Program & Documents

8th meeting

Schedule overview (CEST)

  • 8.50 - 9.05                         
  • 9:05-9:20                         
  • 9:20-10:05                         
  • 10:05-10:50                         
  • 10:50-11:05                         
  • 11:05-11:50                         
  • 11:50-12:30                         
  • 12:30-13:30                         
  • 13:30-14:15                         
  • 14:15-15:00                         
  • 15:00-15:15                         
  • 15:15-15h45                         
  • 15:45-16:15                         
  • 16:15-16:45                         
  • 16:45-17:00                         

Tuesday 28th September

  • Welcome of participants
  • : Update on overall progress of Med2050 with focus on the timeline and sharing of the Fact Sheets

    François Guerquin
  • Fact Sheet 8: Migration dynamics and policies

    Presentation by A. Parant followed by discussion with the group
  • Fact Sheet 38: Observation, monitoring and warning systems in the Mediterranean region

    Presentation by A. Lafitte followed by discussion with the group
  • Coffee Break
  • Fact Sheet 30: Social changes and lifestyle. Changes in production and consumption patterns (merged with Fact Sheet n° 22: New production and consumption models that are more environmentally friendly or based on nature and their impacts. Green Economy prospects)

    presentation by M. Outers followed by discussion with the group
  • Fact Sheet 3: Geopolitics of the Mediterrranean, traditional and new "entrants" (States - like China, public or private actors, NGOs, etc.) - (merged with Fact Sheet n°37 : Global security in the Mediterranean (defense, military tensions, terrorism...)

    Presentation by N. Mazzucchi followed by discussion with the group
  • Lunch Break
  • Presentation of additional Fact Sheet (to be confirmed)
    Fact Sheet n° 2 : The Mediterranean identity, between change and fragmentation
    Fact Sheet n° 21 : Knowledge society, innovation and new technologies (digital, etc.) : good opportunity or not for the economy and the environment in the Mediterranean

    Plan Bleu Team
  • Discussion with the members of the Group on the state of play for the following Fact Sheets :
    Fact Sheet n° 5 : Financing of development in the Mediterranean by public and private actors : what place for “green” finance ?
    Fact Sheet n° 26 : Inequalities, poverty, changes in social mobility, informal economy and solidarity systems : towards a widening of social divides ?
    Fact Sheet n° 27 : Changing value systems, cultural representations and religious practices
    Fact Sheet n° 31 : Democracy, participation and emancipation of civil society
    Fact Sheet n° 33 : Multi-stakeholder and multi-scale governance : States, territories, civil society, economic actors, scientists (to be merged with 31 ?)

  • Coffee Break
  • Inception phase of Module 2 - Contrasting visions : Survey on visions of the Mediterranean region and Sea future by 2050 targeting 15 personalities
    Review of personalities to be interviewed (confirmed / to be confirmed / identified gap on the diversity of interviewees

    Presentation by Lina / Khadidja, followed by discussion with the group
  • Inception phase of Module 2 - Contrasting visions : Large scale survey on visions of the Mediterranean region and Sea future by 2050
    Update on the questionnaire and its dissemination

    Presentation by Lina / Khadidja, followed by discussion with the group
  • Module 3 - Designing scenarios

    Presentation by D. Lacroix / J. Theys followed by discussion with the group
  • Summary of the day, next steps and closure of the meeting

    François Guerquin

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7th meeting

Schedule overview (CEST)

  • 8.50 - 9.05                         
  • 9:05-9:20                         
  • 9:20-10:05                         
  • 10:05-10:50                         
  • 10:50-11:05                         
  • 11:05-11:50                         
  • 11:50-12:30                         
  • 12:30-13:45                         
  • 13:45-14:30                         
  • 14:30-15:15                         
  • 15:15-15:30                         
  • 15:30-16h15                         
  • 16:15-17:00                         

Wednesday 7th July

  • Welcome of participants
  • : Update on overall progress of Med2050 with focus on the timeline and sharing of the Fact Sheets

    Jacques Theys and François Guerquin
  • Fact Sheet 3: Geopolitics of the Mediterranean, traditional and new “entrants” (States – like China, public or private actors, NGOs, etc.)

    Y. Slaoui
  • Fact Sheet 4: The place of the Mediterranean in European policies and the Green Deal

    S. Tsani & F. Boero
  • Coffee Break
  • Fact Sheet 15: Exploitation and ownership of the marine resources of the Mediterranean (exploitation of gas, deep mineral resources, renewable energies, etc.). The consequences of the offshore expansion

    S. Tsani
  • Fact Sheet 19: The energy transition in the Mediterranean – from production to use

    H. Ben Jannet
  • Lunch Break
  • Fact Sheet 21: Knowledge society, innovation and new technologies (digital, etc.):good opportunity or not for the economy and the environment in the Mediterranean?

