The project integrates the activities set for the 2018-2020 of the Western Mediterranean Forum for Higher Education, Research and Innovation (Dialogue 5+5) endorsed by all member countries (Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia) within the framework of the Work Plan of the Tunis Declaration approved during the inter-ministerial conference held in March 2017.

Partners from Italy, Spain and Tunisia with the support of local stakeholders will strive to develop education and training paths aiming at creating an advanced shared knowledge and common methodological ground on the key sectors of Blue Economy in the Mediterranean basin while fostering North-South and South-South cooperation among public and private stakeholders.

Advanced training for local authorities, municipality officers and representatives of the private sector, on marine spatial planning and its application for fisheries and aquaculture.

Venue: Trieste, Italy

Lead: OGS

Date: 23 – 25 September 2019

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Training-of-trainers for young professionals in the field of marine sciences on environmental monitoring techniques to manage the environmental impacts on fisheries and aquaculture.

Venue: Sfax, Tunisia

Lead: UniSfax

Dates: 21 – 26 October 2019

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Professional and Research mobility initiative (or Job Shadowing) designed for young professionals in the marine and maritime field: PhD students, researchers, high-qualified professors.

Venue: Mediterranean area

Lead: UPM & OGS

Date: first semester 2020

Study Visit to the “Trieste System” a hub for science, business and society interactions in a wide geographical area such as Northeast of Italy and Central Eastern Europe during the European Science Open Forum (ESOF 2020).

Venue: Trieste, Italy

Lead: OGS

Advanced training for trainers on the effective management and sustainable development of fisheries resources and aquaculture.

Venue: Bizerte, Tunisia


Dates: to be confirmed

The project is co-funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) of the European Union