The session is developed as part of the ongoing efforts to prompt the energy transition of the EU blue economy. It will give regional and local actors a platform to share best practices (not least on Smart Specialisation), exchange views, identify barriers and ways forward to drive the decarbonisation of the blue economy towards climate-neutrality by 2050. This includes contribution to a roadmap on the transition of the sector and participation in the new Energy Transition Partnership.
After the launch of the Energy Transition Partnership for EU fisheries and aquaculture earlier this year, as well as the setup of the Blue Forum and the Smart Specialisation Platform for Sustainable Blue Economy, EU Regions week 2023 is a good opportunity to provide a space for stakeholders to exchange and share of best practices, as well as to extend the invitation to all coastal regions and cities to use the existing tools to accelerate the energy transition of the EU blue economy.
The workshop will take place on Wednesday 11 October 2023, from 14h30 to 15h30, in Hall 300 of the SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre (Mont des Arts, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium).
Link to the session and registration: Coastal Cities and Regions at the forefront of the innovative energy transition of the blue economy | European Week of Regions and Cities (europa.eu), as part of the 2023 edition of the EU Regions Week’s main programme (here).
Registrations are open until 29 September 2023.
Every participant must have created and completed their EULogin account before registering to a session. On the day of the session, seats are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.