In this issue
- An Integrated Maritime Approach toward Blue Growth in the Med
Main Calendar of the next COM&CAP Events
COM&CAP MarInA-Med Project
Launch event of the Med Maritime Projects
MED Maritime Projects in a nutshell
CAPITALISATION SEMINAR "What Future for Fisheries in the Adriatic-Ionian
29-30th October 2014
SECOND CAPITALISATION SEMINAR "Towards
the framework conditions for the climate change adaptation in coastal
areas for the Blue Growth in the Mediterranean"
10-11th November 2014
THIRD CAPITALISATION SEMINAR
10th December 2014
MID TERM CONFERENCE
FOURTH AND FIFTH CAPITALISATIONS
Integrated Maritime Approach toward Blue Growth in the Mediterranean
The objective of the MED programme
integrated maritime approach call, launched last October 2013,
is to put in place new relevant partnerships that will contribute
to implementing the MED Cooperation Programme 2014-2020 and thus
to build a valuable bridge between the two programming periods.
In coherence with 'Blue Growth' and the potential development
from the marine and maritime economic activities, the 14 projects
that have been selected are dealing with Maritime innovation and
economic development (priority 1), Environment protection (priority
2), Transport and accessibility (priority 3) and will establish
a comprehensive state of the art (gap analysis, studies, maps)
for the whole programme area and its sub-regions (e.g. the Adriatic-Ionian
Macro-Region) and propose concrete orientations for potential
future key projects and initiatives (Action plans, recommendations,
COM&CAP MarInA-Med Project
MarInA-Med project is the horizontal and transversal action
selected by the Med Program for coordinating the communication
and the capitalization activity of all projects selected in
the frame of the "Integrated Maritime Approach" call. Due
to the short calendar of implementation of the maritime projects,
the aim of the horizontal action is to ensure more efficiency,
impact and produce specific synergies between the projects
and external key stakeholders, through a joint and coordinated
In this sense, COM&CAP MarInA-Med will be responsible for
collecting, processing and disseminating the key results of
the 13 maritime projects through an information exchange system
and the organization of several key events to present and
capitalize project results to the main public/private-sector
beneficiaries with a view to use adapted to the different
themes, prerogatives and political levels.
specific COM&CAP tools will be set up and will enhance the
joint effort. In particular the project will develop a web
platform for all the Med Maritime Projects, a promotional
video and a final reportage, a common visual image, a target
group data base and two final publications as a brochure and
a policy paper that will enlighten in a coherent way all the
main political and technical findings and recommendations
of the projects.
In this sense, COM&CAP MarInA-Med will play a strategic role
in Med programming for 2014-2020, in the promotion and exploitation
of the technical and political messages to put forward by
the EU institutions, key policy-makers (Cities, Provinces,
Regions, States), Euro-Mediterranean and multilateral bodies
working in the MED basin, universities, clusters, and MED
Launch event of the Med Maritime Projects (COM&CAP MarInA-Med – KICK-OFF MEETING)
The launch event of the 14 Med Maritime projects selected in the frame of the MED "integrated maritime approach" call took place July 15-16, 2014 in Marseille, France.
Organized by the COM&CAP MarInA-Med project, the event gathered more than 80 participants from the 14 projects, representing research centers, regional and local authorities, private entities, and port authorities, among others.
The event aimed to present the Action Plan detailing the communication and capitalization activities to be implemented toward the promotion of Blue Growth, while starting the cross fertilization dynamics foreseen by the COM&CAP MarInA-Med project to begin the exchanges of information to capitalize between the projects, foster future synergies, and promote the integrated maritime approach of this last call.
The Kick-off seminar was the first contact between the projects and activities such as a speed-dating experience (91 meetings in total for the projects to discover each other, their respective objectives and deliverables) and five thematic working groups (to be linked to various communication and capitalization events throughout the whole year) allowed the 14 projects to start reflecting on how crossing their activities, outputs and advocacy actions, could contribute to the integrated promotion of Blue Growth in the Mediterranean.
The working groups dealt in particular with issues as the "uses of the seas" (with a focus on fisheries, tourism and environmental risks), the framework conditions for Blue Growth and macro-regional strategies in the Mediterranean (with a focus on sustainable coastal development, Maritime Spatial Planning and R&I), blue energy, maritime and coastal sustainable tourism and finally ports, accessibility and sustainable transport (with a focus on environment/pollution monitoring and smart ports).
During the works, the Joint Secretariat of the Med program underlined the need to take into account several key aspects in the development of the projects as coordination, transnationality, transferability, usability of projects deliverables and results and the importance to adapt reflections to the changing context and the findings in itinere.
The representatives of the Med maritime projects manifested their satisfaction concerning the development of the event as the possible synergies to be put in place in the future, in order to enrich and increase the impact of the projects results.
After this fruitful launch event COM&CAP MarInA-Med partnership - together with the JTS of the Med program look forward to successfully implement this challenging initiative for an integrated maritime approach for the Mediterranean.
The MED Maritime Projects
project (Integrated actions to mitigate environmental risks
in the Mediterranean Sea) aims at providing recommendations of integrated
trans-boundary actions required to mitigate environmental risks
in the Mediterranean Sea.
N. I of Med Maritime Projects Issues coming soon in October 2014
project (Fisheries governance in the Marine Protected
Areas. Potential for Blue Economy) aims to analyze existing conflicts
between fishery and ecosystem components, and proposing adequate
measures to solve them.
project (Renewable energies in the marine-coastal areas of the Adriatic-Ionian
region) intends to elaborate the state of the art of the renewable
energy sector, aiming at the development of technical and non-technical
solutions to increase the use of such technologies.
project (Cruise and passenger ship air quality impact mitigation
actions) focuses on the air quality impact and greenhouse gases
assessment of cruise and passenger ships on 5 MED port-cities for
the current and future development scenario.
project (Cluters maritimes au support de recherche et innovation
pour développer l'entrepreneuriat de l'Economie Bleue) tackles R&D
gaps as driving factors of maritime clusters identifying and contextualizing
them through blue economy sectors and geographical eco-systemic
project (Blue energy for Mediterranean) aims to reach the following
objectives: (1) mapping key actors, able to start a MED plan of
intervention; (2) mapping existing initiatives linked to the Blue
growth and (3) defining guidelines for next programme period.
project aims at enhancing the growth potential of coastal tourism
concentration through an innovative, green and inclusive mobilisation
of Med area local assets).
project (Action plan towards the Smart Port concept in the Mediterranean
Area) aims to analyze the situation of Med container ports based
on the smart-port trends and to identify possible future approaches
to enhance their leading role.
project (Pollution monitoring of ship emissions: an integrated approach
for harbours of the Adriatic basin) will investigate the impact
on air quality of four major harbour in the Adriatic Sea area.
project (Models of integrated tourism in the Mediterranean) aims
to promote an integrated management model of MED maritime and coastal
tourism by improving the quantity and quality of data, information,
products, services and policies of the sector.
project (Mediterranean Environmental Review Monitoring for port
authorities through integrated development) aims to review the state
of the art of Environmental Monitoring Systems operated by urban
ports to optimize date use.
project (Networking for the development of maritime tourism at EUSAIR
level) intends to play its full part in shaping ecological and socio-economic
transnational and holistic approach to develop an overview about
fisheries related tourism in Adriatic/Ionian Regions.
project (Future trends in the Mediterranean Sea) will map potential
maritime economic growth at transnational level in Med-EU countries
for the next 20 years.
information soon available on www.medmaritimeprojects.eu