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 Blue Growth Working Group is focused on providing support to R&I regional strategies and priorities on blue growth. The working group aims to foster participation in EU initiatives and programmes, taking into account S3, KET and sea basin strategies. 

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Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

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Blue Growth WG - Innovative solutions to prevent marine litter

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Innovative solutions to prevent marine litter The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) requires EU Member States to ensure that, by 2020, "properties and quantities of marine litter do not

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Blue Growth WG - Blue Bioeconomy Forum

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In October 2018 the European Commission launched the Blue Bioeconomy Forum as a new tool to boost the blue bioeconomy in Europe. One of the objectives of the BBF is to develop a roadmap where they

WG Events

WG Events

Sustainable Maritime Transport

Sustainable Maritime Transport: status quo, implications of the Green Deal and the presentation of a one of a kind project aiming to develop the world’s first emission-free high-speed boats for public transport. Mid-Norway European Office have the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar on sustainable maritime transport. Speakers include the Head of Unit for Innovation and Research in DG MOVE, Robert Missen, Mission of Norway to the EU’s Counsellor for Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Tymon Bugajski, Aviation & Shipping Campaigner for Transport & Environment, Dr. Lucy Gilliam and…

Seminar on the future of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) in the North Sea Region

A seminar that aims to highlight the regional efforts around the North Sea to ensure a timley implemetation of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) is to take place in Brussels. The seminar will focus on the need for all governence levels to work together in order to achieve a functional and succesful European transport area.  To attend this event you must register before 19th November by following this link. Please see the attached agenda for more information. 

Periscope Forum 2019

The Periscope partnership is soon to host the Periscope Forum 2019 in Brussels. The event invites international stakeholders to come and discuss how the North Sea Region can become a global leader in the blue economy. With a special focus on EU programming towards 2030 the event will run from 09:00 and close with a networking lunch. RSVP before 25 October by registering at this link. For more information see the attached invitation. 

Blue Growth WG - Innovative solutions to prevent marine litter

Innovative solutions to prevent marine litter The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) requires EU Member States to ensure that, by 2020, "properties and quantities of marine litter do not cause harm to the coastal and marine environment".  With the MFSD, the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy and the Circular Plastics Alliance as a starting point this meeting will inform about the European Commission’s thinking regarding marine litter. There will also be presentations on innovative examples from ERRIN members tackling the problem of marine litter. We look forward to…

Policy for the future Arctic – the importance of research

The future of the Arctic is characterised by major challenges connected to the big changes in the climate and environment, but also great possibilities. A sustainable development in the Arctic will require international collaboration. Decisions need to be made on a solid knowledge base as pointed out both in the EU's and Norway's white papers for the Arctic. This seminar will provide you with overviews of both the EU's and Norway's policy priorities for the Arctic. Furthermore, the seminar gives you the opportunity to be updated on the newest Norwegian research strategies for the Arctic…

Blue Growth WG - Blue Bioeconomy Forum

In October 2018 the European Commission launched the Blue Bioeconomy Forum as a new tool to boost the blue bioeconomy in Europe. One of the objectives of the BBF is to develop a roadmap where they will “collectively identify strategic developments, market opportunities, appropriate financial assistance, regulatory actions and research priorities to advance the blue bioeconomy in Europe”. The roadmap will more specifically identify the needs of the sector both when it comes to regulation and research as well as financial assistance and product needs. It will also pinpoint current bottlenecks…

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Blue Economy Window call launched

The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund has this week launched a €22.5 million open call. For-profit SMEs (both single and consortia) can apply to recieve anywhere between €700,000 and €2,500,000 for proposals that bring to market new products, services and business models that have the potential to create profitable activities.  The call is launched as part of the BlueInvest platform and hopes to support the sustainable development of the blue economy across SMEs in the European Union.   There will be a (webstreamed) information day on Monday 25 November. For more information please…

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. The European Commission also launched the second edition of its Blue Economy Report, with a specific analysis for each Member State. ERRIN and its Blue Growth WG was there to organise one of the stakeholder workshops together with speakers from the MISTRAL Interreg project, the PERISCOPE Horizon 2020 project, STARTER incubator,…

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Seminar on the future of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) in the North Sea Region

This seminar will highlight the regional efforts around the North Sea to ensure a swift implementation of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).

  • By Anna Tranberg

Sustainable Maritime Transport

Join us for Trøndelag County Authority’s presentation of their process aiming to develop the world’s first emission-free high-speed boats for public transport.

  • By Hilary Webb

Periscope Forum 2019

The Periscope partnership is soon to host the Periscope Forum 2019 in Brussels. The event invites international stakeholders to come and discuss how the North Sea Region can become a global leader in the blue economy. With a special focus on EU programming towards 2030 the event will run from 09:00 and close with a networking lunch.

  • By Anonymous

Blue Growth WG - LeaderSHIP strategy

Please note the change of time for the meeting - we are now meeting in the afternoon with a 14.00 start.  Welcome to the first Blue Growth WG meeting of the year!  This meeting will look at the state of play and future thinking regarding skills and innovation in the maritime sector with a particular focus on the move from the LeaderSHIP 2020 strategy to the LeaderSHIP 2030 strategy.

  • By Anonymous

Policy for the future Arctic – the importance of research

The future of the Arctic is characterised by major challenges connected to the big changes in the climate and environment, but also great possibilities. A sustainable development in the Arctic will require international collaboration. Decisions need to be made on a solid knowledge base as pointed out both in the EU's and Norway's white papers for the Arctic.