On November 9 2021, the 3rd WestMED Stakeholder Conference took place in Rome, Italy.
Co-organised with the Italian ministry of Foreign affairs, this event attracted close to 300 registrations and featured 30 experts covering the latest policy, funding and sectoral developments.
Corridors for sustainable development
The title ‘corridors to sustainable blue Development,’ reflected the essence by highlighting the state-of-play and opportunities in the western Mediterranean sea basin with a specific focus on aquaculture, sustainable tourism, green shipping, maritime clusters and maritime skill development.
These topics align with the main priority areas supported by the WestMED Assistance Mechanism and are based on the feedback and needs identified in the WestMED maritime community.
WestMED Project Awards
This year has seen the launch of the first edition of the WestMED Project Awards, with the objective to identify, showcase and honour exceptional projects in different areas which provide innovative and replicable solutions embodying the WestMED initiative’s vision for the western Mediterranean.
Fifty-four highly interesting and valuable projects from both shores (North and South) entered the competition.
An independent expert jury consisting of Alessandra Sensi and Mohammed Al shakran (UfM), Mercedes Acitores (INTERACT) and Julia Manning (EBRD) made the final selection of the 5 winners.