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SBE22 Sousse Seminar – Sustainable Mediterranean Cities

Sousse, Tunisia & Online



Promoting the exchange of knowledge and best practices among public authorities, research organisations and universities in relation to the Objective 3 of the Mediterranean Sustainable Development Strategy 2016-2025 “Planning and managing the sustainable Mediterranean cities” is the objective of the SBE22 Sousse Seminar.

The SBE22 Sousse Seminar is part of the SBE Series 2021-2023 and it is organised in the frame of the Sustainable MED Cities Project (ENI CBC MED Program) by Municipality of Sousse (Tunisia) in collaboration with iiSBE Italia R&D (Italy), as scientific referent, Catalan Government (Spain), UNEP/MAP, MedCity, National Observatory of Athens (Greece), Greater Irbid Municipality (Jordan), Municipality of Moukhara (Lebanon).

The seminar will be held on 19 October 2022 as a hybrid event, with the in-person sessions hosted in Sousse, Tunisia. Online participation will be through Zoom Platform. The event will take place at the building of École Pluridisciplinaire Internationale, Sousse, Tunisia.

The participation is free for both online and in person.

The program of the seminar and the registration form are available here

The seminar is articulated in 5 sessions:

  • Session 1 will have a political focus about the status of the implementation of the Agenda 2030 in the Mediterranean.
  • Session 2 will be focused on the topic of planning sustainable cities in the Mediterranean, with a particular attention to adaptation to climate change.
  • Session 3 will introduce the Istanbul Environment Friendly Cities Award organised by UNEP/MAP. The Award promotes the exchange of best practices in sustainable urban planning among Mediterranean cities.
  • Session 4 will introduce the Sustainable MED Cities project. It is a cross-border research project (Europe-North Africa-Middle East) targeted to improve the capacity of local authority in sustainable urban planning.
  • Session 5 will present the most significant research projects funded by the European Union in the Mediterranean cooperation area addressing the sustainability of the built environment.

All sessions will be accessible on Zoom. Register now