On 19th October, the 2011 Med Programme event took place in Barcelona. It will offered manifold possibilities to meet and exchange, inform and learn, create and influence.

The EU 2020 Strategy launched in March 2010 sets out a vision of Europe's social market economy for the 21st century. It puts forward three mutually reinforcing priorities: 'Smart Growth', 'Sustainable Growth' and 'Inclusive Growth'.

The event will have a closer look on how the EU aims to boost 'Smart Growth' and to develop an economy based on knowledge and innovation. How can Territorial Cooperation in the Mediterranean contribute to reach these aims? To find out, we will put the spotlight on innovative approaches and ‘innovation’ projects in the Med programme: What has been reached by the classical Med projects aiming to innovate in various fields, what is about to be implemented by the pioneer strategic projects selected in 2011? 

Subsequently we will look into the future. The participants will have the possibility to discuss and provide input for the future: what has to be further developed to innovate in the Mediterranean? What are the needs for the future transnational cooperation in the Med area and which are the working fields that will deliver the greatest gain for smart, inclusive and sustainable growth?


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Snapshot on the programme:

Going SMART in the Med

What is the EU 2020 Strategy aiming for and what specifically does the priority of 'Smart Growth' imply? How does this relate to transnational cooperation in the Mediterranean?


Med projects' innovative approaches

What is about to be developed within Med strategic projects? What has already been reached by classical projects?


Innovation for the future

  • New regulations on Cohesion Policy and affect to European Territorial Cooperation
  • Innovation for the future Med
  • Future Med projects on 'innovation' (targeted call)


Project side programme

Projects involved in the thematic panel will provide deeper insight and present concrete results and outputs.

  • BEEMED Forum of Regions and Cities, Mediterranean Building Energy Efficiency Improvement.

An online registration is available. The registration is open until 14 October 2011. The participation is limited to 300 persons.


Hotel rooms have been pre-booked. If you wish you can reserve a hotel room when filling in the registration. (a credit card is required to proceed with the booking). The deadline for the hotel booking is 26th September 2011.

Venue: Casa Llotja de Mar 

Passeig d'Isabel II, 1  - Barcelona, Spain -  Venue website


Date: 19 October 2011 

Recommended follow up: on 20 October 2011, the Med project Tema organises its conference 'Boosting innovation through cooperation and internationalization' in the same venue. More



The organisation has reserved several hotels near the venue. You can proceed a hotel reservation with the online registration. Please note that the deadline for hotel booking is 23rd September 2011.

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