Working Group Leaders

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of Blue Growth Working Group.

Blue Economy

The Working Group focuses on the blue economy covering both marine, maritime and water systems research and innovation areas with the intention to support members with their regional strategies in the field. Sustainability and the digital challenges related to the ocean, seas and water sectors are key issues. The group aims to foster participation in European funding programmes and initiatives and to build partnerships between members.

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Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Blue Economy & Energy and Climate Change WG meeting on water scarcity & reuse

Blue Economy & Energy and Climate Change WG meeting on water scarcity & reuse

Hilary Webb

Climate change and extreme weather conditions, such as rainstorms and droughts, pose an enormous risk to water management in many regions. Drinking water is becoming a scarce resource as the

Blue Ec

Blue Economy WG: European Partnerships on water

Hilary Webb

This Blue Economy Working Group meeting will explore the current status of two water-related European Partnerships: Water4All (Horizon Europe) and the S3 Partnership on Water Smart Territories. The

Blue Economy

Blue Economy WG coffee meeting on Baltic and North Sea Basin Lighthouse call in Ocean & Waters Mission

Hilary Webb

The first Blue Economy Working Group meeting of 2022 will be a coffee meeting to discuss the call under Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters: HORIZON-MISS-2021-OCEAN-04-02: Baltic and North Sea basin

WG Related Events

WG Related Events

Water Knowledge Europe 2022

Water Europe is organising its brokerage event on 17 – 19 October in Brussels. The event will feature the latest insights from the Horizon Europe Work Programmes 2023-2024, and will be an opportunity to network, exchange knowledge and experiences, and to collaborate with key actors from across the water value chain.

European project development workshop - Emergence of European projects on nutrition for health

A European project development workshop is planned in Nantes, Pays de la Loire, on the 3rd of October in order to discuss upcoming Horizon Europe opportunities linked to nutrition, food, feed, and health (cluster 1 and 6). The workshop will take place ahead of the Nutrevent conference, dedicated to innovation in food, feed, nutrition and health (4-5th October).

European Research and Innovation Days 2022

The European Research and Innovation Days (RiDaysEU) is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event. This year’s edition will take place online on 28 – 29 September.

European Water Technology Week 2022

WaterCampus Leeuwarden is hosting the second edition of the European Water Technology Week from 19-22 September. The event will offer the latest insights in scientific research, the newest technological developments, sharing outcomes of EU R&I projects and representatives from cluster organisations from across Europe and beyond.

Czech Presidency Conference on Synergies in the Research and Innovation Funding in Europe

As one of the first events in its programme, the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU will organise a flagship conference "Synergies in the Research and Innovation Funding in Europe" on 7-8 July 2022 in Prague. The conference shall be held as a physical event, but following web streaming will be available. Pre-registration is obligatory.

The Charter for the Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030”

On 30 June in Lisbon, the European Commission will organise an event with the aim to launch the Charter for the Mission "Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030". Participation is possible in person or online.

WG Documents

WG Documents

ERRIN input paper on a future EU Algae Strategy

ERRIN's input paper on a potential EU Algae Strategy, highlighting the challenges and opportunities of such a strategy at a regional and local level.

ERRIN input to the future EU Algae Strategy - Draft

A drafting group has prepared a first version of the ERRIN input to the future EU Algae Strategy.

Blue Bioeconomy Forum - Roadmap for the blue bioeconomy

The Blue Bioeconomy Forum was set up in 2018 as a platform for entrepreneurs, researchers, government officials and other stakeholder to further develop the blue bioeconomy.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

ERRIN input to call for evidence for Horizon Europe interim evaluation

ERRIN has submitted its messages in response to the European Commission's call for evidence for the Horizon Europe programme interim evaluation.

ERRIN is looking for a Communications Assistant (traineeship)

ERRIN is looking for a new trainee! The Communications Assistant will have the opportunity to participate in the daily work of the organisation by carrying out communications and member related tasks, as well as supporting daily office activities. The deadline to apply is 10 August.

Guidance on synergies between Horizon Europe and ERDF is out

The guidance on new opportunities to maximise the synergies between Horizon Europe and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programmes was published by the European Commission on 5 July 2022. The document intends to provide a practical and user-friendly approach.

The new European Innovation Agenda unveiled

On 5 July, the European Commission adopted the new European Innovation Agenda with the aim of positioning Europe at the forefront of the new wave of deep tech innovation and start-ups. The document, to which ERRIN submitted input in May this year, sets out 25 dedicated actions under five flagships, including on European Innovation Ecosystems.

ERRIN is looking for a Climate Neutral Cities Advisor (deadline: 29 July)

ERRIN is looking for a Climate Neutral Cities Advisor to join its Secretariat! The successful candidate will work to ensure the delivery of the Horizon Europe Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by taking part in the activities of the NetZeroCities project. The deadline to apply is 29 July.

Marine litter and pollution – Smart and low environmental impact fishing gears

This project addresses the challenges occurring from marine pollution caused by waste from fishing activities, in line with among others the Single Use Plastic Directive and the Port Reception Facilities Directive. The reduction of the marine pollution and preservation of marine fauna have high attention from the Commission where marine habitats, including seabed suffer negative effects e.g. from lost or otherwise discarded fishing gears.

Latest Updates

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ERRIN input to call for evidence for Horizon Europe interim evaluation

ERRIN has submitted its messages in response to the European Commission's call for evidence for the Horizon Europe programme interim evaluation.

  • By Teresa Vio

ERRIN is looking for a Communications Assistant (traineeship)

ERRIN is looking for a new trainee! The Communications Assistant will have the opportunity to participate in the daily work of the organisation by carrying out communications and member related tasks, as well as supporting daily office activities. The deadline to apply is 10 August.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Guidance on synergies between Horizon Europe and ERDF is out

The guidance on new opportunities to maximise the synergies between Horizon Europe and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programmes was published by the European Commission on 5 July 2022. The document intends to provide a practical and user-friendly approach.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

The new European Innovation Agenda unveiled

On 5 July, the European Commission adopted the new European Innovation Agenda with the aim of positioning Europe at the forefront of the new wave of deep tech innovation and start-ups. The document, to which ERRIN submitted input in May this year, sets out 25 dedicated actions under five flagships, including on European Innovation Ecosystems.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ERRIN is looking for a Climate Neutral Cities Advisor (deadline: 29 July)

ERRIN is looking for a Climate Neutral Cities Advisor to join its Secretariat! The successful candidate will work to ensure the delivery of the Horizon Europe Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by taking part in the activities of the NetZeroCities project. The deadline to apply is 29 July.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Partnership sought for HORIZON-JTI-CLEANH2-2022 -02-11- Development and demonstration of mobile and stationary compressed hydrogen refuelling solutions for inland shipping and short-distance maritime operations

Partnership sought for HORIZON-JTI-CLEANH2-2022 -02-11- Development and demonstration of mobile and stationary compressed hydrogen refuelling solutions for inland shipping and short-distance maritime operations.