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)
Moderator: Mr Spyros Kouvelis (tbc)
|10:45 - 11:30||Coffee Break|
|11:30 - 13:00||
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||
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||
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)|
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.
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?
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|
|16:30 - 17:15||
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|Registration||24 Oct – 27 Nov|
|Meeting Selection||25 Oct – 28 Nov|
|Venue||Eurostars Hotel Excelsior - Napoli|