One Mediterranean: practices, results and strategies for a common Sea
BlueMed CSA Final Conference
22-24 February 2021, on-line: digital hub at CNR in Rome
The Mediterranean Sea is a crucial crossroad for the history, economy and culture of Europe, Middle East and North African countries. Many different interests depend on its resources, and the development of a coordinated plan for a shared, coherent and sustainable management is of paramount importance. Moreover, crucial issues like plastic pollution need to be tackled together by all Mediterranean countries, and pooling all relevant knowledge and people both from research and from the socio-political arena.
The BlueMed Initiative, launched in 2014, addresses these challenges, working on all the relevant levels, stimulating pan-Mediterranean network-building and coordinating thematic platforms. The co-building of a shared Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, the subsequent goals prioritisation and the development of their Implementation Plans, as well as the outcomes of the Pilot Initiative for a Healthy, Plastic-free Mediterranean Sea, of the Start Up Actions and of the Ambassadors’ Programme are the most mature achievements of the BlueMed work and will be presented during the conference.
#OneMediterranean graphical recordings
Below the “graphical recordings” realised by the illustrator and cartoonist Gabriele Peddes during the conference, visually depicting and summarising the main concepts presented and debated during the sessions.
#OneMediterranean conference Recordings and presentations
In the following all the recordings of the various conference sessions, with the related presentations. You can also find all the videos in the devoted playlist on the BlueMed YouTube channel.
#OneMediterranean - registrants' statistics
LORI - The BlueMed SaiLORIgami
In the perspective of avoiding non-necessary pollutant emission, while retaining the symbol of a common gadget for all the participants to the conference, we decided to realise an origami fish template, which everyone can print and fold at home! Each participant can share his/her picture with LORI and the hashtag #OneMediterranean on Twitter.
In this way, knowledge travels instead of products!
LORI, the saiLORIgami was drawn by the cartoonist Gabriele Peddes, who also “graphically recorded” the whole conference.
The event focused on the most relevant outcomes of the BlueMed CSA.
After intense collaborative work, the Mediterranean countries showcased the process and results of the Pilot Initiative for a Healthy, Plastic-free Mediterranean Sea to tackle the marine litter issue. The voices of the BlueMed Pilot National Hubs and of key stakeholders presented this unique success story and envisaged its future.
The BlueMed solid and widely participated cooperation process among countries led first to a co-owned Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and then to the endorsement of the Implementation Plan. These tools are conceived to serve future activities: the Strategic Joint Actions were presented during the conference.
The BlueMed StartUp Actions, which worked on different topics but all encompassing the BlueMed prespective, engaged in a conversation and presented their feasibility studies.
The BlueMed Young Ambassadors shared their exepriences and reflections and engaged in a dialogue with their colleagues from other Basins, with the aim of building future common paths, in the co-responsibility spirit of the One Planet-One Ocean approach.
The event was organised in a lively and engaging way, making use of devoted tools to favour the active participation of all the attendees. A “graphic recording” by the illustrator and cartoonist Gabriele Peddes highlighted the discussion topics and support synthesis and confrontation.
See also the event details on the CNR platform (in Italian language).
All videos, graphical recording panels and presentations are available below.
Info and contacts
Participation in the conference was free.
The official language was English, but simultaneous interpretation was provided in French and Arabic.
Date and location:
- 22-24 February 2021
- on-line: digital hub at CNR – Rome, Italy
For further information please contact: bluemed[at]cnr.it
Press office reference contact:
- Contact: Cecilia Migali from CNR Press Office: cecilia.migali[at]cnr.it
- Materials for the press: https://www.cnr.it/it/nota-stampa/e-17129
BlueMed CSA Staff
Live streaming from CNR in Rome
Useful materials and direct links
During the conference, interactive polls will be proposed to the audience, via the Slido platform. To access, you can:
- go to www.sli.do and insert the code #BLUEMED at the top of the page;
- access via the following QR code:
Digital participation options and info
To receive your personal participation link, please register to the webinar platform at:
Participants will be able to join the event through the Gotowebinar platform, where there will be the chance to interact with the speakers with questions or comments. For a better digital experience we advise every participant to download the Gotowebinar app in advance at this page. If you use a browser, we recommend Chrome. The system will notify you the connection link; make sure you check your Spam folder.
The event will be also recorded.
For social posting (Twitter @BlueMedEU), please mention the hashtag #OneMediterranean.
Live translation in French and Arabic
The conference language will be English, but simultaneous interpretation will be provided in French and Arabic.
To listen to the conference in French or Arabic download the Rafiky Connect app on your smartphone from Google Play or App Store, and insert the follwing credentials:
Enter your Name, Email and Meeting ID: 565-492-4017
During the event, simply switch off the English audio on the device from which you are following the conference and listen to the simultaneous translation, in the language of your choice, on your smartphone.
- watch the Rafiky Connect app tutorial
Virtual coffee room
Coffee rooms for the virtual match-making with the Start-up Actions’ Coordinators [Wed. Feb. 24, 11.00]:
- SEALINES and LabMAF: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/641407909
- ECOMEDPORT and BlueBoatsMed: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/564005357
*picture credits: Arno Senoner on Unsplash, Harrison Haines from Pexels, Lucian Potlog from Pexels, ppt icon made by Dimitry Miroliubov from www.flaticon.com