Posidonia Festival is an International Ecofestival of Art, Environment and Sustainable Development.
It´s a space for dissemination of knowledge and practices that promote the protection of the natural coastal environment and, at the same time, an opportunity for sustainable development, culture and tourism.
A laboratory for sustainable solutions for the tourism sector that creates a field of experimentation, reflection and promotion. Connects, in an innovative way, the world of the ecology, sustainable development and art.
An event designed and produced following the principles of environmental sustainability.
Why a “Posidonia” Festival?
Because the plant contributes enormously to the beauty and life of the Mediterranean Sea.
Because we believe in the union of Culture, Education, and Environment Preservation as a means of making a transition towards a sustainable planet.
Because of all this, the Posidonia plant stands for the spirit and aims of the Festival .
Born in 2008 on the island of Formentera (Spain) from 2011 is celebrated in Carloforte (Sardinia) marking the beginning of outreach activities throughout the year also in other places like Tavolara Island (Sardinia).
Since 2012 confirms its international vocation making editions both in Carloforte and in Sitges (Barcelona) developing activities throughout the year and actively participating in coalitions and European projects as OCEAN2012, FROM WASTE TO RESOURCE, NetMed, DG Agricolture and others.
Since 2015 others editions have been made in Santa Margherita Ligure (Liguria) y Mallorca (Illes Balears).
Posidonia Festival has been declared emblematic event of the “International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World (ONU-UNESCO 2001-2010)”
+ Local Community / Tourists + Institutions / Schools + Artists / Scientists
+ Professionals / Operators / NGOs, public and private entities, for profit and non-profit connected with ecology, scientific research, art, culture and tourism
+ To promote ecology and sustainable development
+ Valorize and promote the territory
+ To develop quality tourism, responsible and sustainable
+ Create a laboratory for solutions and proposals for ecology, art, culture and tourism, at local, national and international level
+ Being a laboratory of initiatives with innovative approaches and sustainable solutions promoting network collaboration
+ Education and awareness
The Festival is part of international networks of similar initiatives and is the developer of the Euro-Mediterranean network Posidonia Project dedicated to an international campaign on Posidonia oceanica and its impact on:
+ Mediterranean Sea Ecosystems (marine and terrestrial ecosystems)
+ Economics of Mediterranean populations
+ Climate change, global warming and stabilization of C02
Communications & Project Director: Matteo Trivelli
Senior Strategist: María José Pedragosa
Italy Technical Manager: Francesco Ziello
Italy Organization Assistant: Valentina Brodasca
Media Spain: Laia Serra Valls
Carloforte, Formentera, Mallorca, Santa Margherita Ligure, Sitges, Tavolara.
15 Editons of the Festival in 6 different locations.
About 71,500 presences in totally 41 days and 32 nights of activities (about 50% at the day activities and about 50% at the night activities).
More than 270 organizations and associations involved.
About 1300 different publications in media that covered the Festival, with a potential audience and of milions of targeted people.
About 655 invited people.
About 380,000 unique visitors mainly from Spain, Italy, France, Germany UK and more than 1500,000 page views on the website www.posidoniafestival.com .
About 510,000 users reached and 1550,000 visualizations in Facebook.
About 1150,000 € of economic evaluation of the media impact.
Minimum 1,505,000 € of indirect economic impact in the territory (estimating nearly the total of the public as local, not calculating the presences generated in other times of the year).
Around € 580,000 total budget, including free services and real apportantions by Sponsors, Institutions, and Partners.
57 conferences/round tables.
72 musical bands.
23 performance/theatre/circus groups.
90 documentaries/films/animations selected with environmental themes, some of those with presentation by the director.
54 workshops for children, teenagers and adults.
8 beach cleaning initiatives.
About 58 EXTRA Festival activities of sustainable tourism promotion collaborating with local operators.