The response to multiple threats in the Mediterranean and Black Sea region needs to function in an environment where advances in technology, the evolution of society and the geopolitical regional situation may significantly affect both the nature of threats and responses. MEDEA aspires to tackle this challenge by establishing a vast and valuable network, driven and operated by practitioners of diverse disciplines and countries who will prioritize the safety and security of the M&BS societies. Research and innovation will work as a catalyst to promote the collaboration between the members of this network.