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Southwest Finland preparing for the second half of the project implementation

Southwest Finland preparing for the second half of the project implementation

In Turku (Southwest Finland), local Smart Blue Regions project team got together for a midterm review on 16th August.

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Consultation Seminar of Blue Growth Stakeholders in Pomorskie

Consultation Seminar of Blue Growth Stakeholders in Pomorskie

Within the framework of the project Smart Blue Regions, Maritime Institute in Gdańsk together with Pomorskie in the EU Association (both project partners) organised a Consultation Seminar of Pomorskian Blue Growth Stakeholders on 18th July 2017.

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Smart Blue Regions Represented at the Smart Regions 2.0 Conference in Helsinki

Smart Blue Regions Represented at the Smart Regions 2.0 Conference in Helsinki

The Smart Blue Regions project sparked up a lot of interest during the Smart Regions 2.0 Conference that gathered over 850 professionals in Helsinki to participate in a two day conference event on 1st and 2nd June 2017. The conference was organized by European Commission’s DG Regio (Directorate-General for Regional and Urban policy) and by the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

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 Using regional ERDF to develop blue transnational projects

Using regional ERDF to develop blue transnational projects

On 27th April 2017, a transnational workshop dealing with the use of structural funds for transnational cooperation was organised in Malmö (Sweden) in the framework of the Smart Blue Regions project.  

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Elaboration of a joint blue vision in Southwest Finland

Elaboration of a joint blue vision in Southwest Finland

The Smart Blue Regions project, the Regional Council of Southwest Finland as well as the City of Turku organised a stakeholder event on 1st February 2017 in Turku (Southwest Finland) dedicated to regional key actors on blue growth. Some 70 participants from the public sector, universities and companies took part to the “Sea Day of Southwest Finland”.

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Smart Blue Regions: an essential project for the EUSBSR

Smart Blue Regions: an essential project for the EUSBSR

In the framework of the 7th Annual Forum for the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) - which will take place in Stockholm on the 8th and 9th November 2016 - the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth is publishing a brochure presenting the Strategy and its financial opportunities for Baltic stakeholders.
Few Interreg projects of great relevance for the EUSBSR are introduced in this brochure including Smart Blue Regions.

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The Baltic Sea Blue Growth Survey has been launched!

The Baltic Sea Blue Growth Survey has been launched!

You can now provide your input by 2nd December 2016. Filling in the survey will only take you 15 minutes.

Please click here to start the survey.

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Great success for the first Smart Blue Regions workshop!

Great success for the first Smart Blue Regions workshop!

The Conference & Brokerage Event "Be Smart, Think Blue" took place on 19-20 September 2016 in Gdańsk. The event was organized by the Maritime Institute in Gdansk in the framework of the Smart Blue Regions project and in cooperation with the Horizon 2020 National Contact Points in the framework of the BioHorizon and ETNA2020 projects.

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Save the date:

Save the date: "Be Smart, Think Blue" conference in Gdansk

The Maritime Institute in Gdańsk, project partner of the Smart Blue Regions project, in cooperation with the national contact point (NCP) networks BioHorizon and ETNAplus, is organising the „Be Smart, Think Blue“ conference on the 19th and 20th September 2016 in Gdansk.

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Six Smart Blue Regions gathered in Turku

Six Smart Blue Regions gathered in Turku

The six Smart Blue Regions were represented at the European Maritime Day, which took place in Turku (Finland) on the 18 and 19 May 2016. They also gathered in the Finnish city for the first partners meeting of the project.

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