    B. Rahmouni
  • Fact Sheet 26: Inequalities, poverty, changes in social mobility, the informal economy and solidarity systems: towards a widening of social divides?(

    B.Rahmouni
  • Coffee Break
  • Fact Sheet 28: The place of young people in society and relations between generations. Youth employment and taking care of seniors

    K. Ben Charfi
  • Fact Sheet 32: The prevention of major risks (climate, health, etc.) and crisis situations: between anticipation, public action and collective resilience

    M. Negev and A. Dolez

Schedule overview (CEST)

  • 8.50 - 9.05                         
  • 9:05-9:50                         
  • 9:50-10:35                         
  • 10:35-10:50                         
  • 10:50-11:35                         
  • 11:35-12:30                         
  • 12:30-14:00                         
  • 14:00-15:00                         

Tuesday 8th July

  • Welcome of participants
  • Fact Sheet 34 : Changes in environmental awareness, the role of the media, training

    L. Lazaro
  • Fact Sheet 25: Tourism (and tourist mobility) prospects and their impacts on the environment and coastal or regional economies

    I. Spilanis
  • Coffee Break
  • Mainstreaming into Public Policy (North and South)

    A. Kraemer
  • review of unfinished Factsheets for which views of the Foresight Group are expected: 5 (Financing for Development), 27, 30, 31

    S. Tsani
  • Lunch Break
  • Workplan second semester 2021

6th meeting

Schedule overview (CEST)

  • 8:50                         
  • 9:05-9:20                         
  • 9:20-9:55                         
  • 9:55-10:30                         
  • 10:30-11:00                         
  • 11:00-11:15                         
  • 11h15-11:50                         
  • 11:50-12:25                         
  • 12:25-14:00                         
  • 14:00-14:35                         
  • 14:35-15:30                         
  • 15:30-15h45                         
  • 15:45-16:45                         
  • 16:45-17:00                         

Wednesday 9th June

  • Welcome of participants
  • : Reminder on the role, content, issues and timeline of the Fact Sheets and progress of work

    Jacques Theys and François Guerquin
  • Fact Sheet 13: The evolution of greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation policies. Regional differences in emission trends and leverage for action

    Emanuela Menichetti
  • Fact Sheet 1. Major trends in the global context up to 2050 (“megatrends”) and their consequences on the Mediterranean

    Jacques Theys
  • Fact Sheet 16. The future of fisheries and aquaculture; its impacts (ecological, social ...)

    Denis Lacroix
  • Coffee Break
  • Fact Sheet 31: Democracy, participation, and emancipation of civil society Opportunities and barriers to the blue economy

    M.Scoullos
  • Fact Sheet 17: The evolution of “living” resources and terrestrial natural heritages: forests, wetlands, animal and plant biodiversity

    Catherine Numa
  • Lunch Break
  • FFact Sheet 10: The concentration of activities on the coast: trends, conflicts on the use of space, impacts on the environment and the sea, risks

    Antoine Lafitte
  • Looking forward: roadmap for finalization of Module 1

    Lina Tode and François Guerquin
  • Coffee Break
  • Looking forward: roadmap for Module 2

    Jacques Theys and Denis Lacroix
  • Summary of the day, next steps and closure of the meeting

5th meeting

Schedule overview (CEST)

  • 8:50                         
  • 9:05                         
  • 9:15-9:20                         
  • 9:20-9:30                         
  • 9:30-10:15                         
  • 10:15-11:00                         
  • 11:00-11h15                         
  • 11:15-12:00                         
  • 12:00-14:00                         
  • 14:00-14:45                         
  • 14:45-15:30                         
  • 15:30-15h45                         
  • 15:45-16:45                         
  • 16:45-17:00                         

Wednesday 28th April

  • Welcome of participants
  • - Introductory remarks to the meeting

    Mrs. Tatjana Hema, Deputy Coordinator of the Mediterranean Action Plan, UNEP/MAP
  • Agenda of the meeting
  • Reminder on the role, content, issues and timeline of the Fact Sheets and progress of work

    Jacques Theys and Arnaud Comolet
  • Fact Sheet 18: The Water-Soil-Agriculture-Food-Environment Nexus

    Pascal Bergeret and Omar Bessaoud
  • Fact Sheet 9: The Urban transition in the North and South

    Najet Aroua
  • Coffee Break
  • Fact Sheet 23: Opportunities and barriers to the blue economy

