On 22-24 March 2021, the final event of the BlueMed initiative took place: the BlueMed #OneMediterranean conference.
The event focused on the most relevant outcomes of the BlueMed CSA. After intense collaborative work, the 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 of key stakeholders presented this unique success story and envisaged 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 were presented during the conference.
The BlueMed StartUp Actions, which worked on different topics but all encompassing the BlueMed prespective, engaged in a conversation and presented their feasibility studies. The BlueMed Young Ambassadors shared their exepriences and reflections and engaged in a dialogue with their colleagues from other Basins, with the aim of building future common paths, in the co-responsibility spirit of the One Planet-One Ocean approach.
Recordings, presentations, twitter conversations and much more are available on the dedicated webpage on the BlueMed initiative website: http://www.bluemed-initiative.eu/bluemed-final-conference/#materials
A ‘graphic recording’ by the illustrator and cartoonist Gabriele Peddes highlighted the discussion topics and support synthesis and confrontation. Here below his fantastic images.