Circle the Med
The Mediterranean Online Forum 2020
9-13 November
Original music score by Evanthia Reboutsika

// our mission

Circle the Med Forum represents a pathway to sustainability. It follows a new development model that decouples growth from resource constraints. We are promoting new production-consumption models and business initiatives in a “circular way”.

// the pillars

// the forum

A prosperous and peaceful Mediterranean region in which people enjoy a high quality of life and where sustainable development takes place within the carrying capacity of healthy ecosystems by sharing common economic and environmental policy frameworks.

Circle the Med is about rethinking. Is about how we use our raw materials and resources to create a sustainable economy free of waste and emissions. Is about shifting from the current linear model of “take, make, waste” to an economy where we “reduce, reuse, recycle”. Is about cultural differences as well as similarities. Is about sustainable growth. Is about preservation of resources and our way of life by making it sustainable, or technically viable indefinitely.

Circle the Med represents a community promoting the “Med circular way” of thinking.

// news / events

4th online debate - "Mediterranean and Blue Growth: How to plan a Sustainable Blue Economy?"
Mr. George Kremlis, as President of the Circle the Med Forum and the International “Circular Clima Institute” of the European Public Law Organization (EPLO) will host Mr. Dimitrios Oikonomou, Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy, Mrs. Eleni Hatziyanni Policy Officer DG MARE, Mrs. Lise Guennal, Project Officer for the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR) and Dr. Andrea Barbanti, Research Manager at National Research Council - Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR).
3rd online debate - “Resilient food supply chains lessons learned”
The outbreak of the coronavirus brings about unprecedented challenges for the EU agri-food sector. The sector responds and adapts to the new circumstances, including logistical disruptions and rapidly evolving demand, with efficiency, supported by measures taken by the European Commission.