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

Work Plan

ERRIN Contact

WORKING GROUP LEADER
Martine Elise Farstad
South Norway European Office in Brussels
Aki Ishiwa
Emilia Romagna Region - ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory
Saara Nuotio-Coulon
Turku-Southwest Finland EU Office
Sylwia Skwara
Pomorskie Regional EU Office

Next Working Group

North Denmark EU Office, Avenue de Tervueren 35, 1040 Etterbeek
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...

Last Working Group Meeting

Blue Growth WG - Blue Bioeconomy Forum

Monday, 3 June, 2019 -
14:00 to 16:30
Emilia-Romagna Region, Rue Montoyer 21, 1000 Brussels
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...

Blue Growth WG - LeaderSHIP strategy

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019 -
14:00 to 16:30
Region of Crete, Rue Archimede 1, 1000 Brussels
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. We are happy to confirm that we will have DG GROW present to discuss the development of the new LeaderSHIP 2030...
latest presentation & Posts

“Algae – Sustainable biomass production for a green economy and the future of nutrition in Europe – Innovations made in Saxony-Anhalt”

The Representation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt to the European Union and the Ministry for
Tuesday, November 05, 2019

European Bioeconomy: Regions, Cities and Civil Society

October 2019 will mark one year since the launch of the 2018 updated European Bioeconomy Strategy,
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

EIT Food conference - The Future of Food Event

EIT Food’s first EU conference gathering policy-makers and food innovation experts to brainstorm on
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Sustainable Business Models in Circular Bioeconomy

The Slovenian Business and Research Association is happy to invite you to a conference on
Monday, September 23, 2019

Blue Bioeconomy Forum Final Stakeholder event

Do not miss the chance to learn about the development of blue bioeconomy in the EU, to shape the
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Horizon 2020 Info Day on Societal Challenge 2

The European Commission is organising an information day on societal challenge 2 under Horizon 2020
Thursday, July 04, 2019

EU Green Week Partner event: Blue is the new green - Water management innovations from the City of Lahti, Finland

Blue is the new green Water management innovations from City of Lahti, Finland TUESDAY 14 MAY 2019
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Expert Workshop: Resource Efficiency as a Topic of ERDF-Funding – Best Practices 2014-2020, Ideas for 2021-2027

Efficient management of limited resources is an ecological and economic necessity. The subject of
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Biodolomer® – a new renewable, biodegradable and compostable alternative to plastics

Biodolomer® – a new renewable, biodegradable and compostable alternative to plastics Biodolomer® is
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Offshore renewable energy: emerging opportunities for the offshore industry

Dear Madame/Sir, ASTER, the Consortium for innovation and technology transfer of Emilia-Romagna,
Friday, March 29, 2019

CoR - Stakeholder Consultation on the European Bioeconomy Strategy

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on A sustainable Bioeconomy for
Thursday, February 28, 2019

2019 Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference: Success Stories and New Challenges

The European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee will host the 2019 European
Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Water Test Network - Launch Event

Join us in Scotland House 11 December for the launch of this exciting new INTERREG North West
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Academia for the Ocean: How Academia is preparing the future workforce for Blue Growth worldwide

MEP José Inácio FARIA (EPP) will host the conference to discuss how Academia and Research &
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Europe on the move - Which route through innovation for industry and SMEs?

This event intends to give to European companies the opportunity to deepen the debate on the impact
Thursday, November 08, 2018

Scrubber Observatory Platform - Workshop on sustainable shipping technology to reduce air emissions from ships

The project partners of the EU-funded project Scrubbers: Closing the loop together with Region
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Blue growth - future perspectives for smart specialisation

The event showcases the opportunities and strengths as well as the territorial challenges within
Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Transforming our food systems to be more resilient and sustainable in the future – How to make most of the € 10 billion for Food & Natural Resources in Horizon Europe?

”Transforming our food systems to be more resilient and sustainable in the future – How to make
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Baltic Sea Region - A Science Powerhouse

Background The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) is one of the most competitive, innovative science macro-
Monday, November 26, 2018

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