MARELITT

PILOT PROJECT: REMOVAL OF MARINE LITTER FROM EUROPE'S FOUR REGIONAL SEAS

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Toolkit: Marine litter retention, Implementing your project, Project communication

See also: Litter collection | Litter reception | Recycling and disposal | Raising awareness on marine litter | Monitoring marine litter | Complementary activities

Strong project communications will keep your participants and project team engaged and motivated and will help you to attract new participants or sponsors. Consider how you will communicate key project information to the other participants in your project over the lifetime of the project, particularly fishermen, port authorities, waste management companies and anyone providing financial or in-kind support to the project. To communicate with participants, you may wish to use the following communication tools:

A strategy to communicate your project to the broader public can make use of a wide variety of communication channels, such as participating in community events, workshops and conferences, publications, social media and press releases to the local media. You might also wish to develop a logo for your project to provide visual recognition. Some EU funds have precise requirements in terms of project communication, which you will need to be aware of if you receive these funds. For example, the LIFE programme requires an independent project website, so a page dedicated to the project on your organisation’s website will not be sufficient. The website should be written in your local language, but for some EU funds, it might be a requirement to have also the website available in English.

More tips on project communication tools can be found on the LIFE programme website