The organisers for this event are the European Commission (Joint Research Centre and DG Research and Innovation), the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) and the Cyprus Institute (CyI).  Please read below for more information about the organisers. 

EC - European Commission: Joint Research Centre (JRC) and DG Research and Innovation (DG R&I)  

As the in-house science service of the European Commission, the JRC's mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. In this context, the JRC provides scientific assessments to address societal and economic challenges that derive from the evolving vulnerability of the European and global natural resources.

 Within DG R&I, the 'Healthy Planet' Directorate supports the transition to a healthy planet, which, by 2050, is climate neutral, and where consumption and production operate within safe planetary boundaries. The focus of activities encompasses circular economy and bio-based systems; bioeconomy and food systems; climate and planetary boundaries; healthy oceans and seas; and ecological and social transitions.

 UfM: Union for the Mediterranean 

The UfM’s mission is to enhance regional cooperation, dialogue and the implementation of projects and initiatives that have a tangible impact on citizens, with an emphasis on young people and women, in order to address the three strategic objectives of the Mediterranean region: stability, human development and integration. Because of its geographical composition, institutional governance and working methodology, the UfM is the ideal organisation for taking into account the priorities of both the EU – as reflected in the reviewed European Neighbourhood Policy and the Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy – and the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries.

 PRIMA: Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area   

By funding R&I through competitive calls, PRIMA aims to build research and innovation capacities and to develop knowledge and common innovative solutions for agri-food systems (to make them sustainable) and for integrated water provision and management in the Mediterranean area (to make those systems more climate resilient, efficient, cost-effective and environmentally and socially sustainable), and to contribute to solving water scarcity, food security, nutrition, health, well-being and migration problems upstream. PRIMA consists of European Union Member States, Horizon 2020 Associated Countries and Mediterranean Partner Countries who participate on an equal footing with the European Commission, under the framework of art.185 of the TFEU.

 CyI: The Cyprus Institute 

The CyI is an international science, technology and educational organisation with an overarching mission to strengthen the research community and culture of Cyprus in order to help transform its economy to a knowledge-based one, and to serve as a research and innovation hub for the Eastern Mediterranean region by addressing issues of regional relevance and global significance. Recognising the unique geopolitical location of Cyprus, CyI aspires to serve as a European Union gateway to research and technology in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (EMME) region and, in this way, advance peace and prosperity and promote cooperation among the peoples of the EMME region for a sustainable future.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

European Commission (EC-JRC Joint Research Centre and DG Research and Innovation):

  • Giovanni Bidoglio This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Jann Martinsohn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Katja Klasinc This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Pavel Misiga This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CyI Cyprus Institute:

  • Nicolas Jarraud This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Functional e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

UfM Union for the Mediterranean:

  • Almotaz Abadi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Samira Shaban Pina This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mirian Gonzalo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PRIMA Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area:

  • Antonella Autino This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Ali Rhouma This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We also wish to thank our communications and technical team:

  • CyI:
    • Angelos Alexandrou
    • Sozanna Andreou
    • Sophia Aristides
    • Veronica Charalambous
    • Chariklia Hephaestou
    • Tim Taylor
    • Pavlos Tsiartas
  • EC-JRC: Christel de Jonge (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • PRIMA: Sara Elmaghraby (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • UfM: Ainhoa Goma (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)