On 3 June from 14:00 to 15:30 CEST, we are hosting a webinar as part of the #EUGreenWeek on policy solutions to stop marine litter and plastic pollution from flowing into the ocean.

The webinar will put the spotlight on the assessment of the situation under a business-as-usual scenario and offer successful regional policies and approaches for the prevention of ocean plastic pollution featuring solutions for coastal tourism and alternatives for single-use plastics.   

What you can expect

Alongside our environment and resource efficiency Thematic Expert and moderator, Astrid Severin, we have invited experts in the field to share their experiences and recommendations with you.

You will learn more about recent ongoing European initiatives and discover good practices from the Interreg Europe community.

The webinar will also give you the opportunity to connect with the experts and to engage in a discussion with them to find answers to your policy questions regarding the prevention of marine litter and plastic pollution.


  • Laura Koerselman, Associate at SYSTEMIQ will give a keynote speech on the cutting-edge assessment report ‘Breaking the plastic wave’ proposing pathways to a systemic change on ocean plastic pollution.
  • Eleni Tzagaraki, Head of Heraklion Civil Protection Regional Unit at the Region of Crete and project partner of CAPONLITTER, will speak about the challenges of Crete in dealing with marine litter from coastal tourism
  • Isabelle Poitou, Director at MerTerre and project partner at CAPONLITTER will give a presentation on policies and practices to prevent marine litter resulting from coastal tourism and recreational activities.
  • Sofia Savova, Projects and Programmes Expert at Stara Zagora Regional Economic Development Agency (SZ REDA), and project partner at PLASTECO will talk about facilitating the market placement of alternatives to single-use plastics. 

Additional Interreg Europe activities during the EU Green Week 

We organise also other activities during the EU Green Week. Have a look at our EU Green Week overview,  take part in our webinars or come and meet us in a virtual exhibition!


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