EUSAIR flagships defined within Pillar 1 – Blue Growth
EUSAIR key implementers got together and defined key priorities for blue growth in the region!
The video conference meetings of National and Pillar Coordinators to discuss and confirm the flagships to be embedded into the IPA/ESIF programming documents started on 26 May 2020 with Pillar 3 - Environmental Quality and Pillar 2 - Connecting the Region/subgroup Transport is continuing today with the second round of debates, opening up by Pillar 4 - Sustainable Tourism.
Pillar 1 - Blue Growth is proposing, in line with the 3 priority areas of the Pillar, 3 flagships with concrete actions countries will meet at national level to follow common goal/solutions for the region.
F1 - Fostering quadruple helix ties in the fields of marine technologies and blue bio-technologies for advancing innovation, business development and business adaptation in blue bio-economy, covers the priority 1 - Blue technologies.
F2 - Promoting Sustainability, Diversification and Competitiveness in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors through education, research & development, administrative, technological and marketing actions, including the promotion of initiatives on marketing standards and healthy nutritional habits, following priorities 2a - Fisheries and 2b - Aquaculture.
F3 - Bolstering capacity building and efficient coordination of planning and local development activities for improving marine and maritime governance and blue growth services, tackling priority 3 - Maritime and marine governance and services.
The contribution of Thematic Steering Group 1 and all the additional argumentation offered by Pillar Coordinator was apprised by the participants of the meeting.