Within the framework of the 7th edition of SEAFUTURE, the WestMED Assistance Mechanism organised a dedicated workshop on ‘the Sustainable Development of the Blue Economy in Libya.’
The current WestMED Co-Presidency of Italy and Libya presented a suitable occasion to promote such a workshop, aimed at consolidating networking and links with Libyan stakeholders, in the digfferent Blue Growth fields.
Various cases of successful co-operation projects and business ventures were illustrated, to show the vitality of possible common initiatives, as soon as more stable conditions are achieved in the country.
As a preliminary step towards the next WestMED Stakeholders’ Conference and further possible initiatives, where Libya could increase the interaction with the other 5+5 Dialogue countries, the event of La Spezia has represented concrete progress of involving Libyan stakeholders in project proposals and partnerships, targeting those funding programmes that allow their participation.
In this perspective, the WestMED Assistance Mechanism with a leading role for the Italian national Hub led by Leonardo Manzari, has fully played its pro-active role and will continue assisting these efforts across the two shores of the Mediterranean