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
Conclusions (by the co-Presidency)
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