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.

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 Related Events

WG Related Events

Horizon Europe brokerage event for cluster 6 - 2022 calls

The network of Horizon Europe National Contact Points, Bridge2HE, is organising a virtual networking event for finding project partners for the upcoming Horizon Europe cluster 6 calls.

Horizon Europe info-days: Cluster 6

A second edition of the Horizon Europe Info Days for cluster 6 will take place on 25 and 26 October. The meeting will present the 77 open topics of the Horizon Europe cluster 6 2022 calls and offer insight on the Soil Mission.

Galicia Innovation Days. Towards Horizon Europe

On 25-29 October, FEUGA, Galician Ministry of Education (Xunta de Galicia) and Galician University System (SUG) will organise an international online matchmaking event "Galicia Innovation Days. Towards Horizon Europe".

Baltic Sea ports as drivers of the sustainable blue economy: making the Green Deal a reality

SEArica organises a seminar dedicated to Baltic Sea ports as drivers of the sustainable blue economy, with the Informal Baltic Sea group and the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission, with the support of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions.

Accelerating climate action in EU & Member States through Fit for 55 package and National Plans

Climate Action Network Europe is bringing together high-level speakers to demonstrate and discuss how the Fit for 55 package can further increase the EU's climate ambitions and accelerate the energy transition.

EWRC 2021: Transforming the EU's Blue Economy for a Sustainable Future - the role of regions

Following the publication of the European Commission's Communication for a Sustainable Blue Economy, this EU Regions Week info session will explore the opportunities for a green recovery for the blue economy, focussing on the role of regions.

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

Management Board elections 2021 – call for nominations launched!

Every year ERRIN holds elections for the Management Board. You can put forward your candidature for this year’s elections until 18 October.

Five Horizon Europe Missions launch

The European Commission has today launched its five Horizon Europe Missions as a new way to work towards ambitious goals related to health, the climate and the environment by 2030. Read about the announcements and ERRIN's work on the Missions so far.

Public consultation on protecting the marine environment

The Marine Strategy Framework Directive is an EU tool to protect the marine environment. Following a report in 2020 revealing persistent challenges, a review is now ongoing into the directive including a public consultation to gather views on how to overcome these challenges.

Consultation on education & training for environmental sustainability

Individuals and organisations from international, European, national, regional and local levels are invited to give their feedback on the European Commission's proposal on education for environmental sustainability.

Water management consultation to update list of pollutants

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the upcoming review of the list of pollutants that occur in surface and ground waters.

EC adopts package of legislative tools for EU Green Deal

The European Commission has adopted a package of proposed actions that will transform the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies in a bid to realise the European Green Deal.

Latest Updates

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Management Board elections 2021 – call for nominations launched!

Every year ERRIN holds elections for the Management Board. You can put forward your candidature for this year’s elections until 18 October.

  • By Hilary Webb

Five Horizon Europe Missions launch

The European Commission has today launched its five Horizon Europe Missions as a new way to work towards ambitious goals related to health, the climate and the environment by 2030. Read about the announcements and ERRIN's work on the Missions so far.

  • By Hilary Webb

Search for experts on renewable marine energies

In connection to a tender set up by École centrale de Nantes, looking to support the local scientific community working on renewable marine energies, experts in the field are sought.

  • By Hilary Webb

Public consultation on protecting the marine environment

The Marine Strategy Framework Directive is an EU tool to protect the marine environment. Following a report in 2020 revealing persistent challenges, a review is now ongoing into the directive including a public consultation to gather views on how to overcome these challenges.

  • By Hilary Webb

Call for activities for Ocean Literacy Festival: Mediterranean Sea

The EU4Oceans Coalition, supported by DG MARE, is looking for a new round of ocean literacy events and activities for its Mediterranean Sea edition.

  • By Hilary Webb

Consultation on education & training for environmental sustainability

Individuals and organisations from international, European, national, regional and local levels are invited to give their feedback on the European Commission's proposal on education for environmental sustainability.