One Mediterranean: practices, results, and strategies for a common Sea BlueMed CSA Final Conference was successfully held online on 22-24 February 2021.
The conference started with an energetic section named “Tea-time with the BlueMed Young Communication Ambassadors”. In the spirit of shared responsibility of the One Planet-One Ocean approach, BlueMed Young Ambassadors shared their experiences and thoughts and engaged in dialogue with colleagues in other Basins to build shared future paths. In this pretty lively section, Lori, the symbol of the conference, swam from the Mediterranean Sea to the Black Sea while BlueMed Young Ambassador Deniz Yapilcan and Black Sea Young Ambassador Sofia Sadogurska had a fruitful discussion on how to make the seas and oceans visible.
The main focus of this two-day event was the most relevant outcomes of the BlueMed CSA. After intense collaborative work, Mediterranean countries showcased 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 key stakeholders presented this unique success story and envisaged its future.
BlueMed’s robust and broadly participatory cooperation process between countries led first to come in sight of 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.
At the conference, where Strategic Joint Actions were presented, The BlueMed StartUp Actions, which works on different topics but all-encompassing the BlueMed perspective, engaged in a conversation and presented their feasibility studies.
You can find detailed information about the BlueMed Final Conference from the link below.