ENI CBC Med Programme 2014 – 2020 Launching conference

WEMED, Athens, 16th of December 2016

Hotel Grande Bretagne



8.00 – 9.00

Registration of participants

First session: Get inspired


Moderated by Alberto Negri, special correspondent, Il Sole24Ore, Italy

9.00 – 9.15

Welcome addresses

  • Hermina Kyprianidou, Vice-Regional Governor of Central Sector of Athens
  • Evgenia Fotoniata, Secretary Special for ERDF & Cohesion Fund Sectoral Operational

Programmes, Hellenic Ministry of Economy and Development

  • Representative of the city of Athens*

9.15-9.30 Keynote address by Dr. Sahar Nasr*, Minister of International Cooperation, Egypt

9.30- 9.35 Mediterranean cooperation towards new horizons: short movie about the ENI CBC Med Programme

09.35-10.00 Stories of Mediterranean cooperation: experiences of final beneficiaries from funded projects under the ENPI CBC Med Programme

  • Bio-Xplore project: Omri Duev, Msc degree candidate in cell biology and immunology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • NET KITE project: Ziad Hassan Abu Ayyash, Chief Technology Officer, SANNULA company, Jordan
  • LACTIMED project: Dimitris Kissas, cheesemaker and manager of the “Terra Thessalia” cluster, Greece
  • RUWOMED project: Needa Salama, member of women’s cooperative, Palestine

10.00-11.00 A stronger Mediterranean: global issues, cooperative solutions

  • Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement

Negotiations (video-message)

  • H.E. Raouf Saad, Ambassador, Chairman of the National Steering Bureau for the implementation of Egypt – EU Partnership Agreement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt
  • H.E. Efisio Luigi Marras, Ambassador of Italy to Greece
  • Hani Abdelmasih Al-Hayek, co-President of the Euro-Mediterranean Regional and Local Assembly (ARLEM) and mayor of Beit Sahour (Palestine)

11.00-11.30 Coffee/tea break

Second session: Learn


11.30 – 13.30

Focus on the ENI CBC Med Joint Operational Programme

Introduction by Anna Catte, Director of the Managing Authority, ENI CBC Med Programme

  • The Programme at a glance: strategy, governance and functioning

Federico Martire, Coordinator, Programme Branch Office for the Western Mediterranean

  • Main features of the first call for proposals

Aldo Puleo, Managing Authority, ENI CBC Med Programme

  • Questions and answers
  • Expectations from participating countries

Lamia Chamas, Program Manager, Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Lebanon

Carmen Dalli, Director Programmes and Projects, Funds and Programmes Division Ministry for  European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto, Malta


Fostering synergies and complementarities

Moderated by Luca Palazzo, Managing Authority, ENI CBC Med Programme

  • Patrizia Busolini, Project officer – Axis 4 Mediterranean governance, INTERREG MED Programme
  • Gaetano Leone, Coordinator, UNEP/MAP
  • Epaminondas Christofilopoulos, H2020 National Contact Point, Head of International Cooperation Unit of FORTH/PRAXI Network

14.15 -15.30 Lunch break

Third session: Connect


Networking session among participants so they can share their project ideas and find potential partners/consolidate existing partnerships based on the Programme Thematic Objectives and Priorities. Networking cocktail



* (to be confirmed)