The «BLUEMED Days» in non-EU countries: first steps towards closer regional cooperation for blue jobs and growth through research and innovation around the Mediterranean basin
June 28, 2018
The Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is actively taking part in the first BLUEMED National Consultation Days which are being organized by non-EU Countries on 25-27June and 3-6 July in Algiers (Algeria), La Marsa (Tunisia), Ankara (Turkey), Alexandria (Egypt) and Amman (Jordan). After this tour in non-EU countries, the BLUEMED members will gather again next October at the occasion of the BLUEMED week at the UfM premises in Barcelona.
The participants are invited to discuss the state of the collaboration around the Mediterranean basin, confront on the key enabling knowledge, technologies and sectors needed to sustain and foster blue growth and sustainability in the region and elaborate on the next activities to envisage in order to meet the challenges of the future. Their contributions will provide direct inputs for updating the BLUEMED Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, as first milestone towards establishing shared priorities at the regional level of the Mediterranean and starting the development of an implementation plan to realize joint actions.
BLUEMED is the research and innovation Initiative for promoting the blue economy in the Mediterranean Basin through cooperation. It is the strategy of reference for the Mediterranean countries to work together for a healthy, safe and productive Mediterranean Sea. The BLUEMED Initiative will contribute to the creation of new ‘blue’ jobs, social well-being and a sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors through the implementation of its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, the BLUEMED SRIA.