Fórum Oceano, the Portuguese National Hub, organised, in collaboration with the Regional Coordination and Development Commissions of Alentejo and Algarve, a series of meetings to bring together the regional stakeholders.
These sessions happened on the 11th of February in Évora (Alentejo) during the morning, and in Faro (Algarve) during the afternoon, counting on with the presence of more than 20 representatives from companies, research centres, educational institutions, associations and public administration.
The objective was to raise awareness on the WestMED’ s progress and implementation, to discuss ongoing proposals and new project ideas, to hear the stakeholders’ expectations, to invite other stakeholders to be part of the Initiative and to identify partnership opportunities.
The meetings were of relevance to set the basis of the National Event, that will take place on the 27th of February, in Lisbon (IPMA Headquarters). The event, promoted in collaboration with DGPM, National Authority, aims to endeavour the discussion and the knowledge exchange to improve the Portuguese participation on the WestMED Initiative, particularly, on the WestMED Hackathons, in Barcelona.