Solar Energy Forum

Solar Energy Forum

Barcelona, the capital of the 1st Solar Energy forum, in the framework of the Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders

November 27th, 2014


In the framework of the 8th edition of the Mediterranean Week of Economic Leades that will be held from the 26th to the 28th of November, ASCAME and the Chamber of Commerce of Industry and Navigation of Barcelona will organize the 1st Mediterranean Solar Forum on the 27th of November, that analyzes the challenges and opportunities that the Solar Energy Market represents in the Mediterranean Basin. This VIII edition will focus on key aspects essential to the sustainable and inclusive development of the Mediterranean region such as renewable energies and eco-efficiency. This year the focus will be made on Green Economy.



The Mediterranean Solar Forum will focus on social impact, training, policy impact and the challenges in the solar sector. It will gather, for the first time, the projects of the “ENPI CBC MED Solar cluster” established in Amman, Jordan in October 2013 and composed of all the ENPI CBC Strategic Projects promoting the growth of the Mediterranean Solar sector: FOSTEr in MED; SHAAMS; MED SOLAR; DIDSOLIT-PB; STS-MED and  MED DESIRE. In other words, the event will bring together 6 strategic projects from the European Union Neighborhood Policy and of its financing instrument (ENPI), it includes European Union members and partner countries located along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. These projects are working on and promoting the development of the solar energy in the Mediterranean basin. The forum will be inaugurated by Philippe de Fontaine Vive, Vice-President, European Investment Bank; Teresa Ribeiro, Deputy Secretary General for Energy, Union for the Mediterranean; Omar Moro, President, Renewable Energies Commission, ASCAME and Ahmed El Wakil, President, Environment Commission, ASCAME.


The event is organized in the framework of the FOSTEr in Med project, whose objective is to transfer the know how in the solar energy innovative field, to implement and promote a share design methodology and to promote Solar Energy innovative technologies at civil society level; SHAAMS project that promotes the development of common strategies on the solar energy sector in the Mediterranean thanks to a close collaboration between public and private actors. The main outputs of the project are 24 multilateral exchange missions, 8 capacity building actions and 3 technology transfer and brokerage events (Jordan, Lebanon and Spain) and STS-MED project that focus on the development, implementation and diffusion of pioneering technologies to improve energy efficiency in public buildings. Among the partners who manage these 3 projects figure members of the network of ASCAME the main representative of the private sector in the Mediterranean, which  is currently represented in the consortia of 22 projects in the Mediterranean basin.


The forum will also count on the collaboration of the MED-SOLAR project that is building 4 solar plants models on the roof of hospitals and universities in Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan with the intention of promoting and transferring occidental know-how technology while solving structural energy problems in these countries. The DIDSOLITPB project will be also presented in the framework of the forum. Its objective is to promote the sustainable and harmonious cooperation process at the Mediterranean Basin level by dealing with the common challenges and enhancing its endogenous potential. It finances cooperation activities as a contribution to the economic, social, environmental and cultural development of the Mediterranean region.


Finally the MED DESIRE will also participate in the event. The project works to facilitate the take up of distributed solar energy and energy efficiency in the target regions, by achieving an effective cross-border cooperation and by raising public awareness on the related benefits for the environment and for sustainable local development.


The forum will also count on the collaboration, as media partner, of the leading Spanish language news agency and the fourth largest news agency in the world, EFE; of the online international news magazine focused on Spain and Maghreb for the Mediterranean leaders’ interest ATALAYAR; and the French online publication that delivers real-time, reliable, independent information on the economy in the Mediterranean, ECONOSTRUM.


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