• Location:   Hybrid - Helsingbor

DG MARE has identified smart specialisation strategies (S3) as a key tool to implement the Communication on Sustainable Blue Economy adopted in May 2021. In coordination with DG REGIO, DG MARE is setting up a smart specialization platform for sustainable blue economy and is organising a series of brokerage events to promote smart specialisation interregional partnerships and blue economy value chains (blue biotechnology, MRE, coastal maritime tourism, aquaculture, fisheries).

DG MARE, in cooperation with the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) and Region Skåne is organising a next dedicated brokerage session to promote towards Coastal and Maritime Tourism stakeholders the potentialities of S3 interregional partnerships, in particular in the framework of the I3 instrument and the currently open calls will take place on 15 June in Helsingborg Sweden and online.

The event will support matchmaking activities in order to:

  1. facilitate blue economy stakeholders’ networking and exchange
  2. promote the definition of stakeholders’ complementarities and synergies in terms of interregional value chains/partnerships
  3. support exchange of potential partnership ideas and expression of interest
  4. share best practices and lessons learned on S3 interregional partnerships set up and implementation