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Indicators and assessment

H2020 Indicator - Phase I 

The H2020 indicators selected during the first phase of the initiative (2007-2013) are listed below and for each indicators, detailed Indicator Specification Factsheets has been developed, in which the methodological aspects, such as definition, units, geographical and temporal coverage, methods for gap filling and uncertainties are clearly documented. A preliminary assessment of those indicators has been also carried out.


1. Municipal waste generation - With additional information on municipal waste composition - Indicator Factsheet - Indicator Assessment

2. Collected and treated municipal waste - With additional information on: Number, type and location of landfills - Indicator Factsheet - Indicator Assessment


3.    Share of total, urban and rural population with access to an improved sanitation system - Indicator Factsheet - Indicator Assessment

4.    Volume of wastewater collected, of which volume of wastewater treated, including type of treatment.- Indicator Factsheet - Indicator Assessment

5.  Nutrient concentrations in transitional, coastal and marine waters .- Indicator Factsheet - Indicator Assessment

Industrial Emissions:

6.  Release of toxic substances and nutrients from industrial sectors.- Indicator Factsheet - Indicator Assessment


A key achievement for the ENP South region was the first H2020 assessment reporting exercise on the core set of regional indicators and the production – jointly with UNEP/MAP – of the ‘Horizon 2020 Mediterranean report – Toward shared environmental information systems’, produced for the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial meeting on Environment and Climate Change held on 13 May 2014 in Athens, Greece.

A second H2020 indicator-based assessment is planned in 2019 and as agreed by the H2020 Steering group in December 2014 the scope of H2020 initiative was extended to addresses marine litter and hazardous waste and also to further work on the set of H2020 indicators.

Data dictionary:

1. Municipal waste generation, collection and treatment

2. Wastewater collection and treatment


H2020 Indicators - Phase II 

Waste Concept note - March 2018

Indicator Specification - Waste Management - March 2018

Water Concept note -  February 2018 (English, French)

Indicator specification - Access to sanitation - February 2018

Indicator specification - Municipal wastewater management - February 2018

Indicator specification - Coastal and Marine water quality - February 2018

Industrial emissions Concept note and Indicators Factsheets - February 2018 (English, French

Indicator specification - Release of nutrients from industrial sectors - English, French 

Indicator specification - Release of toxic substances from industrial sectors - English, French

Indicator specification - Management of hazardous wastes from industrial sectors - English, French

Indicator specification - Measures or initiatives taken for the reduction and/or elimination of the amount of hazardous wastes generated by industrial sectors - English, French