From 3rd to 6th December 2013 took place in Istanbul (Turkey) the 18th Ordinary Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean and its Protocols. The Contracting Parties hold Ministerial level meetings every two years in order to review the progress achieved during the last biennium and to agree on strategies, budget and programme of work of the following two years.
Within the EC funded H2020 CB/MEP, CP/RAC organized from 13th to 15th November in Barcelona a regional training on Sustainable Food Production with 40 participants from 10 southern Mediterranean countries.
In the framework of the 7th Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders, the seminar on “University and Enterprise cooperation” focusing on the synergies between enterprising and education forces in the EU and Southern Mediterranean countries took place in the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce (Barcelona, Spain) on Wednesday 20th November.
In Berlin on 4th and 5th November, a multi-stakeholder dialogue on potential of business and social innovations for enabling changes towards sustainable living was convened by the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) in partnership with the European Environment Agency and its Topic Centre on SCP. Stakeholders commonly agreed that the priority is to give more visibility to scalable concrete actions and network them with each other.
On 10th December 2013, the Zero Discharge Association in collaboration with the Biodiversity Foundation of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (in spanish MAGRAMA) will organize a technical session on Marine litter issues in the framework of MARNOBA project.