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eco-union is contributing to the dialogue on Blue Economy organized by the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) and the Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI).

This thematic seminar entitled Tapping the potential of Sustainable Blue Economy in the Western Mediterranean: Policies and Practices to Accelerate the Sustainable Transformation” takes place on 7 and 8 November at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Portugal and is organised in the framework of the MedThink 5+5 network.

During the session, Jérémie Fosse, president of eco-union, will present our Blue Tourism initiative and will discuss the prospects and challenges of accelerating the transition of the blue economy towards more sustainability while enabling Western Mediterranean countries to fully tap its potential as a driver of economic development and prosperity.

Useful economic models, policies and enablers of this transition towards a sustainable blue economy will be identified during the debate, and transversal issues for the countries in the Mediterranean, such as investment opportunities and blue finance, ways to increase the participation of women in the different sectors of the blue economy, as well as the role of cooperation in the framework of the 5+5 Dialogue will be addressed.

Programme and details of the seminar can be found here.