Principal Investigator
Marisa Almeida

Leader Institution

Research Teams



European Union

MALIA: Marine litter awareness through learning by doing together

Since Educational systems must change to face present XXI century challenges, teachers and students ought to acquire key competences like learning through experience, spotting opportunities and skills for teamwork and public speaking while working with community organisations and networking. MALIA will promote those competences/skills using marine litter as shared topic within our oceans trash free.
This project has three main objectives: 

  • To enhance integration between four educational centers and four local civil association networks towards enhancing intercultural competences on marine science and community participatory outreach.
  • To reinforce teacher role and professional development while providing an opportunity to design open educational materials linking outdoor community actions and  acquisition of skills and competences from a holistic approach. Through this objetive innovation on a digital era and practical science skills will be build in four countries in different environmental and cultural contexts having marine conservation practices as a common ground to be included on the official curriculum.
  • To introduce a systemic approach to reinforce European educational dissemination practices by increasing synergies amongst national and international networks and developing effective and innovative challenge based learning through the use of ICT studying real life cases and outdoor community actions around marine litter and trash free seas.