A new political forum for the Mediterranean, named “PANORAMED”, is going to be launched in Seville, on the 27th of September 2017 at a kick-off event, organised by Spain, the State that has the conducting role of the Lead partner of the project.
“Panoramed: enhancing Mediterranean governance” is the first project launched by Interreg MED that gathers regional and national Governments of the program countries for the next 5 years and it is endowed with 9 million euro funding. “The aim of Panoramed is to collect scientific evidences from all the Interreg MED-funded projects and from other institutions working for Mediterranean development to design more informed policies and strategic joint planning” declared Patrizia Busolini, Project Officer of Interreg MED Joint Secretariat, in an interview with BleuTourMed_C3. “The Programme member States have decided to initially focus on coastal and maritime tourism and maritime surveillance of the Mediterranean area – continued Ms. Busolini-. However other strategic themes will be addressed in the near future”.
To support its action, Panoramed will take advantage of the results attained and the knowledge produced by all the Interreg MED-funded projects that are currently working on three main axes: innovation, low carbon emission economy and environment. BleuTourMed_C3 will represent the MED Sustainable Tourism Community at the Panoramed’s launching event the 27th September 2017 in Sevilla, Spain. This will be the occasion to shed some lights on the potential of sustainable tourism as a strategic driver for economic development that strengthens the resilience of Mediterranean ecosystems
During its “kick off event” – 27th September 2017 in Seville, Spain – Panoramed will present its strategic approach and the main challenges it is taking on. Two representatives from each Interreg MED’s horizontal projects – the special initiatives whose aim is to animate thematic communities of projects and to capitalise on their results – will attend this event. On 28th September 2017, they will also join a closed doors coordination meeting with the Interreg MED Joint Secretariat, to develop a common methodology to share knowledge and results in order to contribute, via Panoramed, to a better governance of the Mediterranean.