Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Blue Economy Workshop

  • 06 Jul 2021
  • Online event

In the light of the Commission’s adoption of the Sustainable Blue Economy Strategy as an essential tool to achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal whilst ensuring a green recovery from the pandemic, a joint DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) and The Joint Research Centre workshop, in cooperation with DG Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO), is being organised to support Smart Specialisation approach in the field of Sustainable Blue Economy.

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Programme

6th July

  1. 09:00-09:10
    Welcome and Short Introduction of the Workshop

    Christos Economou, DG MARE

    Xabier Goenaga, JRC

    Peter Berkowitz, DG REGIO

  2. 9:10-10:10
    Building on Experience
  3. 09:25-09:35
    Peer Learning Panel Discussion – Pt.1

    What does it take to create successful blue economy innovation and investments ecosystem around maritime-related S3 priorities? - Pt.1

    • Coastal and Maritime Tourism - George Alexakis, Region Crete (GR)
    • Aquaculture & Fisheries - Jessica Hjerpe Olausson, Region Västra Götaland (SE)
  4. 09:35-09:50
    Peer Learning Panel Discussion - Pt.2

    What does it take to create successful blue economy innovation and investments ecosystem around maritime-related S3 priorities? - Pt.2

  5. 09:50-10:10
    Interregional Innovation instrument
  6. 10:10-10:50
    Brokerage for S3 interregional partnerships for Sustainable Blue Economy – Part 1
  7. 11:00-11:40
    Brokerage for S3 interregional partnerships for Sustainable Blue Economy – Part 2
  8. 11:40-12:10
    Interregional S3 cooperation: Role of Macro-regional and Sea-Basin Strategies, New Horizon Missions and the BlueInvest Platform

    Testimonies from the Macro-Regional Strategy EUSAIR and Atlantic Sea Basin Strategy

  9. 12:10-12:30
    New Horizon Missions and the BlueInvest Platform
  10. 12:30-12:45
    Final words and Wrapping-up

    Christos Economou, DG MARE

    Xabier Goenaga, JRC

    Wrapping-up by Moderators: Ales Gnamus, JRC / Patrizia Busolini, DG MARE

Practical Information

When
06 Jul 2021
Where

Online event

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Description

Smart specialisation strategies are useful tool to support transition towards a sustainable blue economy by creating the necessary blue economy oriented innovation ecosystems in Member States and regions by promoting the exchange of know-how/lesson learned, facilitating the creation of a blue economy community of S3 quadruple helix stakeholders and supporting the development of future blue economy based interregional innovation partnerships. In addition, Smart Specialisation cooperation can reinforce regional cooperation in the framework of the EU sea-basins and macro-regional strategies as well as develop complementarities and synergies with the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF).

Half a day virtual event addressed three main points:

  1. Building on the experiences from the 2014-2020 S3 cooperation;
  2. Preparing for the future S3 interregional partnerships for Sustainable Blue Economy;
  3. The role of Macro-regional and Sea-Basin Strategies, New Horizon Missions and the BlueInvest Platform in the future Interregional Blue Economy S3 cooperation.

The workshop was held online on the 6th of July 2021 from 9:00 to 12:45 CET.

Registration

The online registration was open until 4th of July 2021 and is now closed.

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Smart Specialisation for Blue Economy Workshop