• Wednesday, October 27, 2021
  • 14:30 - 17:30
  • Memo
  • Diotallevi 2 Room South Hall
  • English
  • Italian

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, Blue Sea Land, Cluster BIG, Federpesca, CNR, BLUEMED GSOs

European, National and Regional policy instruments have been developed to prevent and reduce the environmental and socioeconomic impact due to the mismanagement of waste coming from marine and coastal activities. With the aim to close the loop of maritime waste cycle, specific actions to address waste prevention and waste deliver in harbours have been proposed and here showcased. EU Directive 2000/59/EC on port reception facilities (PRF) for ship-generated waste and cargo residues obliges Member States to ensure the availability of adequate port reception facilities so as to reduce the discharges of ship-generated waste and cargo residues into the sea. Harmonisation of the waste disposal rate structure provisions in the PRF Directive could be helpful to enhance the effectiveness of the instrument. The Commission also supports the implementation of the flagship Directive on Single-Use Plastics (SUP) in line with the EU Green Deal and the circular economy package.

Anyway, many gaps for the implementation of solutions still needs to be identified and specifically addressed to build a systemic strategy from European to local scale.   

Section Chairs

Luigi Giannini, Federpesca (National Federation of Fishing Enterprises);
Nino Carlino, Blue Sea Land;
Sigi Gruber, European Commission;
Fedra Francocci, CNR (National Research Council)


14.30-14.45 opening by the chairs

Session 1

Regulations and measures to prevent and tackle marine litter
Session Chairs: L. Giannini, Federpesca; Sigi Gruber, EC

14.45-15.30 The process of revising the waste legislation from EU to National level

Eleni HATZIYANNI, European Commission, DG Mare (tbc)
GFCM (tbc)
Ilde Gaudiello, Directorate-General for the Circular Economy, Italian Ministry for Ecological Transition

15.30-15.45 Back-to-back outcomes of the Venice BlueMed Pilot Event
Fabio Fava, Italian BlueMed GSO WG's delegate

Session 2

15.45-16.45 Innovation towards good performing ports: building frameworks for circular economy
Chairs: Nino Carlino, Blue Sea Land; Fedra Francocci, CNR (National Research Council)

Circular economy solutions for aquaculture and fish processing industry
Benoit Wuatelet, Team leader Blue Economy SwitchMed, UNIDO
Sea Cleaners: Concrete solutions against pollution (tbc)
Gian Marco Luna, CNR CISP-FLAG (platform for the innovation and development for fisheries) Marche Region

16.45-17.30 Roundtable among Mediterranean stakeholders and Conclusions by the chairs

  • CEPESCA (Confederación Española de Pesca)
  • ​Federpesca
  • ​Pole Mer Mediterranee, France (tbc)
  • UTAP, Tunisia tbc
  • ​Piraeus Port, Greece (tbc)
  • Port Authority of Ancona City (tbc)
  • Legambiente (Italian enviromental association)