On 8th November 2017, in the Maritime Culture Centre in Gdańsk, Poland, an international seminar entitled “How Can Maritime Business Benefit from the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region?” was held. It was organized as part of “Let’s Communicate!” and “Smart Blue Regions” projects by “Pomorskie in the EU” Association, PA Ship and PA Safe of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).
In Turku (Southwest Finland), local Smart Blue Regions project team got together for a midterm review on 16th August.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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 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.
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.