A Plastic-free healthy Mediterranean Sea: operationalizing the BLUEMED R&I Pilot Action | Venice, January 20, 2020 Back-to-back event with the Mediterranean Regional Workshop preparing the UN-Decade of Ocean Science

Arsenale, Venice. (credits: grobery - Flickr)

Arsenale, Venice.

(credits: grobery – Flickr)

Following the special event at Ecomondo in November 2019, the BlueMed Pilot Action “Plastic-free for a healthy Mediterranean Sea” is again on the scene.

Mediterranean countries’ experts and stakeholders meet in Venice to continue the cross-border coordination to tackle the threat of plastic litter, stepping from exchanging and learning good practices to scale-up operational actions.

Via national hubs established at country level, progress is expected on integrating knowledge and innovation in a circular economy and green deal prospective; promoting recycling systems and technologies; supporting sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors; creating new “blue” jobs; inform policies; develop solutions to meet the opportunities; engaging citizens, raising their voice.

Back-to-back with the Mediterranean Regional Workshop preparing the UN-Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030, this BlueMed event will mark a key milestone for projecting the “plastic litter” challenge and related concrete actions in the global perspective.

Practical information and Agenda

You can download the Agenda, including practical information about the venue, accommodation and transport, here.


Please register to the event here.


Materials and presentations:

Sesssion: Scaling up the BLUEMED Pilot for a plastic free, healthy Mediterranean Sea

Session: Do you know the BlueMed Pilot Action? Joining outreach efforts for public engagement and education

Session: Projecting the Pilot into new Horizons