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

All-Atlantic Ocean Research Conference

Ocean leaders, policy-makers, youth, researchers, entrepreneurs, academics and civil society will meet virtually to discuss pressing matters in the sector at the first online All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum.

European Green Deal: Setting the Course for Sustainable Maritime Industry

Join this webinar organised by the Interreg project ECOPRODIGI to learn more about the European Green Deal's implications for the maritime industry and to discuss how digital tools and solutions can help to reach the ambitious targets set for the industry.

What future for the Blue Economy?

This virtual meeting from DG MARE will present the European Commission's concept and orientation of its new comprehensive approach to the blue economy, currently under development. 

EWRC session: Circular economy in the Artic industries: Solutions for a green Europe

This session at the European Week of Regions and Cities will showcase initiatives from regions in or close to the Artic already on the move towards a climate-neutrarl economy. Four different projects and approaches will be presented as examples to demonstrate how future EU policy could contribute to using the potential of the circular economy in industries.

Food2030 conference - Transforming food systems through research and innovation

Welcome to this year's Food2030 conference which will discuss how research and innovation can accelerate the transformation of food systems and contribute more to the evidence-base for strengthening their governance.

The future of our oceans: Towards a new vision for global fisheries & aquacultures

This event will ask: what are the tradeoffs available to balance conservation and food security in oceans and seas?

WG Documents

WG Documents

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 2020 – 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 26 October.

ERRIN-driven project facilitation for the European Green Deal Call

The European Green Deal (EGD) call has spurred a strong interest amongst the ERRIN membership. Gear up for an ERRIN-driven project facilitation process for the European Green Deal Call!

European Green Deal call launched

The European Commission has launched the Horizon 2020-funded European Green Deal Call which addresses the biggest climate issues and aims to protect the ecosystems and biodiversity.

Consultation on guidelines for sustainable aquaculture

As the European Commission reviews the sustainable development of the EU aquaculture sector, a consultation on the strategic guidelines is now open.

Development of Horizon Europe Missions & ERRIN's related work

As the Horizon Europe Missions are becoming more clearly defined, ERRIN is working to further explore the role of regions within them.

Update from the ERRIN Secretariat – Our work policy

As Belgium moves away from confinement, the ERRIN Secretariat has developed a new work policy with necessary safety measures in line with national guidelines for the coming months.

Latest Updates

  • By Anna Tranberg

Management Board elections 2020 – 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 26 October.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ERRIN-driven project facilitation for the European Green Deal Call

The European Green Deal (EGD) call has spurred a strong interest amongst the ERRIN membership. Gear up for an ERRIN-driven project facilitation process for the European Green Deal Call!

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

European Green Deal call launched

The European Commission has launched the Horizon 2020-funded European Green Deal Call which addresses the biggest climate issues and aims to protect the ecosystems and biodiversity.

  • By Ilaria d'Auria

Do you have a strategic interest in food, cleantech or maritime?

ERRIN has been invited to join a Horizon 2020 project proposal for the call on 'Cluster facilitated projects for new industrial value chains'. As part of this, we are establishing the first panel of organisations interested in being part of the project's innovation ecosystem - ERRIN members are invited to express interest by 18 September for this opportunity that will enable you to shape the regional challenges and innovative solutions.

  • By Hilary Webb

Consultation on guidelines for sustainable aquaculture

As the European Commission reviews the sustainable development of the EU aquaculture sector, a consultation on the strategic guidelines is now open.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Open consultation on the European Partnership Zero-Emission Waterborne Transport

Following the publication of the draft proposal of the candidate European Partnership Zero-Emission Waterborne Transport, the strategic research and innovation agenda has now been published along with the launch of an open consultation where the partnership encourages all interested stakeholders to contribute.