ENPI – NextMed Conference

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Event Details

NextMed Conference

Rome, Italy

December 12th, 2014

Achievements and Challenges

8.15 – 9.30 Registration and visit to poster session on funded projects

9.30 – 9.45 Welcome address

Francesco Pigliaru, President of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, Italy

9.45 – 11.30 First session: New challenges for Mediterranean cooperation

  • Moderated by Franco Zallio, senior economist
  • Benedetto Della Vedova, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy
  • Ian Borg, Parliamentary Secretary for the EU Presidency 2017 and EU Funds, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malta
  • Fathallah Sijilmassi, Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean
  • Gabriel Busquets, Ambassador at large for the Mediterranean, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Spain
  • Nehad Abdel Latif, Ambassador, Former Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Former Chairman of the National Steering Bureau for the Implementation of Egypt-EU Partnership Agreement, Egypt
  • Renato Soru, Member of the European Parliament; President of the Committee for Political Affairs, Security and Human Rights, Parliamentary Assembly – Union for the Mediterranean, Italy

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break

12.00 – 13.30 Second session: The ENI CBC Med Programme strategy for 2014-2020

  • Bodil Persson, Head of Sector Cross-Border Cooperation, Directorate-General Development and Cooperation, European Commission
  • The new European Neighbourhood Instrument: strategy, objectives and resources
  • Anna Strzaska, Head of Sector for European Neighbourhood Policy Cooperation, European External Action Service
  • Presentation of the ENI CBC Med Programme strategy for 2014-2020
  • Anna Catte, Director General of the Joint Managing Authority, ENPI CBC Med Programme
  • Focus on the 4 thematic objectives: representatives of the Joint Programming Committee
    • Business and SMEs development: Constantia Constantinou, Planning Officer, Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development, Cyprus
    • Education, research, technological development and innovation: Moufida Jaballah Srarfi Director General of cross-border cooperation with the European Union, Ministry of Development and International Cooperation, Tunisia
    • Social inclusion and fight against poverty: Ambassador Marwan Badr, Assistant to the Minister for European Affairs, Egypt
    • Environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation: Marcos Alonso Alonso, Deputy Director General EU External Relations and Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Spain

13.30 – 15.30 Lunch, visit to poster session and networking

15.30 – 18.00 The projects. From ENPI to ENI CBC Med: achievements, lessons learnt and new challenges

Parallel sessions

  • 1. Socio-economic development
    • Moderated by Silvia Fracchia, Yosr Nehdi and Renato Botti, Joint Technical Secretariat – ENPI CBC Med Programme
    • Business and SMEs development, including sustainable tourism
    • LACTIMED / MEDGENERATION: Developing economic value chains and boosting investments – Emmanuel Noutary, General Delegate of ANIMA Investment Network, France
    • I AM: Using cutting-edge technologies for territorial marketing and sustainable tourism – Yasser Aref, Associate Professor at the Menoufia University, Egypt
    • ARCHEOMEDSITES: Strengthening institutional cooperation in the cultural heritage’s field – Michele Colavito, project manager at the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Italy
    • Support to education, research, technological development and innovation
    • NETKITE: Turning innovation into business – Fabio Maria Montagnino, Executive Director of ARCA Consortium, Italy BIO-XPLORE: Connecting research to business – Prof. Bertold Fridlender, President of Hadassah Academic College, Israel
    • Promotion of social inclusion and fight against poverty
    • RUWOMED: Supporting women’s entrepreneurship – Kirsten Sutherland, manager of Middle East Desk Office at Assembly of Cooperation for Peace, Spain DAEDALUS: Enhancing career and employment opportunities at Mediterranean level – Thanasis Hadzilakos, Professor of Information Systems at the Open University of Cyprus USUDS: Fighting poverty in marginalized neighborhoods – Khaled Ben Abdessalem, Manager of international relations at the Municipality of Sousse, Tunisia
    • Conclusion Fostering networking and clustering among SMEs in the Mediterranean area – Dr. Alaa Ezz, Secretary General of the Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations
  • 2. Environmental sustainability
    • Moderated by Inge Keymeulen (Joint Technical Secretariat) and Martin Heibel (Joint Managing Authority), ENPI CBC Med Programme
    • Water
    • ENSIAP: Increasing water efficiency in irrigated agriculture – Mohammad Ali Mudabber, Director of the Water and Environment Research Directorate, National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension, Jordan
    • MEDOLICO: Treating and using wastewater from olive mills – Toumazis Toumazi, Researcher and Project Manager at the Nireas International Water Research Center of the University of Cyprus
    • Waste
    • GMI: Promoting a new way of recycling – Diana Kobayter, Project Manager at the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon SCOW: Producing quality compost from organic waste – Dr. Amjad Aliewi, Director of the House of Water and Environment, Palestine
    • Renewable energy and energy efficiency
    • FOSTER in MED: Integrating solar technologies in building design – Talal Salem, Assistant Professor, Notre Dame University, Lebanon MED-SOLAR: Providing a better backup for power grids with solar energy – Maria Anzizu, communication officer at Trama TecnoAmbiental, Spain
    • Integrated Coastal Zone Management
    • MARENOSTRUM: Fostering public participation in the management of coastal areas – Anna Spiteri, Managing Director, Integrated Resources Management Co Ltd, Malta MED-JELLYRISK: Addressing changes in the functioning of marine ecosystems as a response to human activities and global warming – Mohamed Néjib Daly Yahia, Professor of Marine Ecology and Oceanography at the Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, Tunisia
    • Conclusion Communicating environmental challenges: focus on JOUSSOUR project – Nikel Markus, manager of international projects, RAI Educational, Italy

18.00 – 18.30 Feedback from parallel sessions and conclusions (plenary session)

Anna Catte, Director General of the Joint Managing Authority, ENPI CBC Med Programme

Socio-economic development: Dr. Alaa Ezz, Secretary General of the Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations

Environmental sustainability: Diana Kobayter, Project Manager at the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon


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