Green Med: Research, Innovation and Employability

Sala A (Università Federico II)

Sala A

Università Federico II

Via Partenope, 36 – Naples

On the occasion of the 28th anniversary of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership and the 15th anniversary of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), National Research Council of Italy (CNR) and UfM organize a conference in the framework of the Day of the Mediterranean.

The main objective is to discuss needs and opportunities to reinforce joint efforts of Research Centers, Universities and Industry representatives towards a Green MED and sustainable development in the Euro-Mediterranean area.

The conference moves from the study “Green innovation and employability in the Med through the triple helix”, commissioned by the UfM and realized by  the Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED) to further investigate and highlight new opportunities and best practices for the development of a sustainable economy through research, innovation and employability in the euro-med area. Italy, Jordan and Tunisia took part in this project kindles a discussion on how to connect research and innovation to Mediterranean cooperation towards sustainable economic growth and job creation.

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    • 9:20 AM 9:50 AM
      Welcomes and introduction to the Conference 30m

      Alvaro Albacete, Deputy Secretary General for Higher Education and Research, Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)
      Virginia Coda Nunziante, Director of CNR-Unit for International Relations

    • 9:50 AM 10:50 AM
      Session 1: Italian R&I system and the Mediterranean area 1h

      Moderator: Marilena Rossano, CNR – URI

      ●The role of MAECI for the Euro-Mediterranean multilateral cooperation in R&I, Giuseppe Badagliacca, Diplomat at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) - Head of Office Multilateral cooperation and integration processes in the Euro-Mediterranean space
      ●The role of MUR for the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation in R&I - Gianluigi Consoli, Director of DG for Internationalization and Communication, Italian Ministry of University and Research
      ●The Mediterranean as a common resource: economic growth and environmental vulnerability - Salvatore Capasso, Director of CNR Department of Social sciences, humanities and cultural heritage

    • 10:50 AM 11:20 AM
      Session 2: Setting the Scene on Mediterranean Cooperation 30m

      Moderator: Marcello Scalisi, UNIMED

      ● UfM and the Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean: dialogue among Countries and opportunities for cooperation through science, knowledge and skills – Alvaro Albacete, Deputy Secretary General for Higher Education and Research, Union for the Mediterranean
      ● The contribution of PRIMA to the sustainability of agri-food system and to the employability in the Med region - Angelo Riccaboni, Chair of PRIMA
      ● Blue economy and scientific collaboration in the Mediterranean area - Fabio Trincardi, Director of CNR Department on Earth system science and Environmental technologies
      ● The Med Initiative and the R&I agenda for a longlasting cooperation - Marilena Rossano, CNR-URI and UfM Italian National Focal Point for R&I

    • 11:20 AM 11:40 AM
      Break 20m
    • 11:40 AM 12:30 PM
      Session 3: UfM study “Green Innovation and Employability”: presentation and discussion 50m

      Moderator: Nidal Alshwawreh, CTC - Jordan

      ● The Union for the Mediterranean and the Innovation-Employability Nexus - Giuseppe Provenzano, Project manager at UfM
      ● The report on ‘Green innovation and employability in the Med through the triple helix’ - Marcello Scalisi, Director of UNIMED, Silvia Marchionne, Lead author of the Report, UNIMED

      Tour de table on the UfM Study

    • 12:30 PM 1:30 PM
      Session 4: Which way forwards for connecting green innovation and employability? 1h

      Moderator: Giuseppe Provenzano, UfM
      Speakers from Euro-Mediterranean Universities, Research Centres,
      Industries and policy makers involved in “Green Innovation and Employability:

      ● Arbia Ben Othman, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Tunisia
      ● Nesreen Harahsheh, Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship of Jordan
      ● Nunzio Romano, Dept. of Agricultural Sciences, University Federico II
      ● Alan Smith, STMicroelectronics srl
      ● Damiano Petruzzella, Ciheam-IAM Bari
      ● Virginia Coda Nunziante, CNR-Unit for International Relations
      ● Other national and regional experiences and proposals

    • 1:30 PM 3:00 PM
      Light Lunch 1h 30m
    • 3:00 PM 5:00 PM
      Session 5: Best practises from Academy/Research representatives in Renewable Energies, Natural resources and common landscape, Climate Change 2h

      Moderator: Maroun El Moujabber, Ciheam Bari

      ● The contribution of ISPC to the joint cooperation for common heritage, energy efficiency and impact of climate change – Costanza Miliani, Director of CNR-Institute of Heritage Science(ISPC)
      ● IPO and initiatives to strengthen cooperation - Hussam Khasawneh, Chairman of the National Center for Innovation (NCI), Director of Industrial Partnership Office, Hussein Technical University - Jordan
      ● Membrane processes as mitigation measures to water scarcity in the Mediterranean and the role of the Trust project - Alberto Figoli, Director of CNR – Institute of Membrane Technology (ITM); Catia Algieri, researcher at ITM
      ● Experience and perspectives for EU-Libanese cooperation Abdallah Ficani, MINE Centre, Center for Careers, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Lebanese University
      ● The SZN and the Euro-Mediterranean area, Silvestro Greco, Vice President of Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
      ● Evaluation and assessment of the ecological and social impacts of offshore wind farms in areas of high biodiversity and high landscape value – BIOPAIS - Josep Vila Subiros, Girona University - Spain
      ● Mediterranean University as catalyst for Eco-Sustainable Renovation (Med Eco-Su-Re) - Antonella Trombadore, Gisella Calacagno, University of Florence
      ● Climate and Environment in the Mediterranean: Challenges, Gaps, and Resilient Roadmap - Adil Salhi, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tangiers, Morocco