Entrepreneurs Track 2: Circular Economy Opportunities In The Mediterranean Cities (Part 1)
Circular economies derive social and environmental benefits by considering product life cycles holistically, from production and consumption to waste management and markets for secondary raw materials. Cities that embrace the principles of the circular economy can reap these benefits and at the same time help to foster resilient and prosperous communities. Participants will learn about cities that are leading the way in this domain, see concrete examples of circular economy solutions being applied in cities in the Mediterranean, and come away with knowledge to inspire them to think about how to bring these solutions to their own cities. This session is organised by Alfredo Balmaceda, ZICLA, and Yair Engel, EPEA Cradle to Cradle, with a keynote by Francoise Bonnet, ACR+, and interventions from the European Commission, the City of Barcelona, and the Palestinian Housing Council, amongst others.
Industry Track 2: MED TEST II Programme: Future Implementation and Scaling Up of SwitchMed Components: How Can We Effectively Scale Up? (only by invitation)
The Country Teams will gain a practical framework for approaching the development of National Scaling Up Roadmap by presenting the results of their initial reflections (drawing on pre-work) regarding scaling up actions from a policy perspective, and then they will work in Country Teams to identify potential scaling up actions related to other levels of intervention. Organisers: Joyce Miller & Eli de Friend (CAPRESE), Roberta de Palma (UNIDO), Carolina Gonzales-Müller (UNIDO), Vladimir Anastasov (UNIDO), Vladimír Dobes (UNIDO), Matthew Lagod (SCP/RAC).
Finance Track 1: Capacity Building Session for Green Entrepreneurs and Start-ups: How to effectively access to finance?
How to succeed in accessing finance as a Green Start-up? Green entrepreneurs are invited to explore with financiers how to crack the financing nut. This session is organised by SCP/RAC, FEBEA.
Civil Society Track 2: Building A Mediterranean Network Of Local, Agroecological Solidarity Partnerships
This session aims at broadly presenting the Mediterranean Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) network project and its partners and describing more specifically some CSA initiatives (e.g. France, Palestine, Catalunya). In the first part, the coordinators of the network will provide the participants with a better insight into the needs of the network. The second part will be devoted to open discussion about potential partners and synergies with other networks like the SwitchMed Initiative.