• Friday, November 8, 2019
  • 13:00 - 17:00
  • Memo
  • Global Water Expo Room D3 Pav.

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee and the PANORAMED Project


In the framework of the INTERREG MED 2014-2020 Transnational Cooperation Programme, National and Regional public Institutions from 12 countries, from Portugal to Cyprus, implement PANORAMED project, one of the pillars on which the strategic architecture of the same Programme is based.

The project, which is the response to the need of a reinforcement of the governance tools in strategic fields for the Mediterranean - tourism, maritime surveillance, environment, innovation -, aims to become a process that facilitates and support the definition of a united vision of policies for the whole area, joining the southern and northern shores, starting with the promotion of strategic projects.

The second pillar of the MED Programme, which completes its architecture, is represented by the Horizontal Projects, 8 thematic communities of projects and partners that share a path aimed at communicating the results achieved and strengthening the capitalization of the same results.

The objective of the Conference is to present the ongoing high-level activities of the MED Programme, through PANORAMED and the Horizontal Projects, to share tools and strategies and to develop synergies with the main stakeholders at national and transnational level.


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Sessions Chair

Alessandro Daraio - Regione Emilia-Romagna

Cynthia Echave – Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona


13.00 Introduction and keynote speeches

Transition toward sustainable development in the Mediterranean. PANORAMED governance approach

Alessandro Daraio

Transition toward Sustainable Mediterranean and the Interreg MED HP approach

Cynthia Echave

DG MARE interest and expectations on PANORAMED results

Luca Marangoni – DG for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission

13.45-15.15 Towards a new approach for tourism policies in the Mediterranean

Elodie Nunes – Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe / Intermediterranean Commission

Josep Rodríguez - Barcelona Provincial Council (MED Sustainable Tourism Community)

Cynthia Echave - Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona (MED Renewable Energy Community)

Dimitrios Panagopoulos - Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy of Greece (MED Strategic Project medOSMOSIS)


15.15-16.45 Environmental protection and blue economy as a common goal of the two shores of the Mediterranean

Andrea Barbanti – Italian National Research Council (BlueMed Initiative)

Alexia Boulanger – Environment Park (MED Renewable Energy Community)

Gaetano Zarlenga - CUEIM – Italy (MED Green Growth Community)

Elodie Nunes – CRPM/IMC (MED Blue Growth Community)


16.45-17.00 Wrap up and conclusions by the chairs