The InnoBlue Growth project offers a Pop Up meeting to its large blue growth community in Rome

The InnoBlue Growth project offers a Pop Up meeting to its large blue growth community in Rome

Rome, April 9 th 2018 – The InnoBlue Growth partners’ consortium – on the occasion of the upcoming Interreg Med mid-term event “Made in MED”- are organizing a Pop Up Meeting for its Blue Growth Community all joined in Rome next April 17, 2018. This meeting untitled “Before the Mid Conference”, which will take place at the headquarters of the Marevivo Association, will consist on a cocktail together, to introduce the new members of the Community and to friendly debate about the key Community topics.

This informal and easygoing meeting - free of charge for registrants and on invitation onlywill primarily serve as the special scenario to officially introduce the new Blue Growth Community members: 4helix+ (aiming at empowering the quadruple helix of MED maritime clusters through an open source/knowledge sharing and community-based approach in favour of MED blue growth) and Mistral (aiming at developing a wider governance vision towards 2020 in the Blue Growth sector as well as assuring the effective policy mainstreaming).

This presentation will be followed by a cocktail with excellent networking opportunities, where participants could have a deeper knowledge of main achievements of the projects until date, and the most relevant challenges, gaps and synergies’ opportunities to be addressed from now on with the recently integrated members.

In short, the main objective of this meeting is for the current Blue Growth Community members to meet their new peers and benefit from the networking opportunities before diving in the Interreg Med mid-term event “Made in MED” on the next day.

Through their participation to the Interreg Med mid-term event “Made in MED” (18th -19th April 2018, Auditorium del Massimo, Rome), all horizontal projects, as well as high-level decision- makers and policy promoters, may discuss together the main hot topics in the region such as climate change, blue economy and inclusive growth.

The overall ambition is to deliver focused messages to policy level therefore influencing future perspectives and planning actions, both at transnational and national levels, beyond 2020. In order to reach this political objective, the Interreg MED thematic communities are called to highlight how the individual results of their projects can be “translated” into shared common messages and related added value, both for the population of local beneficiaries and projects as well as for policy makers at regional, national and transnational level.

The Horizontal InnoBlueGrowth project is actively contributing to this mid-term event, by proposing high impact and interactive performances and providing for suggestions regarding exhibition and communication issues and possible speakers for the thematic sessions.

InnoBlueGrowth is a three-year project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, within the Interreg Med Programme.

The partnership is composed by CoNISMa -National Inter-University Consortium for Marine Sciences (Lead Partner)-, ASCAME –Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry-, CPMR -Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe-, Plan Bleu for the environment and development in the Mediterranean, NTUA – National Technical University of Athens-, and UOM – University of Montenegro – Institute for marine biology.

For more information on InnoBlueGrowth and its Modular projects, check out the website of the Blue Growth Community. Also join us on Facebook, Twitter (@InnoBlueGrowth), LinkedIn accounts and LinkedIn Groups (Marine Renewable Energy Community and Yachting Community).