Blue Growth WG: Blue Project Development

We are very happy to invite you to the next Blue Growth WG meeting which will take place on 16 May 2018, 15.00 to 17.00 at the great location of South Norway European office in the Norway House, Rue Archimède 17, Brussels. The meeting will be dedicated to the development of blue project ideas. The meeting will focus on exploring upcoming funding calls for Blue Growth projects in various funding programmes, as well as look into other EC financing schemes. We will begin the meeting with a presentation on upcoming calls in the blue growth area. Moreover, Claus Schultze, DG MARE, will give an overview of new financing initiatives for blue growth currently being developed by the Commission. Furthermore, we will arrange an informal match-making/project pitching session to encourage project development amongst ERRIN members.   Pitching session The last half of the meeting will be dedicated to a pitching session, where everyone with a project idea are welcome to pitch their idea in front of the participants. We encourage local stakeholders to take part in this. Do you have a great idea for a project? Are you looking for partners/skills? If yes, then send us 1 paragraph (50 word) summary of your project idea/pitch. Send your pitch summary to before 9th May. With the aim of gathering as many interested participants as possible for the pitching session, this meeting is open to external participants. Therefore, feel free to invite your network and local stakeholders.   The ERRIN WG meeting coupled with the #BlueInvest2018 present a great opportunity for local stakeholders to travel to Brussels to receive information on the latest funding opportunities, attract investments, forge new contacts and profile themselves. We therefore hope to see some local stakeholders for our meeting in May. See agenda above