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Sailing forward: Let’s make the Mediterranean Blue!

Published on: Fri, 10/09/2021 - 10:20
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    Closing and forward-looking event of the Let's Make the Mediterranean Blue! sea basin event

    September 24, 2021 – 16h30 to 18h00

    Hybrid event

    Live interpretation in English available & interprétation en direct en français disponible

     

    Join here the Sailing forward: Let's make the Mediterranean Blue! closing session

     

    The final port of our Let’s Make the Mediterranean Blue event is… Venice and Palazzo Michiel that hosts the European Cultural Centre. However, this is only a stop in our overall collective journey as much remains to do to make the Mediterranean blue!  A different (but as impressive) crew will debrief you on what happened since September 24th when our journey started. Featuring...

    Maria Damanaki, former EC Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries between 2010 and 2014;

    Andreea Strachinescu, Head of Maritime Innovation, Marine Knowledge and Investment, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (European Commission)

    Lina Tode, Deputy Director of Plan Bleu

    Kiara Aiello, Mediterranean Young Ocean Advocate 

    Federico Morisio, professional windsurfer, Marevivo Onlus Ambassador

    Francesca Alvisi, CNR Italy, Blue S_Med project partner

    Antonio Frigo, Venice Coast Guard Patrol

    Elena Volpato, 

    Olga Mashkina, ACTeon – EU4Ocean coalition coordinator

     

    Some highlights of this event?

    • The presentation of the projects of selected Mediterranean Young Ocean Advocates
    • The announcement of the next steps for the #MakeMedPortsBlue photo contest!
    • A final round of surprise pledges for the #MakeEUBlue campaign.

     

    Remember…  

    Every action, even the smallest one, brings change to the ocean - #MakeEUBlue

    The Mediterranean needs you. If you put a seashell to your ear, you will hear it calling - # MedCoastDay

     

    The closing event - from A to Z

    • 16:30Introduction to the event - Pierre Strosser, ACTeon (EU4Ocean Coalition coordinator)
    • 16:35 - Official kick-off

    Maria Damanaki, former EC Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries between 2010 and 2014

    Andreea Strachinescu, Head of Maritime Innovation, Marine Knowledge and Investment, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (European Commission)

    With contributions from...

    Victoria Dennis, Front of House Coordinator, Malta National Aquarium 

    Lina Tode, Deputy Director of Plan Bleu

    Kiara Aiello, Mediterranean Young Ocean Advocate

    Francesca Alvisi, CNR Italy, Blue S_Med partner 

    Antonio Frigo, Venice Coast Guard Patrol

    • 17:35 - Presentation of the two EU4Ocean Mediterranean contests that have been launched within the frame of Let’s Make the Mediterranean Blue! 

    Mediterranean Young Ocean Advocates, introduction by Andreea STRACHINESCU, Head of Maritime Innovation, Marine Knowledge and Investment, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (European Commission)



    Living like a wave by Federico Morisio  

    Sailors and scientist adventures at the Mediterranean Sea by Kiara Aiello

    The MakeMedPortsBlue photo contest - Elena VOLPATO, Head of Photography at the European Cultural Centre

    • 17:50 - Last words and inspiring messages

    Tonino Picula, Member of the European Parliament for Croatia and chair of the Intergroup on Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas (SEARICA)

    Olga Mashkina, ACTeon (chief coordinator of the EU4Ocean Coalition)

    • 18:00 Ending of the closing session

     

    For the participants present in Venice at the premises of the European Cultural Centre

    A small get-together organised on the site!

     

    For more information on the event

    Pierre Strosser   @    p.strosser@acteon-environment.eu

    Hady El Hajj, Architect, Exhibition Organizer, European Cultural Center  @   hady@ecc-italy.eu