Blue Economy  Naples Brokerage Event 2017



DAY 2 | Thursday, 30. November 2017

Plenary session

Working languages: IT - EN – FR - AR

09:00 - 10:45

High level plenary session

Welcome by: Mr Vincenzo De Luca, President of the Region Campania (tbc)


  • Mr Graziano Delrio, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure (tbc)
  • Mr. Karmenu Vella, Commissioner in charge of Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs for the European Union (tbc)
  • Mr. Jamil Mujahed, Minister of Transport of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (tbc)
  • Mr. Fatallah Sijilmassi, Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean (tbc)
  • Other Ministers
  • Member of the European parliament

Moderator: Mr Spyros Kouvelis (tbc)

10:45 - 11:30 Coffee Break

Parallel sessions

11:30 - 13:00

Workshop 7:
Sustainability and attractiveness of Mediterranean tourism: best practices and innovation projects in the Euro-Mediterranean coastal countries
Working languages: IT - EN – FR - AR

Scope: The promotion of sustainable tourism is a global economic, social and environmental objective. At regional level, the identities and values of the Euro-Mediterranean cultural diversity represent a development engine. The workshop will address how to tap the potential of coastal and underwater tourism in the Mediterranean region, including cultural tourism, by strengthening cooperation mechanisms and capitalise on existing best practices and tools.

11:30 - 13:00

Workshop 8:
The BLUEMED Initiative for blue growth and jobs – building a shared research and innovation agenda across the Mediterranean area
Working languages: IT - EN – FR

Scope: The aim of the workshop is to promote the involvement of non-EU countries in the BLUEMED Initiative. After a presentation of the BLUEMED’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) and of the experiences of the Italian Blue Growth Technology Cluster and the Regional Cluster for the Blue Economy of Campania, a panel will follow to give the opportunity to delegates from several non-EU countries to talk about their strategy/policy/priorities on marine and maritime research and innovation, and to seek for alignment of themes and priorities. Finally, stakeholders from non-EU countries will be invited to get involved in the BLUEMED initiative towards the elaboration of a common SRIA and the joint implementation of its actions

11:30 - 13:00

Workshop 9:
Blue Entrepreneurship World Café

Working languages: IT - EN – FR

Scope: Shifting current consumption and production patterns of economic development to more sustainable ones raises enormous challenges. Yet, these challenges often represent an opportunity for entrepreneurs and start-ups to build and scale sustainable businesses that not only help overcome the challenge, but can also lead to more fair and sustainable growth. At the Blue Entrepreneurship World Café / Entrepreneurship Lab for a Blue Economy, you will connect in depth and exchange around specific questions to identify compelling challenges and define how entrepreneurship support programmes and organizations (such as SwitchMed - UN Environment/MAP SCP/RAC, Egypreneur and UACTI) can best sustain blue entrepreneurs and start-ups in addressing these challenges.

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch (Buffet)

Parallel sessions  


Workshop 10:
Maritime safety and anti pollution contingency planning

Working languages: IT - EN – FR- AR

Scope:  Maritime safety and security are preconditions for the development of blue economy in the whole Mediterranean. The workshop aims discussing how to obtain an effective maritime surveillance to achieve the most reliable maritime pictures. An effective cooperation between agencies performing coast guard functions is a key element to draw efficient contingency planning to face accidents and pollution.


Workshop 11:
Blue mission in the Mediterranean region: promoting youth employability throughout developing skills and building capacities in the marine and maritime sectors.

Working languages: IT - EN – FR

Scope: The workshop will try to answer to the following questions: How to attract talents and focus on competence and skills development to make a younger generation fit for new emerging blue jobs/profiles? ii) How to jointly create pilot activities to strengthen common partnerships to address youth unemployment as well as train new researchers and new entrepreneurs to develop new skills and competencies needed for blue growth? iii) How to connect and network the diaspora of researchers from Southern Mediterranean countries as a potential for enhancing cooperation and foster knowledge transfer?


Workshop 12:
Moving towards blue economy in the Mediterranean region: what works, what is missing and what needs to be done?
Working languages: IT - EN – FR

Scope: The UN Environment/Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP)-Barcelona Convention system develops policies and implements projects that contribute to a more sustainable development of the region, including the promotion of a shift to towards a blue economy paradigm. The workshop will inform on the legal frames and other instruments contributing to blue economy (e.g. Barcelona Convention, its Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management, the Mediterranean Strategy for Sustainable Development 2016-2025 and the Regional Action Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production). This will be followed by a discussion on how to move towards blue economy including improvement of governance for a blue economy; the wider use of economic instruments; technological and social innovation; investments and financing; and development and use of statistics and indicators (by Plan Bleu/RAC, PAP/RAC and SCP/RAC). The latter will be illustrated by opportunities and resources available to acquire data, information and services for the marine environment  (by Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale – OGS) and by the need for mapping the sea bottom for a more efficient blue economy (Istituto Idrografico della Marina).

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break

Plennary session

16:30 - 17:15

Closing remarks:

  • Mr Miguel Garcia-Herraiz, Deputy Secretary General for Enviroment and Water of the UfM Secretariat (tbc)
  • Representative of Jordan Co-presidency, Ministry of Transport, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (tbc)
  • Representative from Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission (tbc)
  • Mr Bernhard Friess, Director for  Maritime Policy and Blue Economy, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission (tbc)





closed since 27 Nov 2017
Registration 24 Oct – 27 Nov
Meeting Selection 25 Oct – 28 Nov
Event 29 Nov
Language English
Venue Eurostars Hotel Excelsior - Napoli
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Participants 80
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Albania 1
Belgium 1
Croatia 2
Cyprus 2
France 2
Greece 8
Israel 2
Italy 53
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Others 1
Spain 5
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