).
The SWIM-Horizon 2020 SM provides tailored and targeted support to authorities and other stakeholders of the Partner Countries in order to tackle the reduction of industrial emissions, municipal waste and urban wastewater to the Mediterranean Sea and ensure the sustainable use of water resources. The project works in partnership with Mediterranean Hot Spots Investment Programme II (MeHSIP-II) of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Secretariat of the Union for Mediterranean (UfMS) to promote and facilitate sustainable investments in the water and sanitation services. It also assists the countries to effectively implement their commitments, in particular the ones related to the Land Based Sources (LBS), the Hazardous Wastes and Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Protocols of the Barcelona Convention and the National Action Plans (NAPs), as well those linked to the draft Strategy for Water in the Mediterranean of the UfMS and the Water Strategy in the Western Mediterranean (5+5).
The SWIM-H2020 SM aims to:
- Provide tailored and targeted technical assistance at national level based on partners’ requests through an Expert Facility;
- Organize regional (or sub-regional) peer-to-peer seminars and webinars;
- Conduct on-site training courses and study tours;
- Capitalize on the lessons learnt, good practices and success stories;
- Support the Horizon 2020 Initiative’s governance mechanism and the work of the UfMS’s Water Experts Group.
SEVEN is a subcontractor in the project.