Under the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and with the kind support of the European Commission, the National Research Council of Italy organizes the conference ‘EuroMED Cooperation. Inland and Marine Water Challenges’, aimed at enhancing the international cooperation on research and innovation.
The event is designed as a two day conference – four parallel thematic workshop and a plenary session – embracing present scientific and political debate for the identification of urgent challenges related to the proper management of the inland and marine waters, with special emphasis to their link, and the impacts on society and sustainable economic growth. The Mediterranean Region is indeed involved in relevant economic activities from fisheries to coastal tourism that are clearly affected by the inland and marine water management issue. Research and innovation achievements shall therefore be reached and shared by all Mediterranean countries in a cooperation perspective.
In complementary with relevant on-going initiatives, the conference provides a unique opportunity for the European and non-European scientific communities, policy makers from national Ministries, international Institutions, and inter-governmental bodies, and relevant stakeholders from private sector, to discuss an innovative issue and identify key societal challenges and research priorities connected to the link between inland and marine water, with particular regard to the enhancement of the Euro Mediterranean international cooperation.
One of the main feature of this event will be the launch of the “Naples Conference Report” to address a mid-term perspective common strategy that responds to and impacts on international science policy cooperation and developments.