Overview: About Vision Med 2030 and the North-South Event
Launched in July 2019, Vision Med 2030 is a debate process designed to boost civil society’s trans-national reflection and strategic thinking on the future of the Mediterranean region. It provides civil society actors and stakeholders with a dialogue platform aimed at shaping a vision of the Mediterranean for the years to come.
Through this envisioning exercise on the challenges of the Mediterranean as a common destiny, Vision Med 2030 wishes to provide a framework to its participants to develop a coherent, shared set of conceptualizations, values and goals on the future of the region that shapes its development path, preserves its rich natural and cultural heritage, and celebrates its unique character.
The year 2020 marked the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona declaration, which paved the way to a new period of cooperation and integration among the nations of the Euro-Mediterranean space. The challenges and the crises the Mediterranean basin is facing today – whether at the political, socio-economic, environmental or cultural level – require a new vision and an invigorated commitment by the citizens and the civil society of the region to create the conditions for building a common future.
Vision Med 2030 is composed of three stages of consultation and participatory work:
Vision Med 2030 North-South will gather around 55 participants from the two shores. It shall engage as well regional institutions and governmental representatives in debating the outputs of this process. The event also aims at preparing the ground and enlarging the arena of a pilot advocacy campaign on the Mediterranean as a common destiny which is carried out by four CSOs operating in the region, and supported by Med Dialogue. The event will also be an opportunity to present and discuss the findings of our Bridging the Sea (https://meddialogue.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Publication-Bridging-the-sea.pdf) research, and to collect and match together ideas and practices that could inspire the successive operations of the Programme.
“It is high time for us to start seeking solutions together to the exacerbating common challenges of our region. We respect the past and present struggles of the peoples of the Mediterranean to achieve better living conditions, and we acknowledge that all of us have something to contribute towards this end. Our diversity is at the heart of our strength and unity”
Excerpt from the Maghreb-Mashrek Workshops’ statement
Vision Med 2030 North-South event aims at achieving the following objectives:
The Vision Med 2030 North-South Workshop will be implemented by a group of qualified facilitators, and will consist of:
– Plenary sessions and working groups,
– Networking spaces and facilities,
– Public debates.
Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality represents the continued commitment of the European Union in supporting the civil society in Southern Neighbourhood countries. It recalls the importance of the civil society as an agent for change, an essential component for democracy, whose participation in public processes and in policy dialogues would lead to more inclusive and effective policies, sustainable development, and accountability.
BJCEM Network will be represented by Mr. Karsten Xuereb from Inizjamed association, Malta.
More info here -> https://meddialogue.eu/vision-med-2030/