Thetis organizes the conference “BLUE GROWTH Boosting sustainable development of marine and maritime economy: the case of Adriatic-Ionian Region”

pellestrina - capodanno 2014 -60 (Large)The Blue Growth is the long term strategy adopted by European Union to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole, recognizing that seas and oceans are drivers for the European economy and have great potential for innovation and growth. In this framework, to harness this potential, ensure tailor-made measures and foster cooperation between countries, Macro-Regional Strategies have been launched for each marine area including the Adriatic and Ionian region.

The workshop is addressed to representatives of marine and maritime industry sectors and regional/local administrations of the Adriatic-Ionian Region with the main aim to get acquainted with the EU Blue Growth Strategy, its objectives and funding opportunities and to improve networking for providing new ideas and initiatives

The event is organized, by Thetis at Aquae Expo Venice 2015, in two morning sessions of presentations on the main features of Blue Growth Strategy and EUSAIR followed by three afternoon parallel sessions on: maritime clusters, coastal tourism and marine aquaculture.

In the workshop high level invited speaker from European, National, Regional Institutions and marine/maritime operative sectors of the Adriatic-Ionian Region will provide key note presentations on the main issues of the Strategy and its implementations.


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