Thematic tables in Rome

As a follow-up to the first Road-Show/Kick-off Meeting of 25 Febryuary, the Italian National Hub has organized in Rome on 29 April and 3 May, several  thematic roundtables on:

  • Clean Transport;
  • Fishing and Aquaculture;
  • Marine Litter;
  • Ports and Intermodal Logistics;
  • Maritime Tourism, Coastal Development and Local Ecosystems;
  • Maritime Clusters Development&Networking;
  • Blue Skills, VET, School-Work dual system.
people in room at meeting table watching westmed presentation
sign post directing people to event

sign post directing people to westmed event
Leonardo manzari presenting the WestMED initiative to group of people

The aim of these roundtables has been to create an occasion for Italian stakeholders to know each other, exchange areas of interest, experiences and skills, projects submitted and in pipeline. In fact through a better reciprocal knowledge, they will reduce cases of overlapping projects submitted for the same call and funding programme, instead increase integration among project ideas and improve their quality, strengthen partnerships, better distribute areas of specialization and development at national level, clearer definition of stakeholders’ roles as project leaders and  partners, also considering the relevant financial capacities, to better express their views in the proper functioning of the funding programme, the call, etc.

But especially NH is trying to create the conditions for the 5+5 Dialogue Countries and subsequent partnerships to rely on a system of qualified Italian partners, well representing the specializations and evolution of such a rich system of Institutions, research institutes, think tanks, associations, enterprises, NGOs, Universitities, secondary schools, VET institutes, etc.

This initiative followed a mailing and recall action on over 200 stakeholders, and involved both stakeholders participating and those not joining Hackatons in Palermo.

They all showed to very much appreciate it, also to define some “mainstream” subjects, to be developed in the coming months.

Therefore it will be replied periodically, in order to give continuity and development to these subjects, let them become project ideas, partnerships, proposals, let stakeholders properly use the NH’s support.