MED BLUE ECONOMY IN ACTION CONFERENCE: BLUE BUSINESS TOOLS FOR SMES - 04/10/2021

Blue business tools for SMEs

The second phase of the Blue Growth Community project was launched almost two years ago. Numerous activities related to community building, transferring, mainstreaming and strategic liasing have been implemented so far. The thematic working groups are being set through the Marina Platform and starting to work on the actual transfer and mainstreaming of the community's tools, with special focus on Blue Economy.

This is a crucial period for the community considering the current transition to the upcoming Interreg Euro-MED programme and the recent release of the European Commission's Communication on a news approach for a sustainable blue economy in the EU Transforming the EU's Blue Economy for a Sustainable Future.

It is therefore the right time to reflect on current and future challenges related to the development of a sustainable Blue Economy. In this context, in the framework of the Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders - MedaWeek Barcelona, the Community is organising a mid-term Conference, with the aim to present the main results coming from the MED Blue Growth Projects to the participating Mediterranean private sector.

For this reason, we are certain that this is the right scenario for experts and companies participating in the MED Blue Growth Projects, to share their experiencies and best practices to the Mediterranean Blue Economy sector and to put in common the possibilities of investment and economic development offered by the Sustainable Blue Economy.

  • Contribute to the Blue Growth Community's twofold capitalisation objective (namely mainstreaming and strategic liaising) by promoting the transfer and capitalisation of the jointly elaborated tools/measures and results, that explicitly target collective territorial appropriation and ownership.
  • Consolidate the results achieved through the thematic working groups, mainly on Blue Economy.
  • Promote the Statement on how the BGC can contribute to achieving the objectives set by the European Commission in its Communication on a Sustainable Blue Economy.
  • Foster an active partipation/involvement of the private sector, especially SMEs and Clusters in the transferring and capitalisation results from the MED Blue Growth projects.

The meeting will be held in English, with interpretation from and into English, French and Spanish.

Check the agenda of the event here.

Registration is available here.