News: The European Commission welcomes the launch of the Black Sea Strategic R&I Agenda Implementation Plan

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The Implementation Plan for the Black Sea Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) was launched on May 4th during a dedicated conference in the European Parliament, hosted by MEP Marian-Jean Marinescu.

The event featured the participation of the European Commission, EU and partner countries, regional organisations, and the cohort of the Black Sea Young Ambassadors, which in the event represented the passion and hopes of the future generations.

The SRIA Implementation Plan, prepared by the Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action Black Sea (CONNECT) in agreement with national governments of the region, will set the foundational work for protecting unique habitats and the health of the Black Sea, while supporting the development of sea-based sectors, boosting the local blue economy.

The Implementation Plan includes specifically designed research and innovation actions, aimed at building vital support systems and innovative research infrastructure, enhancing education, and building, developing and strengthening capacity. The Implementation Plan of the SRIA, as scientific pillar of the Common Maritime Agenda for the Black Sea, offers a framework for academia, funding organisations, industry, policy makers, and society to address the fundamental challenges of the Black Sea through strategic joint actions.

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News Posted on 24/05/2023