In 2015, the Ministers of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) adopted the UfM Ministerial Declaration on Blue Economy. To ensure appropriate governance structures, the UfM Forum on Blue Economy was established as a “…framework of dialogue on sustainable blue economy…” composed of various elements, among them the UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy.
The UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy will take place in Naples (Italy) on 29-30 November 2017 with the ultimate aim to: i) consolidate the Mediterranean blue economy community through the exchange of ideas and views among key stakeholders; ii) capitalize on the experiences and lessons learned so as to stimulate cross-fertilization and foster large partnerships; iii) discuss the opportunities and challenges of the various blue economy sectors in terms of jobs creation and investments potential.
This two-day international and multi-stakeholder Conference will gather governments’ representatives, regional/local authorities, business sector, universities/training and education centers, international development agencies, international organizations, and civil society organizations dealing with marine and maritime issues.
A complete agenda and practical information will follow.