Working Group Leaders

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

Blue Growth WG Leader

Leader

Saara Nuotio-Coulon

Turku-Southwest Finland EU Office

Turku-Souhtwest Finland European Office

Martine Elise Farstad

Leader

Martine Elise Farstad

South Norway European Office in Brussels

South Norway European Office in Brussels

Aki Ishiwa

Leader

Aki Ishiwa

Emilia Romagna Region - ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory

Emilia Romagna Region - ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory

Pernille Dagø

Pernille Dagø

South Denmark European Office

South Denmark European Office

Blue Growth

The Working Group focuses on the blue economy covering both marine and maritime research and innovation areas with the intention to support members with their regional strategies (S3 and sea basin) in the field. Sustainability and the digital challenges related to the marine and maritime sector are key issues. The group aims to foster participation in present and future European funding programmes and initiatives and to build partnerships between members.

ERRIN Contact

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Blue Growth

Blue Growth meeting on Horizon Europe calls 2021 & European Partnerships

Hilary Webb

This Blue Growth Working Group meeting will serve to present information about the first Horizon Europe calls related to Blue Growth as well as an update on relevant European Partnerships.  The

Blue Growth

Blue Growth meeting: How can digitalisation improve the status of the seas?

Hilary Webb

The first Blue Growth Working Group meeting of the year will approach the subject of digitisation in the Blue Growth sector. The meeting will take place from 11:30 - 12:30 CET on Thursday 11 March

Blue Growth WG

Blue Growth WG webinar: Mission Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters

Anna Tranberg

The European research and innovation mission area on healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters will be an integral part of Horizon Europe. The suggested title by the Mission Board is “Restore

WG Events

WG Events

European Week of Regions and Cities 2021

The 19th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities will take place as a mostly digital event this October under the theme 'Together for Recovery.' Apply to become an event partner by 26 March 2021.

Horizon Europe info-days

The European Commission has announced the first edition of the Horizon Europe info-days, which will take place over 10 days, divided into nine themes. From 28 June to 9 July 2021, the event will give prospective applicants insight into the novelties, main funding instruments and processes of Horizon Europe.

European Research and Innovation Days 2021

The 2021 edition of the European Research and Innovation Days will take place as an online event this coming June.

ERRIN Spring Annual General Meeting 2021

Welcome to ERRIN Spring Annual General Meeting 2021!  Taking place on 22 June just before the EU R&I Days, it will provide a great opportunity to exchange on the role and contribution of regional and local research and innovation ecosystems in the EU. The Spring AGM will also be a very special occasion as this year marks 20 years of ERRIN.

ERRIN dialogue with European Commission on the Starfish Mission

ERRIN and the European Commission are preparing for a dialogue on the role of regional and local actors in the Mission Area: Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters. Members and their relevant stakeholders are invited to take part in the active discussion, which will include two breakout sessions focused on the 'area-based lighthouse demonstrators' described in the Mission proposal. 

Plastics pollution: Are biodegradable plastics a solution?

In view of the European Commission's upcoming policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics, this event will discuss the latest scientific evidence in the field and the policy recommendations made by the Commission’s independent Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.

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

Main Horizon Europe work programme adopted

The European Commission has adopted the main work programme of Horizon Europe for the period 2021-2022. The programme outlines the objectives and topic areas that will receive a share of €14.7 billion in funding.

Be Green Go Blue: Commission launch new approach to sustainable blue economy

The European Commission is proposing a new approach for a sustainable blue economy in the EU, with plans to support industries and sectors related to oceans, seas and coasts as they work towards the objectives of the Green Deal.

Not in my Backyard: bridge the gap between citizens, public administrations and renewable energy installations

Expected Outcome: Renewable energy technologies will be evermore present in the lives of European citizens, thus a harmonious co-existence is essential. Wind turbines are particularly susceptible to the NIMBY effect (Not In My BackYard), and hence it is facing opposition despite being a high-potential clean energy source. In order to achieve the European goals on climate neutrality, dedicated actions in this context are needed to ensure that large turbines retain a low environmental impact and gain more popular support. A particular focal point should be how to best engage with different…

Commission adopts its Zero Pollution action plan

The Commission has now adopted the EU Action Plan: 'Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil'. The subject is a key deliverable of the Green Deal and an important topic at EU Green Week 2021. 

Looking for ports and vocational education schools within matitime area for Erasmus+ project partnership

Halvorsminde Efterskole og Fri Fagskole looking for project partners ports and vocational education institutions within the maritime sector ( crafts, ship cooks, tourism guides). Potential partners must have the interest to develop a new green curriculum relevant to the industry ( ports) needs addressing existing gaps.

Now available: ERRIN priorities 2021 and Working Groups annual plans

Every year ERRIN defines workstreams to guide its work throughout the coming 12 months, closely linking to its core missions and indicating the crucial interests towards the EU R&I agenda. 

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Main Horizon Europe work programme adopted

The European Commission has adopted the main work programme of Horizon Europe for the period 2021-2022. The programme outlines the objectives and topic areas that will receive a share of €14.7 billion in funding.

  • By Hilary Webb

Expert sought for capacity building session on Innovation Ecosystems

Maritime Technology Cluster FVG, through its participation in the InnovaMare project, has an open call for experts for its remote capacity building session on the subject of innovation ecosystems. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Be Green Go Blue: Commission launch new approach to sustainable blue economy

The European Commission is proposing a new approach for a sustainable blue economy in the EU, with plans to support industries and sectors related to oceans, seas and coasts as they work towards the objectives of the Green Deal.

  • By Cecilie Lindstrom

Not in my Backyard: bridge the gap between citizens, public administrations and renewable energy installations

Expected Outcome: Renewable energy technologies will be evermore present in the lives of European citizens, thus a harmonious co-existence is essential. Wind turbines are particularly susceptible to the NIMBY effect (Not In My BackYard), and hence it is facing opposition despite being a high-potential clean energy source. In order to achieve the European goals on climate neutrality, dedicated actions in this context are needed to ensure that large turbines retain a low environmental impact and gain more popular support. A particular focal point should be how to best engage with different communities to identify actions toward the co-existence goal.

  • By Hilary Webb

Commission adopts its Zero Pollution action plan

The Commission has now adopted the EU Action Plan: 'Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil'. The subject is a key deliverable of the Green Deal and an important topic at EU Green Week 2021. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Call for input - Dialogue with European Commission on Mission Starfish 2030

ERRIN is organising an informal discussion together with the European Commission on the Mission area: healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters with a particular focus on exploring the proposed 'area-based lighthouse demonstrators'. Ahead of the dialogue, ERRIN members are invited to provide input.