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The Mediterranean: scientific expertise for decision-makers. Climate and environmental research to support sustainable development goals

09/02/2020 to 09/04/2020

Plan Bleu, MedECC and Mistrals organize in Marseille on 2-4 September 2020 an international conference for all decision-makers of the Mediterranean countries. Inspired by the achievements of science-policy interfaces such as the IPCC, from which it takes up several objectives, this conference will be an opportunity to review existing scientific knowledge and the issues that the Mediterranean environment has to face in the decades to come.

Kick-off meeting of the new phase of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community

03/02/2020 to 03/04/2020

The kick-off meeting of the new phase of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community, whose Plan Bleu is partner, took place on 2-4 March 2020 in Salou (Tarragona - Spain). This meeting was devoted to discuss on the foreseen activities for the upcoming years, to share results among the projects of the Community and, together and to start identifying results to be transferred and mainstreamed to policies.

First Annual Assembly of the Blue Growth Community

02/04/2020 to 02/05/2020

The Blue Growth Community organises in Montpellier, France, on 4-5 February 2020, its First Annual Assembly event. Further to its three years of implementation, the project comes back with new members and aims to set fresh recommendations.

Side-event "Sustainable Coastal and Maritime Tourism to Tackle Environmental and Development Challenges in the Mediterranean Region"


In the framework of the COP 21 of Barcelona Convention (Naples, Italy, 2-5 December 2019), Plan Bleu co-organized with Eco-union, IUCN-Med, Global Footprint Network and the French Ministry for Ecological and Solidarity Transition, a side-event that spotlighted recent outcomes, tools, and lessons learned around the topic of Mediterranean maritime and coastal sustainable tourism.

Barcelona Convention - COP 21

12/02/2019 to 12/05/2019

The 21st Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean (Barcelona Convention) and its Protocols held from December 2nd to 5th 2019 in Naples, Italy. Ministers representing the 22 Contracting Parties of the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols, the Executive Director of UNEP, Ms. Inger Andersen, representatives of stakeholders and distinguished guests attended the Ministerial Segment on 4 December 2019. Several important draft decisions related to the protection of the marine environment and the coastal region of the Mediterranean were discussed.

Final Conference of the MED Biodiversity Protection Community

10/14/2019 to 10/16/2019

The Interreg Med Biodiversity Protection Community featured by the PANACeA project held its Final Conference "Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: pulse for transformative changes in the Mediterranean Sea" the 14-16 October 2019 in Malaga (Spain). This three-day encounter was a unique occasion to share and celebrate the three years of work ensuring mechanisms and tools that support a more effective management of biodiversity supporting proper ecosystem functions across the Mediterranean.

The Mediterranean Sea and climate change: common challenges and shared solutions

09/25/2019 to 09/26/2019

LabexMed organized in collaboration with Plan Bleu, SPA/RAC, MedPAN and MedECC, an international workshop on Climate Change in the Mediterranean that was held in Marseille, France, the 25th and 26th of September 2019. The workshop aimed to propose research orientations and joint lines of action for the future between scientists, managers and decision-makers.

Blue and green growth joint event « Transition towards blue and green economies in the Mediterranean »

09/19/2019 to 09/20/2019

On the 19th-20th of September in Brussels, the InnoBlueGrowth project which leads the Blue Growth Community, whose Plan Bleu is partner, celebrated its final event in a joint event with the Green Growth Community, aiming at discussing the key elements necessary for a “Transition towards blue and green economies in the Mediterranean”.

2018 General Assembly


The 2018 Plan Bleu General Assembly will be held in Paris in CIHEAM's premises, on July 11, 2019. On this occasion, Plan Bleu will present to the members of the association the report on the activities carried out in 2018, the 2018 accounts, as well as the programme of activities 2019.

Final Conference of the MED Sustainable Tourism Community

06/04/2019 to 06/07/2019

On the 5th – 7th June 2019, the MED Sustainable Tourism Community gathered in Barcelona on the occasion of the Mediterranean Sustainable Tourism Convention 2019 to debate the tourism sector’s contribution to a more sustainable and inclusive growth in the Mediterranean region. Panel discussions, round tables, workshops, side events and sites visits, showcased how territorial projects of the Interreg MED Sustainable Tourism Community can help in preserving the unique landscapes and precious resources of the Mediterranean by promoting a sustainable tourism.