    Denis Lacroix and Christophe Le Visage
  • Lunch Break
  • Fact sheet 6: The international governance of the marine environment in the Mediterranean

    Mar Otero, and Francois Simard, IUCN
  • Fact Sheet 22: New production and consumption models

    Magali Outters, SCP/RAC
  • Coffee Break
  • Implementation difficulties of Fact Sheets
  • Summary of the day, next steps and closure of the meeting

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4th meeting

Schedule overview (CET)

  • 8:50                         
  • 9:05                         
  • 9:30-11:15                         
  • 9:30                         
  • 10:00                         
  • 11:00                         
  • 11:15-12:30                         
  • 11:15                         
  • 11:45                         
  • 12:30                         
  • 14:00-15:15                         
  • 14:00                         
  • 14:30                         
  • 14:45                         
  • 15:15-16:45                         
  • 15:15                         
  • 15:45                         
  • 16:00                         
  • 16:45-17:00                         

Wednesday 17th March

  • Welcome of participants
  • - Introduction of the new members of the Foresight Group

    - Review of the results of the previous phases of the work. Update on the programme implementation.

    - Presentation of the Agenda of the meeting.
  • Session I – Qualification of Disruptions - Results of the Questionnaire
  • Presentation of the results of the questionnaire on the qualification of disruptions
  • Discussion with the Members of the Group
  • Coffee Break
  • Session II – The European Environment Agency Megatrends Approachs
  • Presentation of the EEA Megatrends approach and its application in the Balkans
  • Discussion with the members of the Group
  • Lunch Break
  • Session III – Fact Sheets – Progress to date
  • Fact Sheets – Progress to date and next steps
  • The Fact Sheets, the SDGs and Indicators of the Mediterranean Strategy on Sustainable Development (MSSD)
  • Discussion with the Members of the Group
  • Session IV – The MED 2050 Time frame and Next Steps
  • Presentation of the MED 2050 Time frame (2021-2023) and Next Steps in the implementation of the programme
  • Coffee Break
  • Discussion with the Members of the Group
  • Summary of the day, next steps and closure of the meeting

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3rd meeting

Schedule overview (CET)

  • 8:50 AM                         
  • 9:05 AM                         
  • 9:30 AM                         
  • 10 AM                         
  • 10:15 AM                         
  • 10:30 AM                         
  • 11 AM                         
  • 11:15 AM                         
  • 12 PM                         
  • 12:30 PM                         
  • 1:30 PM                         
  • 2 PM                         
  • 2:30 PM                         
  • 2:45 PM                         
  • 3:30 PM                         
  • 3:45 PM                         
  • 4 PM                         
  • 4:45 PM                         

Thursday 28th January

  • Welcome of participants
  • Introduction
  • Session I - MED 2050: The Methodological Framework
  • Presentation of the Methodological Framework

    Jacques Theys and Denis Lacroix
  • The MED System, External Forces and SDGs

    Ioannis Spilanis
  • Discussion with the Members of the Group on the Methodological Framework
  • Session II - MED 2050: The Disruptions
  • Presentation of the list of Disruptions
  • Coffee Break
  • Discussion with the members of the Group on Disruptions
  • Session III - MED 2050: The Sheets on Variables (First Part)
  • Presentation of the approach and methodological issues related to Sheet n° 7 "The major demographic, northern, southern and eastern changes and their consequences on the economy or the environment"

    Alain Parant
  • Lunch Break
  • Session IV - MED 2050: The Weak Signals
  • Presentation of the list of Weak Signals
  • Discussion with the Members of the Group on Weak Signals
  • Session III (Second Part)- MED 2050: The Sheets on Variables
  • Presentation of the approach for Sheet n° 14 "The transformations of the Mediterranean ecosystem and its impacts on marine biodiversity. The evolution of pressures (pollution, etc.) and protections "

    Samir Grimes & Ferdinando Boero
  • Sheets on Variables - The State of Progress
  • Coffee Break
  • Linking the Indicators of the Mediterranean Strategy on Sustainable Development (MSSD) and the MED 2050 Sheets on Variables

    Antoine Lafitte (Plan bleu)
  • Discussion with the members of the Group on the state of play and timetable for the completion of the Sheets on variables
  • Summary of the day, next steps and closure of the meeting

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2nd meeting

Schedule overview (CET)

  • 8:50 AM                         
  • 9:10 AM                         
  • 9:30 AM                         
  • 10:00 AM                         
  • 10:30 AM                         
  • 10:45 AM                         
  • 11:45 AM                         
  • 12:00 PM                         
  • 1:30 PM                         
  • 2 PM                         
  • 2:30 PM                         
  • 3:30 PM                         
  • 3:45 PM                         
  • 4 PM                         
  • 4:45 PM                         

