• Martedì 26 Ottobre 2021
  • 14:00 - 17:30
  • Memo
  • Piattaforma Digitale Ecomondo
  • inglese
  • italiano


Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, BlueMed GSOs, Federchimica-PlasticsEurope Italia; National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

EU Missions are undertaking actions to face some of the greatest global challenges by setting 2030 targets that includes cleaning marine waters, restoring degraded ecosystems and habitats, decarbonising the blue economy. In the frame of the BlueMed Pilot Action on a Healthy Plastic-free Mediterranean Sea, the wide community of the plastic producing and transforming operators of the area agreed on the urgency to reduce the risk for the environment and human health posed by plastic pollution by developing and implementing a shared vision for plastic in the circular economy. This event, jointly organized by the Euro-Mediterranean Group of 16 Senior Officials of BlueMed Initiative ( and Federchimica-PlasticsEurope Italia, looks at the solutions adopted for a smarter local use, management and recycling of plastics with a high impact in terms of replication trough the basin and among international governance structures. Object of discussion includes key challenges ensuring a healthy and productive Sea together with the identification of pathways that need to be implemented to obtain measurable results and meet the 2030 targets for a systemic change. 

Section chairs
Mario Ceribelli, PlasticsEurope Italia
Sigi Gruber, European Commission
Fabio Trincardi, National Research Council of Italy (CNR)


14.00 Introduction by the Chairs

14.20 The Mission: challenges and opportunities for a systemic change
Elisabetta Balzi, European Commission (tbc)

14.40 Research and innovation in the recovery and resilience plans: key investments at National and Regional level
Representative of the Ministry for Ecological Transition (tbc)

15.00 The BlueMed Pilot: main achievements
Fabio Fava, BlueMed GSO, Italy

15.15-16.30 Introducing key priorities for the Mediterranean Plastic Industry
Mario Ceribelli, PlasticsEurope Italia

Roundtable with PlasticsEurope’s Network of Mediterranean associations and policy makers. How good practices become actions. 
Cvetanka Todorova  - Bulgaria (BAP), Gordana Pehnec Pavlovic - Croatia (HGK), Vullnet Haka - Albania (APKA), Mirspad Jasarspahic - Bosnia and Herzegovina (KFBIH), Ilias Mamalis - Greece (AHPI), Constantin Opran, Romania (ASPAPLAST), Yavuz Eroglu - Turkey (PAGEV), Antonello Ciotti - Italy (COREPLA), Eric Quenet - France (PlasticsEurope France), Alicia Martin - Spain (PlasticsEurope Ibérica), Vojislav Bogdanovic  - Serbia (JUPLAS), Mario Ceribelli - PlasticsEurope Italia, Michael Christides - Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC)

16.30-16.40 From research to solutions: the innovative ecosystem of marine pollution
Hanna Dijkstra, IVM – Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit

16.40-17.15 Many languages, one voice: the BlueMed Hackathon to engage the community of young innovators and to boost investments in the blue economy
Fedra Francocci, CNR-IAS (Institute for the study of anthropogenic impacts and sustainability in the marine environment)

Roundtable with:

  • Luca Ballista, Facility Live (tbc) – The innovation ecosystem of the Mediterranean makes flourish ideas into business
  • The BlueMed Hackathon Winning Teams - Pitch Presentations
  • BlueInvest - How to identify the key indicators to meet 2030 targets
  • Q&A with the plastic industry and BlueInvestors

17.15-17.30 Discussion and Closure by the Chairs: Targeting 2030 and beyond