The European Commission has announced an open call for expression of interest for new partnerships under the Smart Specialisation (S3) Platform on Sustainable Blue Economy.
EU Regions and stakeholders interested in exploring new interregional value chains in fisheries, aquaculture, coastal and maritime tourism, blue biotechnologies, and marine renewable energy, can get involved by expressing their interest to form a new partnership. Partnerships under the S3 Platform on Sustainable Blue Economy can access the services of the S3 Community of Practice, the EU central hub on guidance, networking, support and peer-learning on S3.
For possible inspiration, interested regions and stakeholders are invited to have a look at the thematic priorities per sector and at the recently launched partnerships on Circular Smart aquaculture and Maritime Sustainable Blue Bioeconomy.
More details (including guidance on process and eligibility criteria) and the application form can be found here. The next deadline for application under the currently open call is Friday, 29 March 2024.