Workshop for demo-site stackeholders

Oct, 2023

During October of 2023, the first set of project workshops to establish local demo-site stakeholders’ connection and growth took place in Gebze (TR), Athens (GR), and Taranto (IT).

Great job done by TÜBİTAK, Yurt Mühendislik, EYDAP, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche in organizing the events and collecting interests of the local stakeholders, who showed warm willingness to be part of this important contribution to the EU Mission "Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030".

The aim of this first workshops was to:

  • offer stakeholders a comprehensive overview of the project and its demonstration sites.
  • establish the social empowerment and shared accountability among stakeholders regarding the remediation needs, governance, and evolution of the demo-sites.
  • facilitate the involvement of stakeholders in roundtable discussions.
  • address project-related inquiries from stakeholders and gather their input; recognize the role of stakeholders in the project.

October 2, 2023

The workshop at the Turkish demo site was carried out in TUBITAK Gebze Campus, Turkey.

It was attended by different organizations representing ministries, local authorities, municipalities, water utilities, sewerage administrations, wastewater treatment plant owners and operators, universities, research organizations, NGO’s, unions, industries, private and public investors.

October 4, 2023

The workshop at the Greece demo site was carried out in EYDAP Athens,Greece. Representatives from the Public Water Supply and Sewerage Companies, Public Authorities, Academic Communities and Research Centers, and NGOs and private sector were present.

October 11, 2023

The workshop at the Italian demo-site was carried out in University of Bari, Sede di Paolo VI, Taranto. Participants from public authorities, public investors, universities and research and development centers were in attendance of the event.

We are looking forward to the second (2024) and the third (2025) set of workshops as they will see the stakeholders' engagement grow. A heavily grateful thanks to the RHE-MEDiation communities that attended these workshops with participatory attitude, and great expectation to see them again as initiative leaders in the next years' events.