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. 

ERRIN Contact

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Bioeconomy WG

Future prospects of algae cultivation for a greener and more sustainable society

Anna Tranberg

Algae – being a rich source of proteins, antioxidants, and oils – is becoming increasingly interesting as a sustainable raw material in food, feed, nutrition supplements as well as bioplastics and

Blue growth

Blue Growth WG - Innovative solutions to prevent marine litter

Anonymous

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

WG Events

WG Events

Ocean Action! conference

OCEAN ACTION! is an all-day event hosted by Seas At Risk, the European association of 32 marine NGOs spanning 17 countries. Our future depends on the protection and restoration of our seas and ocean. A healthy ocean is our best ally in the fight against the climate crisis. Yet, despite long-term political and legal commitments to protect and restore our marine environment, we are still not doing what needs to be done. So what needs to change for seas and ocean to get better? This is the question that Ocean Action! will aim to answer. By bringing together newly elected and appointed EU…

Blue Invest Day 2020

Blue Invest Day 2020 will bring together entrepreneurs, innovators and investors in the blue economy in order to generate concrete business opportunities. It will also be an opportunity to connect with government and public sector representatives and to boost your visibility.  The full day event will take place at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Please register your attendance here. 

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…

Latest Updates

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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.

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Conference on Ocean Microplastics Issue & the bio-based plastics solution

Ocean Microplastics have attracted increasing scientific, political and public concern as this phenomenon impacts the whole value chain of aquatic products, interfering with ecosystems processes and contaminating the food and feed chain.

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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 infor

  • By Hilary Webb

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.

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Coastal Tourism Network Kick-off

The municipality of Varde, Denmark hereby invites you to a kick-off for a new coastal tourism network. The idea is to create a network with 5-10 partners from Europe – both partners from member- and non-member states are welcome. The network will revolve around the development of coastal tourism and working with potential and challenges related to this topic. One main purpose of the network will a

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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 & Innovation allied with cooperation with coastal cities, can improve effectiveness in terms of resources management.