• Wednesday, November 4, 2020
  • 10:00 - 17:30
  • Memo
  • Diotallevi 2 Room South Hall
  • Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, Cluster BIG, Bluemed CSA, Federpesca

The Conference aims to promote a discussion and a progressive structuring of the National marine and maritime Community (Research and Academia, Businesses, Administrations, Civil Society) on the challenges and opportunities of the circular economy declined in the various sectors of the sea economy. This starting from Strategies, Initiatives and significant Projects in progress (e.g. BLUEMED, WESTMED, National Strategy on Bioeconomy, Action Plan of the Cluster BIG, MED-Panoramed Innovation, MED-Mistral), and in view of the guidelines and priorities of the new Programming Period, with particular reference to the Horizon Europe Partnership 'A climate neutral, sustainable and productive Blue Economy' being discussed and to the Programs that will use the European Cohesion Funds in the various forms envisaged (e.g. ETC Programs, Structural Funds and S3 Strategies). Following some introductory interventions, the Conference will present a series of significant examples, ongoing or with great potential for implementation, of circular economy principles and solutions applied to different sectors of sea economy, and will conclude with an interactive Session dedicated to state and implementation problems on the national territory of the so-called "Salvamare" Decree, for the promotion of waste recovery at sea and inland waters and for the circular economy.

Section Chairs
Andrea Barbanti, National Research Council (CNR) & Blue Growth Technology Cluster
Silvia Grandi, Ministry of Economic Development
Luigi Giannini, Federpesca
Roberto Cimino, Blue Italian Growth National Technology Cluster
Enrico Granara, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation


10.00-10.20 Introduction by the Chairs

Potentials for Circular Blue Economy in EU Sea Basins
Sigi Gruber, EC-DG RTD

Ongoing actions to promote sustainable blue growth under WESTMED Initiative
Daniele Bosio, MAECI, Co-Presidency WESTMED Initiative

Mechanisms to promote Blue Circular Economy in italy and in the Mediterranean: the role of Maritime Clusters
Giovanni Caprino, CETENA, Cluster BIG

Circular economy seen from the southern shore of the Mediterranean: experiences and perspectives of the Maritime Cluster of Tunisia under the WESTMED Initiative Joint Action
Rappresentative of the Maritime Cluster of Tunisia

The experience of the District of Fishing and Blue Growth, as a contact body between companies, institutions and the scientific world at the service of blue growth and for sharing good practices with coastal countries

Experiences, best practices and open issues on circular economy in the fishery sector from the Fishery and Blue Growth District of Mazara del Vallo
Nino Carlino, COSVAP (tbc)

Circular economy in and around ports: the experience of the Port of Ravenna
Daniele Rossi, Port Authority Central-Northern Adriatic Sea

Circular economy in coastal cities and the Summit of the two Shores experience
Roberto Morabito, Enea

Smart coastal cities: metabolism of coastal cities and digital solutions and technologies for blue circular economy
Emilio Campana, CNR-DIITET, Cluster BIG

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break

Quantifying efficiency and sustainability of blue circular economy solutions
Jann Martinshon, EU JRC Ispra

Circular economy in the O&G sector: the experience of the SEALINES project
Ilaria Antoncecchi, MISE

Building a Sustainable, Circular and Inclusive Blue Economy based on the ecosystem approach 
Mauro Randone - WWF Mediterranean Marine Initiative

15.30 – 17.30 Session “RENAISSANCE”

Session conveners: Luigi Giannini (Federpesca) and Silvia Grandi (MISE)

Setting the scene
Luigi Giannini, Federpesca

Solutions and demonstration actions
Gian Marco Luna, CNR-IRBIM, Cluster BIG

Enabling factors and socio-economic sustainability
David Chiaramonti, Politecnico di Torino

Discussion Panel

Moderator Silvia Grandi, MISE

Panelists (tbc):
Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
Banca Intesa, Dr. Stefano Firpo
GARBAGE Group, Paolo Baldoni, Amministratore delegato
Castalia, Dr. Lorenzo Barone  
Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico centro-settentrionale
Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Centrale
Regione Marche
Regione Emilia-Romagna

On. Roberto Morassut, Undersecretary Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea (tbc)
Rappresentative of Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (tbc)

The Conference will use tools and methods to facilitate remote participation and interaction.

Main Conference outcomes will be collected in a Position Paper / Policy Brief for wide dissemination (e.g. Ecomondo, Bluemed, Westmed, BIG, etc.).