FLORENCE,ITALY – Cement blocks on the seabed of Talamone, in Tuscany, against the trawling which damages the area’s resources, is a project for the environment and an environment-friendly tourism carried out by a courageous local fisherman which ‘Joussour’ covered in its first episode presented yesterday. Joussour is a new Euro-Mediterranean cooperation project devoted to the environment presented yesterday by COPEAM (Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators) within a conference on the medium term results of the ENPI-CBC Med Programme.
The project, which was recently awarded EU co-founding covering almost 90 percent of costs for an overall budget of 497.044,93 euros, is aimed mainly at realizing 12 television and internet documentaries devoted to the environmental challenges in the Mediterranean. The first documentary which was filmed in Tuscany’s Argentario area, was made by Italian state broadcaster RAI, which is a partner of the initiative together with COPEAM, ABSU (the union of Arab states’ broadcasters), Malta’s state television PBS, and the European Union’s radio and television UER.
A number of artists have made marble sculptures for an underground museum, Copeam said, “in an original example of dissuasive art against illegal practices which damage the environment”.