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

Martine Elise Farstad

Leader

Martine Elise Farstad

South Norway European Office in Brussels

Aki Ishiwa

Leader

Aki Ishiwa

Emilia Romagna Region - ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory

Sylwia Skwara

Leader

Sylwia Skwara

Pomorskie Regional EU 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 partnership between members.

ERRIN Contact

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

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

Blue Growth WG

Webinar: European Partnership on zero-emission waterborne transport

Anna Tranberg

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns, the event will be organised as a webinar. We thank you in advance for your understanding. To register for the webinar, please use the following link. 

WG Events

WG Events

European Maritime Day 2020

European Maritime Day 2020 is set to take place in May, this year in Cork, Ireland.

Postponed - EU Green Deal: setting the course for sustainable maritime industry

ECOPRODIGI has organised a stakeholder workshop on the implications of the European Green Deal on the maritime industry.

Minimising the hidden costs of tourism in Mediterranean islands: Waste prevention actions and circular economy perspectives

A web-conference will share knowledge on the negatives impacts of tourism in the Mediterranean and solutions, in an effort to minimise the hidden costs of tourism so that it is no longer burdensome for the environment and local population. 

International Ocean Governance Forum

In association with the European External Action service, the European Commission will present the International Ocean Governance Forum on 22nd-24th April 2020.

JPI Oceans beyond 2020: A stakeholder consultation forum

The Forum will bring together diverse stakeholders to solicit feedback, engagement and discussion on the draft Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of JPI Oceans.

Webinar: European Partnership on zero-emission waterborne transport

Welcome to the first Blue Growth WG meeting of the year where we will explore the future of clean waterborne transport.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Update on ERRIN's work

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty in Brussels and across the whole of Europe. We would therefore like to reassure all of you, that despite the current situation, the ERRIN Secretariat will stay operational and work remotely.

Information concerning ERRIN Working Group meetings

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns and the guidelines given by the Belgian authorities, we regret to inform you that our upcoming Working Group meetings will be postponed or will take place online.

Information concerning the COVID-19 outbreak and ERRIN meetings

Considering the current outbreak of the Coronavirus and cancellations of some events taking place in Brussels, we would like to inform members that for the time being all ERRIN Working Group meetings will take place as planned, unless communicated otherwise.

European Commission unveils European Green Deal

The European Commission presents its European Green Deal ahead of a debate in the European Parliament.

Blue Economy Window call launched

€22.5 million worth of funds are available for SMEs through the Blue Economy Window call, launched by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.

Regions and the blue economy - ERRIN at the European Maritime Day

  Entrepreneurship, investment, research and innovation were the key words for this year’s European Maritime Day taking place in Lisbon last week, with sessions looking at different opportunities – from energy and food to transport and tourism - offered by our oceans.

Latest Updates

  • By Anna Tranberg

Call for input - preparation of the CoR Opinion the 'New Circular Economy Action Plan'

The European Committee of the Regions' ENVE Commission has launched an online stakeholders' consultation with the purpose of gathering input for its upcoming opinion on the new Circular Economy Action Plan. The deadline to contribute is 29 May.

  • By Hilary Webb

Additional measures to mobilise investements and resources - CRII+

To complement the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative, the Commission has announced a new, complementary package. The Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative Plus (CRII+) package introduces flexibility to ensure non-utilised support can be enacted. 

  • By Magdalena Pacholska

Coventry University launched fully funded studentships supporting the Global Challenges and UN SDGs

Coventry University launched a suite of fully funded studentship opportunities that support the Global Challenges (GCRF) and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Update on ERRIN's work

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty in Brussels and across the whole of Europe. We would therefore like to reassure all of you, that despite the current situation, the ERRIN Secretariat will stay operational and work remotely.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Information concerning ERRIN Working Group meetings

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns and the guidelines given by the Belgian authorities, we regret to inform you that our upcoming Working Group meetings will be postponed or will take place online.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Information concerning the COVID-19 outbreak and ERRIN meetings

Considering the current outbreak of the Coronavirus and cancellations of some events taking place in Brussels, we would like to inform members that for the time being all ERRIN Working Group meetings will take place as planned, unless communicated otherwise.