Working Group Leaders

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of Blue Growth Working Group.

Blue Growth WG Leader

Leader

Saara Nuotio-Coulon

Turku-Southwest Finland EU Office

Turku-Souhtwest Finland European Office

Martine Elise Farstad

Leader

Martine Elise Farstad

South Norway European Office in Brussels

Agder County Brussels Office

Aki Ishiwa

Leader

Aki Ishiwa

Emilia Romagna Region - ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory

Emilia Romagna Region - ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory

Pernille Dagø

Pernille Dagø

South Denmark European Office

South Denmark European Office

Blue Growth

The Working Group focuses on the blue economy covering both marine and maritime research and innovation areas with the intention to support members with their regional strategies (S3 and sea basin) in the field. Sustainability and the digital challenges related to the marine and maritime sector are key issues. The group aims to foster participation in present and future European funding programmes and initiatives and to build partnerships between members.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Blue Growth WG meeting: FitFor55 & the maritime sector

POSTPONED - Blue Growth WG meeting: Fit For 55 & the maritime sector

Hilary Webb

This meeting has been postponed. We will send a new invitation as soon as a date is confirmed. Thank you for understanding. The next Blue Growth Working Group meeting will explore maritime specific

Blue Growth

Blue Growth meeting on Horizon Europe calls 2021 & European Partnerships

Hilary Webb

This Blue Growth Working Group meeting will serve to present information about the first Horizon Europe calls related to Blue Growth as well as an update on relevant European Partnerships.  The

Blue Growth

Blue Growth meeting: How can digitalisation improve the status of the seas?

Hilary Webb

The first Blue Growth Working Group meeting of the year will approach the subject of digitisation in the Blue Growth sector. The meeting will take place from 11:30 - 12:30 CET on Thursday 11 March

WG Related Events

WG Related Events

Earth Observation online networking event

A networking event in the field of Earth observation / Copernicus services will be organised on 13 December between 14.00 and 16.30. It will provide a brief overview of recently launched Horizon Europe calls, yet its main aim is to enable pitching sessions for all those interested to establish new collaborative links across EU. 

ERRIN Autumn Annual General Meeting 2021

Save the date for this year’s Autumn Annual General Meeting, which will take place on 9 December at 14:30-17:00 CET. In addition to offering highlights from 2021 and outlook for 2022, the Autumn AGM will be an opportunity to continue ERRIN’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

Benefiting from EU funding opportunities in the boating industry

This webinar, organised by EBI & EEN for the boating industry experts, will provide practical and tailored presentations and advice how to access EU funds, expand their potential and showcase examples of companies having benefited in the past.

COP 26: How to turn a city into a smart and net-zero city?

A European Union side event at the COP 26 conference will discuss how to implement smart solutions for urban energy, mobility and water systems. European and international city projects alike will share and discuss essential issues concerning the decarbonisation of urban areas. 

POSTPONED - Blue Growth WG meeting: Fit For 55 & the maritime sector

The next Blue Growth Working Group meeting on Monday 8 November will explore maritime specific elements of the European Commission’s Fit For 55 legislation package and the role of regions in these actions.

Horizon Europe brokerage event for cluster 6 - 2022 calls

The network of Horizon Europe National Contact Points, Bridge2HE, is organising a virtual networking event for finding project partners for the upcoming Horizon Europe cluster 6 calls.

WG Documents

WG Documents

ERRIN input paper on a future EU Algae Strategy

ERRIN's input paper on a potential EU Algae Strategy, highlighting the challenges and opportunities of such a strategy at a regional and local level.

ERRIN input to the future EU Algae Strategy - Draft

A drafting group has prepared a first version of the ERRIN input to the future EU Algae Strategy.

Blue Bioeconomy Forum - Roadmap for the blue bioeconomy

The Blue Bioeconomy Forum was set up in 2018 as a platform for entrepreneurs, researchers, government officials and other stakeholder to further develop the blue bioeconomy.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Management Board elections 2021 – results

Between 4 and 18 October, ERRIN members could put forward their candidatures for this year’s ERRIN Management Board elections. Three new Management Board members were selected.

ERRIN Autumn AGM 2021 – taking stock & looking forward after 20 years

Save the date for ERRIN’s 2021 Autumn Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will take place on 9 December at 14:30-17:00 CET. In addition to offering highlights from 2021 and outlook for 2022, the Autumn AGM will be an opportunity to continue ERRIN’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

Commission adopts 2022 Work Programme

This week, the European Commission adopted its 2022 Work Programme, which lays out 42 new policy initiatives across the six headline ambitions of President von der Leyen's Political Guidelines.

Management Board elections 2021 – call for nominations launched!

Every year ERRIN holds elections for the Management Board. You can put forward your candidature for this year’s elections until 18 October.

Five Horizon Europe Missions launch

The European Commission has today launched its five Horizon Europe Missions as a new way to work towards ambitious goals related to health, the climate and the environment by 2030. Read about the announcements and ERRIN's work on the Missions so far.

Public consultation on protecting the marine environment

The Marine Strategy Framework Directive is an EU tool to protect the marine environment. Following a report in 2020 revealing persistent challenges, a review is now ongoing into the directive including a public consultation to gather views on how to overcome these challenges.

Latest Updates

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Management Board elections 2021 – results

Between 4 and 18 October, ERRIN members could put forward their candidatures for this year’s ERRIN Management Board elections. Three new Management Board members were selected.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ERRIN Autumn AGM 2021 – taking stock & looking forward after 20 years

Save the date for ERRIN’s 2021 Autumn Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will take place on 9 December at 14:30-17:00 CET. In addition to offering highlights from 2021 and outlook for 2022, the Autumn AGM will be an opportunity to continue ERRIN’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

  • By Hilary Webb

Commission adopts 2022 Work Programme

This week, the European Commission adopted its 2022 Work Programme, which lays out 42 new policy initiatives across the six headline ambitions of President von der Leyen's Political Guidelines.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ERRIN annual survey: Provide input on ERRIN’s 2022 priorities and share feedback on activities!

To start planning Working Group activities for 2022, the Working Group leaders will take part in the annual strategy workshops at the end of November. To inform these workshops, ERRIN members are invited to take part in an annual survey – an opportunity to provide input on the network’s future priorities and reflect on past activities.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Management Board elections 2021 – call for nominations launched!

Every year ERRIN holds elections for the Management Board. You can put forward your candidature for this year’s elections until 18 October.

  • By Hilary Webb

Five Horizon Europe Missions launch

The European Commission has today launched its five Horizon Europe Missions as a new way to work towards ambitious goals related to health, the climate and the environment by 2030. Read about the announcements and ERRIN's work on the Missions so far.