Monday 16th

During the first day of the USUDS Final Assembly, there was time to present the three City Development Strategies and to evaluate the impact of the work done by the Knowledge Transfer Centers of the USUDS project in the Maghreb and Mashreq areas, and  their activities and seminars linked to methodological innovations and identification of good practices.

Presentation and assessment of the USUDS Project activities 

10.30h Welcoming and registration 

11.00h Opening 

  • Mr. Mabrouk Kossentini, Mayor of Sfax
  • Mr. Mohamed Idaomar, President of MedCities
  • Mr. Mokhtar Hammami, General Director of Local Administration of Tunisia
  • Mr. Hector Santcovsky, Director of Strategic Planning of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona
  • Mr. Hamze Jammoul, Joint Management Authority ENPI-CBCMED Program

11.30h Strategic planning in the Mediterranean: the USUDS Project experiences 
Chair: Mr. Farouk Tebbal, International Expert of the USUDS Project. 

  • Mr. Karim Elouardani, UDS Local Team Coordinator, Sousse Municipality
  • Mrs. Constantina Constantinidou, UDS Local Team Coordinator, Larnaka Municipality
  • Mrs. Diana Hammoud, Council Member, Saida Municipality

13.30h Lunch 

15.30h Knowledge transfer in the USUDS project and the MedCities network
Chair: Mr. Alfons Segura, International Expert of the USUDS project 

  • Mr. Mounir Rekik, Responsible for the Sfax KTC 
  • Mr. Abdallah Abdul Wahab, Platform Manager of the Urban Community of Al Fayhaa KTC 
  • Mrs. Deborah Salafranca, Platform Manager of CIEDES Foundation – Málaga KTC 
  • Mr. Oriol Barba, Responsible for the USUDS-Medcites Platform 

17.00h Assessment of the USUDS project and perspectives for the future

  •  Mr. Joan Parpal, USUDS Project Leader and General Secretary of MedCities 

17.30h Closing of the first day