On 18 June ERRIN’s Blue Growth Working Group organised together with the Mission Starfish Secretariat a dialogue on the role of regions in area-based lighthouses anticipated in the Mission. It was an opportunity for ERRIN members to come together with those working on the Mission and its implementation plan to discuss potential lighthouse activities, their scale and governance.
During the meeting, inspiring examples were presented from ERRIN members including WaterCampus Leeuwarden, North Norway, Mid-Norway, Turku Southwest Finland, Welsh Higher Education, Emilia Romagna and South Denmark. We also counted on colleagues from JPI Water, where ERRIN sits on the Stakeholder Advisory Board, for their support and contribution during the meeting.
ERRIN will now prepare a report of the meeting and some key messages that will be shared in the coming weeks and we look forward to a continued dialogue involving even more members on this Mission in the coming months. Learn more ERRIN's work on this and all candidate missions here.
The first Horizon Europe call relating the the area-based lighthouses in Mission Starfish is now open, you can learn more here.
Image by Jakob Owens on Unsplash.