Entries by National Hub Italy

2020 Festival of Sustainable Development: WestMED Initiative webinar on the Blue Economy for the territories

Within the framework of the Festival of Sustainable Development (https://festivalsvilupposostenibile.it/2020), and thanks to the collaboration with the Municipality of Gioia del Colle and Rete Antenna PON Puglia, we woud like herewith to invite you to the Westmed webinar on “The Blue Economy, as an opportunity for the sustainable development for the territories”, which has taken […]

WestMED Initiative contribution to 4HELIX+ webinar: It’s time for the Blue Economy

Ten partners, 30 months duration, Euro 480.000 vouchers allocated to selected BLUE MED MSMEs and START-Ups for implementing their innovation projects under the guidance of Knowledge Providers, are the main indicators of a success, whose lessons learned could be indicated in: -transnational co-operation at regional level; -digital innovation as a key factor for SMEs resilience; […]

More than 200 maritime stakeholders join online to discuss Italian MSP, Tourism and the new Italian-Tunisian cooperation

On 25 and 26 June 2020, the WestMED Italian National Hub, with the support of the National Coordinator and the WestMED Central Team, gathered over 200 stakeholders online. These were spread over four different sessions: two plenary thematic sessions in the morning and two networking sessions in the afternoon. Considering the Italian co-presidency in 2020 […]

The Italian National Hub at the WestMED hackathons Palermo

The Italian National Hub supported WestMED Central Team to ensure a qualified and numerous presence at the WestMED Hackatons, in Palermo on 14 May, contributing to the success of the initiative. As rapporteurs together with relevant moderators, the Italian National Hub also coordinated the networking tables for Sustainable Coastal and Maritime Tourism and for Clean Transport.

WestMED presented at Small Scale LNG Use, Euro-Mediterranean Conference

Within the framework of the 5th edition of Small Scale LNG Use, Euro-Mediterranean Conference & Expo in Naples, the Italian National Hub presented the WestMED Initiative and the Assistance Mechanism, describing also project ideas relevant to LNG bunkering, emerged since Algiers Stakeholders Conference in Dec 2018, developed till the Hackathons in Palermo and the possible subsequent steps.

WestMED participated at ADRIA4BLUE 2019

The Italian National Hub took the occasion of the first edition of the Croatian Conference on Blue Growth, held under the patronage of European Commission DG MARE on the 6-8 June in Rijeka – Croatia, to present the WestMED Initiative, to establish a strategic partnership between SEAFUTURE and ADRIA4BLUE, and to join some important seminars on the role of Maritime Clusters, and on Clean Transport and Alternative Fuels.

Thematic tables in Rome

The aim of these roundtables has been to create an occasion for Italian stakeholders to know each other, exchange areas of interest, experiences and skills, projects submitted and in pipeline. In fact through a better reciprocal knowledge, they will reduce cases of overlapping projects submitted for the same call and funding programme, instead increase integration among project ideas and improve their quality, strengthen partnerships, better distribute areas of specialization and development at national level, clearer definition of stakeholders’ roles as project leaders and  partners, also considering the relevant financial capacities, to better express their views in the proper functioning of the funding programme, the call, etc.

EPICAH-Interreg WestMed Capitalization Living Labs

Within the framework of INTERREG IT-FR Marittimo/Maritime, a first and a second session Living Lab have been co-organized in Florence and La Spezia on 22 March, to allow capitalization among stakeholders which are already involved in projects focused on “Sustainable Tourism” and “Conservation, protection and development of natural and cultural resources”.