Wednesday, December 2nd

  • Welcome of participants
  • Introduction
  • Presentation of the new Members of the Foresight Group
  • Review of previous work - Methodology, results, comments, ambitions and limitations of the exercise, next steps
  • Session I - Comments received regarding the list of trends
  • Discussion with the members of the Group
  • Comments by some members of the Group
  • Session II - Presentation of Questionnaire n°2 (Part 1)
  • Part 1 of the questionnaire. Elements of consensus/dissensus on trends - Presentation of the responses to the Questionnaire
  • Break
  • Part 1 of Questionnaire (cont.). Discussion with the members of the Group
  • Conclusion on part 1 of the Questionnaire and the morning session
  • Lunch Break
  • Food for thought - Role and effectiveness of foresight exercises
  • Presentation of a comparative study: "Environment and development in the Mediterranean – Projections in 2005 vs Current state"
  • Discussion with the members of the Group
  • Session III - Presentation of the results of Questionnaire n°2 (Part 2)
  • Part 2 of the Questionnaire: Weighting of trends - Presentation of the responses to the Questionnaire
  • Discussion with the members of the Group
  • Break
  • Discussion with the members of the Group and conclusion on part 2 of the Questionnaire
  • Session IV - Proposition of Summary Sheets on variables
  • Proposed format for the Summary Sheets on variables
  • Proposed list of macro-variables to be analyzed
  • Feasibility of Summary Sheets on variables and call for volunteer writers
  • Discussion with the members of the Group
  • Summary of the day, next steps and closure of the meeting

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1st meeting

Schedule overview (CEST)

  • 9:00 AM                         
  • 9:15 AM                         
  • 9:30 AM                         
  • 9:45 AM                         
  • 10:15 AM                         
  • 10:30 AM                         
  • 10:45 AM                         
  • 11:00 AM                         
  • 11:10 AM                         
  • 11:30 AM                         
  • 12:00 PM                         
  • 2:00 PM                         
  • 4:00 PM                         
  • 4:15 PM                         
  • 4:50 PM                         

Tuesday, October 13th

  • Virtual welcome coffee - Connection and presentation of participants
  • Session I
    Presentations of Plan Bleu, « MED 2050 » programme and work achievements in the framework of Module 1
  • Presentation of Plan Bleu and the UN Action Plan for the Mediterranean
    François Guerquin
  • Reminder of the key objectives of the Programme « MED 2050 »
    Jacques Theys
  • Presentation of work achievements and ongoing work in the framework of Module 1 of « MED 2050 »
    Lina Tode, Anna Goubert
  • Objectives and agenda of the meeting
    Arnaud Comolet
  • Break
  • Session II
    Long Term Trends
  • Definition of « Long Term Trends »
  • Presentation of the results of the questionnaire sent to the members of the Foresight Group
  • First comments of participants on the Long Term Trends
  • Lunch Break
  • Continuation of discussions on Long Term Trends and additional inputs with regard to the systemic framework
  • Break
  • Summary of discussions on Long Term Trends
  • Introduction to the session of 14 October

Schedule overview (CEST)

  • 9:00 AM                         
  • 9:15 AM                         
  • 9:25 AM                         
  • 9:40 AM                         
  • 10:00 AM                         
  • 10:30 AM                         
  • 10:45 AM                         
  • 11:30 AM                         
  • 12:00 PM                         
  • 2:00 PM                         
  • 2:20 PM                         
  • 3:30 PM                         
  • 3:45 PM                         
  • 4:20 PM                         
  • 4:45 PM                         

Wednesday, October 14th

  • Virtual welcome coffee - Connection of participants
  • Session III
    Disruptions and Weak Signals
  • Summary of the results of the first day of the meeting and agenda of the second day
  • Definition of « Disruptions and Weak Signals »
  • Presentation of the results of the questionnaire sent to the members of the Foresight Group
  • First comments of participants on Disruptions and Weak Signals
  • Break
  • Follow-up of discussion on Disruptions and Weak Signals
  • Summary of discussion on Disruptions and Weak Signals
  • Lunch Break
  • Session IV
    Summary and next steps for « MED 2050 »
  • Presentation of a preliminary analysis of the sessions on « Long Term Trends » and « Disruptions and Weak Signals »
  • Structuration and characterization of Long Term Trends, Disruptions and Weak Signals
  • Break
  • Continuation of discussions on the structuration and characterization of Long Term Trends, Disruptions and Weak Signals
  • Next Steps for MED 2050, « Factsheets: Analysis and Outlook »
  • Summary of the meeting and closing

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