The Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders, MedaWeek Barcelona, reaches this year its 14th edition immersed in a context of high uncertainty and social and economic crisis. Therefore, now more than ever, it is necessary for all actors in the Mediterranean region to join forces to face the challenges of the post-pandemic era and relaunch the Mediterranean integration process promoted 25 years ago in Barcelona.

20th November 2020

17.30 - 19.00


As outlined by the EC, there is a need for stronger integration of research and innovation objectives in the guidelines of broader industrial and macro-economic policies. It is therefore necessary to ensure an appropriate design of sectorial policies and strategies, improving capacity building and resources allocated to the national research and innovation system, as well as to improve knowledge transfer and move up the value chain on an international scale to create an enabling environment for innovation and creativity.

Principal Tunisian sectors depending on land and water management, forestry and agriculture, are key sources of economic growth and rural development. Despite the necessary changes towards industrialization, service sector and tourism in recent Tunisian economic diversification, the agricultural and forestry sectors are still essential for the achievement of national objectives in relation to food security, employment, regional equilibrium and social cohesion, as well as supporting rural livelihoods and employment for about a quarter of the Tunisian workforce.


Annelies Broekman

researcher at Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals (CREAF) (moderator) & partner of FASTER H2020 project

Sihem Jebari

Institut National de Recherches en Génie Rural, Eaux et Forêts (INRGREF) & Project coordinators of FASTER H2020 project

Ali Rhouma

Senior Project Officer at PRIMA Foundation

Almotaz Abadi

Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Managing Director/Senior regional cooperation Expert

Giuseppe Provenzano

Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Research and Innovation Division

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Join us at the International Projects Panel and get to know the new trends,
find inspiration, and most importantly: do great business!


  • B2B Networking meetings between regional and global investors and entrepreneurs from the Mediterranean arranged in a speed dating format.
  • Showcase your innovation and technological skills.
  • Support entrepreneurs and start-ups to showcase their innovative projects to investors.
  • Join our list of Mediterranean Halal Industry Forum Sponsors & Partners.
  • Encourage and register team members who are interested in innovation to attend the Forum.

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