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.

Next Working Group Meetings

Next Working Group Meetings

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Blue Economy WG coffee meeting: Kicking off 2023

Heidi Johansson

The Blue Economy WG invites members to its first meeting of the year, taking place on 3 February between 9:00-10:30. This informal coffee meeting will offer an opportunity for all WG members to come

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Adaptation

Adaptation Task Force meeting

Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

We are pleased to invite you to the first ERRIN Adaptation Task Force meeting, which will take place on 24 January between 10:00-11:00 at the ERRIN premises (Rue du Luxembourg 3, 8th floor). The

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Blue Economy WG: Scaling up in Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters

Heidi Johansson

The Blue Economy Working Group is organising an online meeting on the Ocean and Waters Mission on 6 December between 10:00-11:30 CET. The Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters is currently in its ‘

Blue Economy

Blue Economy WG meeting: Towards zero pollution in the blue economy

Heidi Johansson

In May 2021, the European Commission adopted the EU Action Plan ‘Towards a Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil’ as part of the EU Green Deal. The zero-pollution vision for 2050 is translated into

WG Related Events

WG Related Events

Blue Economy WG coffee meeting: Kicking off 2023

The Blue Economy WG invites members to its first meeting of the year, taking place on 3 February between 9:00-10:30 at ERRIN's office. This informal coffee meeting will offer an opportunity for all WG members to come together to network and jointly kick off the WG activities for 2023.

1st European Mission Forum (EMiF): "Making Missions Work"

The 1st European Mission Forum will take place as an online event on 25 January 2023.

Adaptation Task Force meeting

The first meeting of the ERRIN Adaptation Task Force will take place on 24 January (10:00-11:00) at the ERRIN premises. During the meeting, we will present the two new ERRIN projects linked to the Adaptation Mission: RESIST and PEERS. We will also discuss the next steps for the Mission itself in view of the launch event of the Community of Practice.

Horizon Europe info days - EU Missions

On 17 and 18 January, the European Commission is organising the info days dedicated to EU Missions calls 2023.

Horizon Europe - Cluster 6 Calls 2023 - virtual Brokerage Event

The network of National Contact Points for Cluster 6, CARE4BIO, invites you to participate in the virtual networking event for the forthcoming 2023 calls in Horizon Europe - Cluster 6: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment. The brokerage event will take place on 19 December. 

Horizon Europe info days - Cluster 6

The Horizon Europe Cluster 6 (Food, Bioeconomy, Natural resources, Agriculture and Environment) Info days about the Work Programme 2023 will be taking place online from 13-14 December.

WG Documents

WG Documents

ERRIN input to the Ocean and Waters Mission Implementation Charter

The Blue Economy Working Group has prepared an input to the Ocean and Waters Mission Implementation Charter, which has been submitted to the Mission Secretariat.

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

Management Board elections 2022 – results

Between 3 and 17 October, ERRIN members could put forward their candidatures for this year’s ERRIN Management Board elections. Five new Management Board members were selected and approved at the Autumn Annual General Meeting on 8 December.

Call for local partners - SHARED GREEN DEAL project

SHARED GREEN DEAL project is offering local authorities, regional authorities and not-for-profit organisations the opportunity to apply for a €22,000 grant to implement local actions focussing on the behavioural, social and cultural dimensions of the European Green Deal. Deadline for applications is 31 January 2023.

Horizon Europe work programme 2023-24 adopted

The Horizon Europe work programme 2023-24 has been adopted by the European Commission.

New European Innovation Agenda: Council conclusions adopted

On 2 December, the Council adopted the conclusions on the New European Innovation Agenda. We have collected some key points highlighted by the Council and ERRIN remarks on the document. The CoR opinion on the same topic, to which ERRIN provided comments, was also adopted on 1 December.

Largest public consultation on Horizon programmes 2014-2027 now open

The Commission has launched the largest public consultation ever held on the past, present and future of the European Research & Innovation Framework Programmes 2014-2027. Stakeholders are invited to share their views on the performance of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe, as well as shaping the strategic orientations for the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan 2025-2027. The consultation will stay open for 12 weeks, closing in February 2023.

Draft Horizon Europe 2023-24 work programmes published

The European Commission has published the draft 2023-2024 Horizon Europe work programmes. The drafts have not yet been adopted or endorsed by the European Commission, but have been made available to provide potential participants with the currently expected overview of this work programme. 

Latest Updates

  • By Aude Raimbault

The French "Compagnie Nationale du Rhône" is looking for a consortium in 3 HORIZON-CL6-BIODIV projects

The "Compagnie Nationale du Rhône" is interested in joining a consortium as a partner in 3 HORIZON-CL6-BIODIV projects linked to biodiversity and water (invasive alien species, environmental DNA, innovative river restoration projects).

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Management Board elections 2022 – results

Between 3 and 17 October, ERRIN members could put forward their candidatures for this year’s ERRIN Management Board elections. Five new Management Board members were selected and approved at the Autumn Annual General Meeting on 8 December.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Blue Economy WG: Call for a new leader

The Blue Economy Working Group is looking for a new co-leader to join the current leaders in steering the WG activities and priorities. The new co-leader will participate in the organisation and moderation of WG meetings, project development activities, and follow policy developments around the topic. Expressions of interest should be submitted to the ERRIN Secretariat by 13 January 2023 EOB.

  • By Lucy Hammond

Horizon Europe work programme 2023-24 adopted

The Horizon Europe work programme 2023-24 has been adopted by the European Commission.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Call for local partners - SHARED GREEN DEAL project

SHARED GREEN DEAL project is offering local authorities, regional authorities and not-for-profit organisations the opportunity to apply for a €22,000 grant to implement local actions focussing on the behavioural, social and cultural dimensions of the European Green Deal. Deadline for applications is 31 January 2023.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

New European Innovation Agenda: Council conclusions adopted

On 2 December, the Council adopted the conclusions on the New European Innovation Agenda. We have collected some key points highlighted by the Council and ERRIN remarks on the document. The CoR opinion on the same topic, to which ERRIN provided comments, was also adopted on 1 December.