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

Live streaming from CNR in Rome

Interactive polls

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:

Live translation login 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.

Virtual coffee room

Coffee rooms for the virtual match-making with the Start-up Actions’ Coordinators [Wed. Feb. 24, 11.00]:

Agenda

Download the conference agenda here .

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 will also “graphically record” the whole conference.

LORI - The BlueMed SaiLORIgami

LORI - The BlueMed SaiLORIgami

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.

Picture Credit: Photo by Lucian Potlog from Pexels
Picture Credit: Photo by Lucian Potlog from Pexels

Description

The event will focus on the most relevant outcomes of the BlueMed CSA.

After intense collaborative work, the Mediterranean countries will showcase 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 will present this unique success story and envisage 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 will be presented during the conference.

The BlueMed StartUp Actions, which worked on different topics but all encompassing the BlueMed prespective, will engage in a conversation and present their feasibility studies.

The BlueMed Young Ambassadors will share their exepriences and reflections and will engage in a dialogue with their colleagues from other Basins,  withthe aim of building future common paths, in the co-responsibility spirit of the One Planet-One Ocean approach.

The event will be 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 will highlight the discussion topics and support synthesis and confrontation.

See also the event details on the CNR platform (in Italian language).

Materials for speakers

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Info and contacts

Participation in the conference is free. The registration form is availble below on this page.

The official language will be English, but simultaneous interpretation will be provided in French and Arabic (more technical details on how to use simoultaneous interpretation will be published here soon).

Date and location:

  • 22-24 February 2021
  • on-line: digital hub at CNR – Rome, Italy

Contacts:

For further information please contact: bluemed[at]cnr.it

Press office reference contact:

Confirmed speakers

Pablo Abaunza

Pablo Abaunza

Spanish Institute of Oceanography

Mahmoud Abuhussein

Mahmoud Abuhussein

The Higher Council for Science and Technology, Jordan, BlueMed Initiative UfM Co-Chair

Ilaria Antoncecchi

Ilaria Antoncecchi

Ministry of Economic Development, Italy

Elisabetta Balzi

Elisabetta Balzi

European Commission, DG-RTD, head of Healthy Oceans & Seas Unit

John Bell

John Bell

European Commission, DG-RTD, Healthy Planet Director

Daniele Bosio

Daniele Bosio

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, WestMED co-presidency

Inès Boujmil

Inès Boujmil

Tunisian National Institute of Marine Science and Technologies, BlueMed Young Communication Ambassador

Jean François Cadiou

Jean François Cadiou

French National Institute for Ocean Science, BlueMed CSA

Esther Chacón Campollo

Esther Chacón Campollo

Agencia Estatal de Investigación, Spain, BlueMed CSA

Elena Ciappi

Elena Ciappi

National Research Council of Italy, BlueMed CSA

Gianluigi Consoli

Gianluigi Consoli

Italian Ministry of Research, Head of international research programming and promotion

Alan Deidun

Alan Deidun

Malta University, Horizon Europe Mission Board “Ocean, Seas and Waters”

Laura Mc Donagh

Laura Mc Donagh

 European Commission, DG-RTD, Youth Ambassadors Programme

Natalija Dunic

Natalija Dunic

Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Croatia, European Marine Board Young Ambassador

Badr El Mahrad

Badr El Mahrad

Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco and CIMA, Portugal, BlueMed Young Communication Ambassador

Fabio Fava

Fabio Fava

University of Bologna, Italian delegate BlueMed Initiative

François Galgani

François Galgani

French National Institute for Ocean Science, European Mission Board “Ocean, Seas and Waters”

Sieglinde Gruber

Sieglinde Gruber

European Commission, DG-RTD, Former Head of Water and Marine Resources Unit, BlueMed co-chair

Pilar Hernández

Pilar Hernández

General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean Fishery Officer

Sheila Heymans

Sheila Heymans

European Marine Board, Executive Director 

Christos Ioakemidis

Christos Ioakemidis

UN Environment, Mediterranean Action Plan Coordinating Unit

Erasmia Kastanidi

Erasmia Kastanidi

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece
Sandra Ketelhake

Sandra Ketelhake

Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans

Katerina Kikaki

Katerina Kikaki

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece

Raffaele Liberali

Raffaele Liberali

FacilityLive, StartUp Europe Mediterranean

Eimear Manning

Eimear Manning

All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors

Luca Marangoni

Luca Marangoni

European Commission, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Marta March

Marta March

Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, delegate BlueMed Initiative

Grammenos Mastrojeni

Grammenos Mastrojeni

Union for the Mediterranean, Senior Deputy Secretary General

Fella Moualek

Fella Moualek

Algerian National Research Center for the Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture, BlueMed Young Communication Ambassador

Blanca Moreno-Dodson

Blanca Moreno-Dodson

Center for Mediterranean Integration, The World Bank

Vera Noon

Vera Noon

ACTeon environment, MSPglobal International Youth Ambassador

Gabriele Peddes

Gabriele Peddes

Illustrator and cartoonist

Marco Pellegrini

Marco Pellegrini

University of Bologna, Italy

Giuseppe Provenzano

Giuseppe Provenzano

Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat

Jerneia Penca

Jerneia Penca

Euro-Mediterranean University, Slovenia

Giuseppe Riva

Giuseppe Riva

PlasticsEurope

Sofia Sadogurska

Sofia Sadogurska

NASU, Connect2BlackSea Ambassador

Baris Salihoglu

Baris Salihoglu

Middle East Technical University, Turkish delegate BlueMed Initiative

Cherif Sammari

Cherif Sammari

Tunisian National Institute of Marine Science and Technologies, Tunisian delegate BlueMed Initiative

Lia Santoleri

Lia Santoleri

National Research Council of Italy, Italian Oceanographic Commission

Alessandra Sensi

Alessandra Sensi

Union for the Mediterranean Secretariat

Maria Snoussi

Maria Snoussi

Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Moroccan delegate BlueMed Initiative

Lina Tode

Lina Tode

PlanBleu Regional Activity Centre, France

Mario Sprovieri

Mario Sprovieri

National Research Council of Italy, BlueMed CSA

Fabio Trincardi

Fabio Trincardi

National Research Council of Italy, Director, BlueMed CSA Coordinator

Vassiliki Vassiliopoulou

Vassiliki Vassiliopoulou

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece

Deniz Yapılcan

Deniz Yapılcan

BlueMed Young Communication Ambassador

BlueMed CSA Staff

Alba L'Astorina

Alba L'Astorina

National Research Council of Italy

Paolo Braico

Paolo Braico

National Research Council of Italy

George Bujeia

George Bujeia

Malta Council for Science and Technology

Margherita Cappelletto

Margherita Cappelletto

National Research Council of Italy, BlueMed CSA Project Manager

Fedra Francocci

Fedra Francocci

National Research Council of Italy

Rita Giuffredi

Rita Giuffredi

National Research Council of Italy

Luigi Mazari Villanova

Luigi Mazari Villanova

National Research Council of Italy

*picture credits: Arno Senoner on Unsplash, Harrison Haines from Pexels, Lucian Potlog from Pexels, ppt icon made by Dimitry Miroliubov from www.flaticon.com