The BlueMed Initiative, launched in 2014, addresses these challenges, working on all the relevant levels,  stimulating pan-Mediterranean network-building and coordinating thematic platforms. The co-building of a shared Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, the subsequent goals prioritisation and the development of their Implementation Plans, as well as the outcomes of the Pilot Initiative for a Healthy, Plastic-free Mediterranean Sea, of the Start Up Actions and of the Ambassadors’ Programme are the most mature achievements of the BlueMed work and will be presented during the conference.

The event will focus on the most relevant outcomes of the BlueMed CSA and will take place online from 22 - 24 February 2021.

After intense collaborative work, the Mediterranean countries will showcase the process and results of the Pilot Initiative for a Healthy, Plastic-free Mediterranean Sea to tackle the marine litter issue. The voices of the BlueMed Pilot National Hubs and of key stakeholders will present this unique success story and envisage its future.

The BlueMed solid and widely participated cooperation process among countries led first to a co-owned Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and then to the endorsement of the Implementation Plan. These tools are conceived to serve future activities: the Strategic Joint Actions will be presented during the conference.

The BlueMed StartUp Actions, which worked on different topics but all encompassing the BlueMed prespective, will engage in a conversation and present their feasibility studies.

The BlueMed Young Ambassadors will share their exepriences and reflections and will engage in a dialogue with their colleagues from other Basins,  withthe aim of building future common paths, in the co-responsibility spirit of the One Planet-One Ocean approach.


General information

Participation in the conference is free. The registration form is availble below on this page. The official language will be English, but simultaneous interpretation will be provided in French and Arabic (more technical details on how to use simoultaneous interpretation will be published here soon).

Date and location: 22-24 February 2021 on-line: digital hub at CNR – Rome, Italy