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.

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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

Information and project facilitation workshop - Farm to Fork Strategy and the Horizon 2020 Green Deal call

Interested in the Farm to Fork strategy, sustainable food systems and the related Horizon 2020 Green Deal call? The Bioeconomy WG is hosting an information and project facilitation event on the Green Deal call area 6: Farm to Fork that will specifically emphasise the regional and local dimension and the multi-actor approach.

Virtual MariMatch 2020 - International Maritime Event

MariMatch 2020 will take place as a virtual event as it combines pre-arranged 1-1 meetings online with interactive content about maritime innovation. The three-day event will be made up of meetings, panels and networking opportunities.

JPI Oceans Beyond 2020: Stakeholder Webinar

In view of the upcoming online feedback process that will engage the wider community in the development of the new strategy framework of JPI Oceans, join this webinar to hear more about the draft strategy framework.

Blue Growth WG webinar: Mission Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters

Join the Blue Growth WG to get an update on the mission area healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters and discuss the involvement of regional and local stakeholders.

BBI JU call for proposals - online project facilitation workshop

Call for partners to participate in the online project facilitation workshop for the 2020 BBI JU call for proposals.

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability - How can we enhance safety and competitiveness?

As a part of the measures put forward in the European Green Deal, A Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability aims to reduce the risks associated with producing and using chemicals. The webinar will address the production of safe and sustainable chemicals, ensuring innovation for the transition to a circular and sustainable industry and long-term investments, for which rigorous stakeholder involvement and collaboration should be incentivised.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

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.

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. 

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.

Latest Updates

  • By Ilaria d'Auria

Provide a regional example for the Spring AGM Policy Debate

Can your region be an example of how the COVID-19 recovery has shifted priorities, putting the green transition and research and innovation at the core of your strategy? We encourage you to get in touch with us as we are looking for regional cases to feed into the policy debate.

  • By Anna Tranberg

The Commission adopts a new EU Biodiversity Strategy

Today, 20 May 2020, the European Commission adopted a comprehensive new Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 to bring nature back into our lives. 

  • By Anna Tranberg

European Green Deal call - have your say!

Help shape the call by taking part in the surveys for each of the 11 areas. Deadline 3 June 2020.

  • 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.