Free entrance. Discussions in Catalan, Spanish, English and French. Simultaneous interpretation into English, French and Spanish.

9h-9h30: Welcoming

  • Jeremie Fosse, President, eco-union
  • Isidro González, Deputy Secretary General, Water, Environment & Blue Economy, Union for the Mediterrannean (UfM)
  • Senén Florensa, President, European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed)
  • Alvaro Porro, Commissioner for Social Economy, Local Development and Food Policy, Barcelona City Hall
  • Juan Manuel Sánchez-Terán, Deputy Director of Social Economy, Government of Spain

9h30-10h30: The Blue Solidarity Economy in (post) covid-19 world
 Debate around the opportunities, challenges and synergies of the Blue and the Solidarity Economy in Catalunya, Europe and the Mediterranean, delivering the Agenda 2030 through Sustainable Recovery, Resilience and Reconstruction Plans.

  • Sergi Tudela, General Director, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Elodie Nunes, Executive Secretary Intermediterranean Commission CPRM (EU Maritime Regions)
  • Magali Outters, Mediterranean Center for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC)
  • Victor Meseguer, Director, Social Economy Europe
  • Xavier Bernard Sans, Director Euroregion Pyrenees-Mediterranean
  • Moderador: Roger Albinyana, Director for Human Development, European Institute of the Mediterranean

10h30-11h15: Pitch from Entrepreneurs – Blue Solidarity Economy in Action

  • Teresa Ferrés, Director, TwinApp (Catalonia)
  • Manel Gazo, Director, Dofins de Tramuntana (Catalonia)
  • Emanuele Troli, Managing Director Blue Marine Service (Italy)
  • Rania Koussani and Marwen Makhlouf, DEVLOK Project (Tunisia)
  • Nibani Houssine, Director, AGIR Association (Morocco)
  • Facilitator: Rodérick Egal, President iesMed EU Coop

11h15-11h30: Coffee Networking Break

11h30-12h30: Thematic workshop on Blue Solidarity Tourism in the Mediterranean
Exchange of good practices, opportunities, barriers and challenges related to the mainstreaming of community-, social- and nature-based tourism around the Mediterranean region.

  • Anne-France Didier, President, Defismed
  • Zied Ahmed, Director at CIHEAM Montpellier
  • Carla Danelutti, Programe Officer, IUCN-Med
  • Philippos Drousiotis, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI)
  • Samiha Khelifa, Professor in Sustainable Spaces at the University of Manouba
  • Co-facilitators: Alejandro González and Ioanna Kosmas, eco-union

12h30-13h: Closure

  • Rodérick Egal, President, Iesmed EU Coop
  • Imen Ouardani, Deputy Mayor of Sousse (Tunisia)
  • Elisabet Nebreda, Secretary for Foreign Action and the European Union, Government of Catalonia