Shade Med

Shared Awareness and De-confliction in the Mediterranean (SHADE MED)  is a forum where representatives from different nations and organizations interested in the Mediterranean area can meet to reach common aims. Far more than a simple international meeting, SHADE MED Conference is a yearly event. It is a powerful tool which helps everybody to understand, to cooperate and to accomplish each own mission.

Shade Med aims at de-conflicting and where possible coordinating military and civilian resources, military & civilian operations and industry practices to achieve the maximum efficiency and effectiveness for all.

This year theme is: “Challenges for cooperation in the Mediterranean after the global pandemic”. Shade Med comprises two major elements: three plenary session panels with key notes and briefings given by distinguished speakers and subject matter experts, and a series of working groups dedicated to specific topics of interest. Thematic Working Groups are foreseen alongside Plenary Sessions.

The conference is scheduled on the 26 th and 27th of November 2020, for more information, documents and news please click here.

Video streaming on 26 and 27 of November 2020.

First day:

Video – Introduction and firth panel – 26 of November 2020

Video – Second panel – 26 of November 2020

Video of Operation Commander – Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini 


Second Day:

Video – Introduction and firth session  – 27 of November 2020

Video – Second session  – 27 of November 2020




Rome, November 28 – SHADE MED 2020: the conclusions of the virtual forum and the challenges for 2021

Rome, November 5 – Towards the SHADE MED seminar: “Challenges for cooperation in the Mediterranean after the global pandemic”