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Federal Truck awareness raising campaign on marine biodiversity
by Federal Public Service for the Environment (Government)
The Federal Truck is a beautifully designed truck with which the Belgian federal government is reaching out to citizens in a low-threshold, accessible and fun manner. Coastal populations and visitors's awareness is raised on the natural values of the North Sea, the importance of its protection and actions that are and can be taken in this field.
The Federal Truck will visit 10 coastal cities over the course of the summer of 2017 and will propose the following activities for visitors:
- playing our interactive game on a big screen getting waste out of the ocean;
- discovering marine life in sensatory boxes;
- making personalized souvenir postcards in our photo booth;
- participating in a quiz with a chance to winning interesting sustainable prizes.

Additionnally, the Federal Truck will organize a beach clean-up at every stop. The Secretary of State for the North Sea, Philip De Backer, as well as the mayors of the coastal cities will be invited to join. Marine litter will be given special attention in the truck and the different coastal cities will have the opportunity to distribute their awareness raising material to visitors as well.
We will actively involve the media through a dedicated documentary and a radio campaign.
Progress reports
14.1
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
PLASTICS
  • Coastal clean-ups
14.a
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): Awareness raising
August 2017
Stops at 10 coastal cities
August 2017
10 beach clean-ups
July 2017
Awareness raising material on ocean protection
Financing (in USD)
17,700 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Staff on board the truck
Basic information
Time-frame: June 2017 - August 2017
Partners
Federal Public Service for the Environment
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Belgium
Other beneficaries
Visitors from other countries.
Contact information
Sophie Mirgaux, Ms., sophie.mirgaux@environment.belgium.be, 0032476862938
Brussels, Belgium
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