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Press Release – Spotlight on the Mediterranean area
22.10.2012, 12:05 (CET)
The Cyprus Presidency will highlight the importance of Mediterranean cooperation as an instrument to ensure peace, stability and growth in the region, during a Conference on October 24 and 25 in Lefkosia (Nicosia). The Conference is organised together with the European Territorial Cooperation Programme MED and the Neighburhood Cross-border Cooperation Programme in the Mediterranean Sea Basin ENPI MED and will include participants from neighbouring Mediterranean countries.

Conference participants will exchange views on achievements obtained through current and past cooperation experiences in the region, as well as examining the potential for future cooperation. In particular, the participants will reflect on how to best develop synergies for sustainable cooperation in the Mediterranean area to successfully tackle joint Mediterranean challenges.

The first day of the Conference, which will be held at the ‘Filoxenia’ Conference Centre in Lefkosia (Nicosia) will have a political focus. Trends, challenges and perspectives on the Mediterranean will be discussed between policy makers, Mediterranean and international organizations and civil society, offering strategic and thematic orientation for the future programmes.

The second day is dedicated to visits organised jointly with and hosted by Cypriot project partners. Four parallel visits combined with thematic networking meetings in a workshop format will take place. Each of these trips will start with a project visit in which Cypriot partners will present concrete examples and activities implemented. Participants will exchange views on other initiatives, projects, milestones, approaches and results within these themes and search for synergies and capitalisation potentials. Finally, the participants will reflect and discuss on possible thematic orientations for the programming period 2014-2020.

The various site visits will take place to the research area of the Enerscapes Project at the village of Ayia Anna,  to the village of Lefkara to look at the work of the ElihMED strategic project, to the AGROCHEPACK project in Xylotymbou and Xylofagou,where  an analysis of the waste management solutions developed will be presented as well as to Limassol to learn more about the management of coastal zones and maritime risks in the Mediterranean in the context of the strategic project MEDESS4-MS and the MAREMED project.

For more information on the programme and the excursions, the conference programme can be found here.