HIGHLIGHTED COLLABORATION BETWEEN MED COMMUNITIES AT ECOMONDO

As every year, last 6-9 November the international meeting of environment and circular economy ECOMONDO at Rimini, Italy was held

As every year, last 6-9 November the international meeting of environment and circular economy ECOMONDO at Rimini, Italy was held. Renewable Energy Community boost the initiative to bring together five of the Interreg Med Thematic Communities: Green Growth, Blue Growth,  Urban Transports, Sustainable Tourism and Biodiversity Protection.

Under the concept of a Piazza, the stand was designed remaining an open space of exchange and meeting, as a metaphor of the most common public space that characterizes Mediterranean culture.

On the 6th of November, six Med Communities co-organized a Conference titled: “Empowering territories for a sustainable Mediterranean. The conference was chaired by Mrs. Alexia Boulanger (ENVIPARK) and was presented by Mrs. Cynthia Echave (Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona), Mrs. Mercè Boy-Roura (BETA Universitat de Vic) and Mr. Ermete Mariani (UNIMED) (you can download the presentation here). 

Three session panels were structured around: Circular Economy, Innovation, Governance, citizens’ awareness and participation. The moderation of the sessions was carried out by Mrs. Ana-Maria Paladus (Fondazione Ecosistemi), Mr. Mirko Djurovic (from the University of Montenegro) and Mr. Ermete Mariani (UNIMED).

The conference counted with the participation of Mrs. Eleni Papazacharopoulou, Capitalisation Officer from the Interreg MED Programme Joint Secretariat and Mr. Michele Colavito, representative of the Italian Agency for Territorial Cohesion, one of the partner institutions of PANORAMED Governance Platform of Interreg MED Programme.

We are pleased to affirm that the sessions counted with representatives of a wide number of projects from the six Thematic Communities involved. Renewable Energy Community was proudly represented by Ivana Ostoic (PEGASUS), Davide Astiago (PRISMI), Francesco Filippi (LOCAL4GREEN) and Eugenio Barchiesi (COMPOSE).

The experience shows once again that collaborative actions not only generate a greater capitalization impact, but also build communities with the sense of learning, spreading and clustering knowledge for a sustainable Mediterranean.

You can find the photo gallery here