MISTRAL - “Mid-Term Conference”

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MISTRAL - “Mid-Term Conference”

MISTRAL, integrated project financed within Interreg MED Program, has participated to the event organized by the Association of the Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCAME), in the framework of the MedaWeek 2018 and in close cooperation with the Blue Growth Community’s mid-term conference, disseminated through a wide range of media & social channels.

Launched the 26th of April 2018 MISTRAL KOM has been hosted by the LP Emilia – Romagna Region in Bologna, has shared an overview about its priorities, actions, introducing its wide partnership 14 Partners from 8 Countries and 9 Associated partners, together with first activities to develop: a Methodology, to map key research actors, clusters, support bodies, policies and target groups, while collecting best practices in and outside the partnership on the Blue Growth Ecosystem.

The Methodology will be finalized by the end of 2018 and the main aim is to provide an exhaustive state-of-the-art in the MED area about expertise, actions and initiatives running.

In Parallel, MISTRAL is also developing “Countries and Regional fiches” that will be collected in the MISTRAL Blue Book, to analyze the 5 key Blue Growth sectors:

1.    Blue Energy
2.    Fisheries & Aquaculture
3.    Maritime Surveillance
4.    Blue Biotechnologies
5.   Coastal & maritime tourismThe Blue Book will be also the instrument to report a benchmark analysis of the key projects, players, activities and strategies in the 5 sectors to finally assess and to provide an overview on the most relevant drivers and opportunities of development in the long run: 2021-2028 perspective.

The Consortium will meet in May 2019 in Portugal and MISTRAL will probably be part also of the Maritime Days planned in Lisbon.

For MISTRAL it has been very important to join the Mid-Term Conference of the BGC, to contribute to strengthen the community and to discuss also with the representatives of iBlueMaestralePelagosProteus4Helix+ projects on the common and shared field of work: how to integrate mutually the outputs achieved and to better and jointly contribute to the development of a concrete  Blue Growth international cooperation area.