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SwitchMed Connect 2018

The SwitchMed Connect 2018 is the unique gathering about environmental and social innovations in the Mediterranean that will be celebrating its third edition in the City of Barcelona. It will take place on 13-15 November 2018 at the San Pau Art Nouveau Site. Join the +400 participants from various corners of the Mediterranean and look into ways to accelerate the Circular Economy on many levels
Published on Aug 01, 2016

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Based on the experiences of the first phase of the SwitchMed Programme, we are excited to announce you that in few days SwitchMed programme stakeholders, coming from 8 countries, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia will be gathered together from 13 to 15 November 2018 in the Sant Pau Art Nouveau site in Barcelona. This year’s theme is “The Circular Economy in Action in the Mediterranean?



On the industry level, beneficiary industries in the region will showcase how they become more resource efficient and competitive by saving water, energy, raw materials and waste. These stakeholders will explain how beneficial their experience was after being introduced to eco-innovative technologies for cleaner production and creation of new jobs

On the policy level, our beneficiaries will be presenting their experience on how SwitchMed has contributed to reinforce an enabling environment for the adoption of policies that foster the integration of sustainable production and consumption.

During workshops, our Switchers will unveil their services, products and tell us more their own lessons learned about accessing to funds, the training and the incubation phase among other specific topics. Participants will discuss ways to stimulate more efficiently the ecosystem for sustainable entrepreneurship that contributes to the creation of employment, and sustainable growth.

We will examine together the opportunities and barriers in the region, and look into ways to accelerate the Circular Economy on many levels.

We have one more surprise for you: you ll discover our exhibition which showcases the success stories of the entrepreneurs in the Mediterranean who work with business models based on the circular economy concepts: eco-design, production, consumption, use and disposal of the products.


Check out the agenda