Support for the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)
26 October 2021, 09:00 – 13:00 CEST

09:00 - 09:30

Registration and technical check

Participants can join the virtual conference 30 min prior, in order to check the technicalities

Virtual stakeholder event – 26. October 2021

09:30 - 09:45

Agenda and objective of the meeting

  • Claudio Bogliotti, CIHEAM-Bari, Italy
  • Stefan A. Haffner, DLR, Germany
09:45 - 10:15

Welcome and opening remarks

  • Nienke Buisman, Co-chair UfM Bureau Platform on R&I, European Commission DG RTD
  • Mahamoud Abu Hussein, Co-chair UfM Bureau Platform on R&I, HCST, Jordan
  • Itaf Ben Abdallah, Senior Advisor on Higher Education and Research, UfM Secretariat
10:15 - 10:45

New EU approach and communication on a renewed partnership in the region

  • Birgit Loeser, European Commission, DG EEAS
10:45 - 11:15

Presentation of TCIPs and roadmaps on Health, Renewable Energy, Climate Change

  • Sonia Abdelhak, Institut Pasteur, Tunisia
  • Sara Rainieri, University of Parma, Italy
  • Abdullah Al-Musa, Islamic World Academy of Sciences, Jordan
11:15 - 11:30

Presentation of the draft UfM Implementation Plan

  • Armela Dino, Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain
11:30 - 12:15

Plenary panel discussion on UfM Implementation Plan modalities and actions

Each panelist has 3 minutes for a preliminary comment. During the panel presentation the audience will be able to send question via the chat.

Moderation: CIHEAM-Bari

  • Heba Gaber, European Commission DG RTD
  • Giuseppe Provenzano, Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)
  • Mohamed El Shinawi, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Egypt
  • Roula Atweh, CNRS, Lebanon
  • Maurizio Cellura, University of Palermo
  • N.N., European Commission, DG NEAR

Thematic breakout sessions on TCIPs and roadmaps implementation modalities

The audience will be divided into three break-out-sessions: 1. Heath, 2. Renewable Energy, 3. Climate Change.

12:15 - 12:45

1. Health

Facilitator: Tanja Gillmann, DLR
Expert: Sonia Abdelhak

2. Renewable Energy

Facilitator: Stefan A. Haffner, DLR
Expert: Sara Rainieri

3. Climate Change

Facilitator: C. Bogliotti, CIHEAM-Bari
Expert: Abdullah Al-Musa

12:45 - 13:00

Wrap-up and closing remarks

  • Mahamoud Abu Hussein, Co-chair UfM Bureau Platform on R&I, HCST, Jordan