Work Package 5: Zero Pollution Accelerator

Work Package 5 will bring together results generated within WP2, WP3 and WP4 in deliverables designed to create long-lasting impact by delivering and streamlining the project’s new knowledge on pollution to the project’s target groups, such as through a Zero Pollution Parliament

| August 20th, 2023 | work packages

Objectives:

  • To pave the way for multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral and multi-level actions that can deliver a successful blue green transition towards clean European Seas by 2030, through a truly ambitious, transformational and pragmatic framework and roadmap;
  • To foster an effective, swift and wide uptake and replication of novel solutions and best practices by user communities, via fit-for-purpose and user-friendly guidelines that will enable the operationalization of the framework and roadmap towards clean European Seas by 2030;
  • To strengthen the science-policy-society interface and ensure a seamless environmental management continuum, where robust knowledge on pollution related issues can be effectively streamlined into a refined policy vision that can deliver an informed societal response that deploys targeted and effective pollution prevention and mitigation approaches.

Outputs

  • Task 5.1 Strategic Zero Pollution Framework (expected Feb 2026)
  • Task 5.2. Tire wear particles (TWP) specific guidance to zero pollution in our seas (expected Aug 2026)
  • Task 5.3 Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) specific guidance to zero pollution in our seas (expected June 2026)
  • Task 5.4. Practical Guidance towards zero pollution in our seas for different types of pollutants (expected Aug 2026)
  • Task 5.5 SOS-ZEROPOL2030 Roadmap (expected June 2026)
  • Task 5.6 Report of the zero-pollution parliament outlining the EU scenario to achieve zero pollution (expected Feb 2026)

work packages

WP1: Project Coordination
Objectives: To provide good project governance and strategic oversight and ensure good communications with the Commission and within the consortium To manage all internal communications between project partners through the coordination of strategic face-to-face meetings, and monthly conference calls with WP leaders. To support the consortium to meet all operational, technical, financial and contractual responsibilities. […]
WP2: Building Blocks for Zero Pollution Governance
Work Package 2 will provide an overview of Zero Pollution governance in the EU including relevant legislation and policy processes and European Commission communications. It will provide insights on the main gaps and obstacles causing a discrepancy between the as-is situation and the desired environmental situation for selected priority pollutants, and identify opportunities and best […]
WP3: Zero Pollution Living Labs
Lead institution: Wageningen University Objectives: To operationalize the living lab methodology and to organize joint knowledge production with relevant stakeholder groups and set up, maintain and coordinate the Living Labs; To facilitate an iterative process between WP4 activities and the joint knowledge production in the Living Labs;  To test and compliment the WP4 integrated assessment […]