News: Agenda of the 5th Meeting of the UfM Working Group on the Blue Economy

Agenda of the 5th Meeting of the UfM Working Group on the Blue Economy, Conference Centre Albert Borschette (CCAB), 36 rue Froissart, Brussels
25 March 2019

09:00 – 09:30 Registration of participants

09:30 - 11:00 Opening (by the co-Presidency)
Adoption of the agenda
Tour de table on progress made on developing maritime policy, blue economy, and cross-sectorial coordination at national level (by focal points of the UfM Countries)

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 Key outcomes of the written reports submitted by the countries and concerned institutions in 2018 (UfMS)
Deliverables of the 1st UfM Ministerial Declaration on the Blue Economy:
- Latest advancements at regional level, including WestMed (DG MARE); Blue Med Initiative (DG RTD); Med Blue Economy Stakeholder Platform (UfMS), etc.
(Input by country representatives)

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 - 15:30 Towards the next UfM Ministerial Conference on the Blue Economy in 2020:
- Draft Review of the Ministerial Declaration of 2015 (Copresidency, UfMS and country representatives)

15:30- 16:30 De-briefing from the first “Blue Invest in the Mediterranean” event - 24 January, Malta – by DG MARE.
How to ensure active participation of blue economy entrepreneurs and investors in the UfM Blue Economy Forum (introduction by DG MARE and DG NEAR; discussion).
Support grant from DG MARE/EASME to the UfMS: purpose and objectives.
Overview of projects linked to IMP/BE, implemented by the European Commission

16:30 – 17:00 IMP-MED Facility: short overview of the achievements of the project (by Ms Federica Pesce - DG NEAR and Mr Lothar Schillak – Project Team Leader)

17:00 – 17:30 AOB
Next steps
Conclusions (by the co-Presidency)

You can access the agenda here

News Posted on 22/03/2019