S3 FORUM and first-ever S3 Sustainable Blue Economy Platform Steering Group

Blue economy community:

The next Steering Committee of the Thematic Smart Specialisation Platforms (TSSPs) will take place on 29 November (8:30 - 14:00) in Barcelona

The Steering Committee brings together, twice a year, Commission services with the Smart Specialisation and Innovation community to share relevant policy updates and upcoming initiatives in the various sectors. This is also the occasion for Thematic Smart Specialisation Partnerships to exchange experiences and lessons learned related to interregional collaboration. This is the second Steering Committee meeting that will be organised by the S3 Community of Practice in 2023.

On this occasion, DG MARE will organise the first-ever Steering Committee of the recently established Smart Specialisation Platform on Sustainable Blue Economy (11:15 - 12:30). In this meeting, blue economy stakeholders interested in Smart Specialisation will have the opportunity to learn more about the services offered under the S3 Community of Practice, the benefits of forming a partnership and the process related to its creation. They will also hear first-hand from other partnerships sharing their cooperation experience.

In the afternoon, DG MARE plans to hold a joint kick-off meeting of the first blue economy partnerships to be established under the call for expression of interest that closed on 30 September 2023. This meeting will be open also to all blue economy stakeholders interested in exploring the possibility of creating or joining a partnership in the near future, as they will benefit from hearing the experience of the newly created partnerships and have the opportunity to exchange with like-minded participants.

The meetings will be held back-to-back with the S3 Forum on 28 November (9:00 – 17:30), in Barcelona. The S3 Forum offers stakeholders a unique opportunity to network, discuss S3 implementation, and exchange insights and best practices.

To participate in the S3 Forum and/or in the Steering Committee of the Thematic Smart Specialisation Platforms (session: Steering Committee of the S3 on Sustainable Blue Economy), please register here https://s3-forum.regio-events.eu/en/registration-form.

More information about the Steering Committee meeting of S3 Thematic Platforms can be found in the event's AGENDA

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