Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Blue Economy

As a direct follow-up from the five brokerage sessions held by DG Mare focusing on Blue Bio-techonology, Marine Renewable Energies, Coastal and Maritime Tourism, Aquaculture and Fishery, DG MARE is organising an hybrid back-to-back event focused on smart specialisation strategies (S3) that promote interregional partnerships and blue economy value chains across borders. 

In addition to the outcome of the brokerage sessions, the event will present the recently launched S3 thematic platform for Sustainable Blue Economy, that is being set up by DG MARE in cooperation with DG REGIO, and  share with the stakeholders how they can profit of it to improve their capacities to implement S3 strategies and actively participate to interregional S3 partnerships and value chains. Furthermore, the event will be to inform the blue economy stakeholders on opportunities to improve their capacities to implement S3 strategies, to participate in interregional S3 partnerships, and to identify financial opportunities. In this line, DG MARE is also focusing on fostering the active participation of the regions as the key enablers of the quadruple helix, as well as to progress on the creation of synergies with cooperative frameworks such as the sea basin and macro-regional strategies and networks, by sharing S3 concept and the set up of the new thematic platform with non European and accession countries as well.

The hybrid event will take place on  25th  October 2022 at Agios Nikolaos Crete and online.

You can register in the following link

Accommodation: Rooms have been booked by the hosting Region  in Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay (meeting venue) for your stay, guaranteed until 30 September 2022. After that date, bookings are subject to availability. To take advantage of the offered prices, registered participants can make their own hotel booking through this link: Reservation.

Transfers will be organised by the Region of Crete from/to Heraklion International Airport and the meeting venue (journey time 1 hour approximately) . More information will be shared with the registered participants a few weeks before the event.

See in agenda of the event in more detail here.

DG Mare; Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) General Assembly and the hosting Region (Region of Crete)
Agios Nikolaos Crete and online