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The sustainable development of the Blue Economy in Libya

October 1 /9:30 - 11:30


MODERATOR / Leonardo Manzari, WestMED Assistance Mechanism – National Hub for Italy

  • 9:45 Welcome greetings / Cristiana Pagni, Italian Blue Growth (Co-Organizer Of Seafuture)
  • 9:50 H.E. Giuseppe Buccino Grimaldi, Ambassador of Italy to Libya
  • 10:00 The Italian-Libyan Westmed co-presidency for a better North-South co-operation in the Mediterranean Basin – WestMED Co-Presidents / Daniele Bosio (MAECI)Ali Shagrune (Ministry of Marine Wealth)
  • 10:20 The Libyan need of a Sustainable Blue Economy for the development of its economic ecosystem:

Blue Skills (Higher Education and VET) / Lutfi Mustafa Ben Lagha, Director of International Co-operation, Chamber of Commerce of Tripoli

Aquaculture / Eng Abdulhakim Elmahdi, Ministry of Marine Wealth, Aquaculture Dept

Sustainable Maritime Transport / Fathi Abdullah Madi, Ports and Maritime Investment Authority – Libyan Ministry of Marine Wealth

Sustainable Tourism / Adel Ahmed Omar Faraj, Director of International Co-operation, Ministry of Tourism

  • 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:15 Ongoing and possible co-operation projects between European and Libyan stakeholders
  • 11:45 EU funding programmes and calls allowing access to Libyan institutions and stakeholders
  • 12:15 Conclusions / Javier Fernandez/ Matteo Bocci, WestMED Assistance Mechanism – Central Team


October 1
9:30 - 11:30



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