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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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