The Maritime Institute in Gdańsk and the Pomorskie in the EU Associations, project partners of the Smart Blue Regions project, in cooperation with the national contact point (NCP) networks BioHorizon and ETNAplus, are organising the „Be Smart, Think Blue“ conference on the 19th and 20th September 2016 in Gdansk.
Three projects, namely the Smart Blue Regions Interreg BSR project (Smart specialisation and Blue Growth in the Baltic Sea Region) and the two European NCP network projects BioHorizon (Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy) and ETNAplus (Smart, green and integrated transport), have joined forces to strengthen Europe’s capacity for efficient Blue Growth.
Smart specialisation is a key concept for boosting innovation around the EU. Understanding the role of smart specialisation in enhancing the European Blue Growth sector is a prerequisite to making the most of the sea of opportunities open to stakeholders. In addition to regional specialisation and funding, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, provides several funding opportunities for marine and maritime R&I projects on a European scale. Creating synergies between all available funding sources is the ultimate goal of the “BE SMART – THINK BLUE” event.
The aim of the overall two-day event is to create an inspiring space and encourage a spirit of effective cooperation amongst blue growth actors from across Europe.
For more information including the programme and registration form, please visit the official registration website.
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Under the Polish presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, the Ministry of Economic Development of Poland invites to the conference
entitled “INTERREG changes the Baltic Sea Region. Stories that inspire”.
The conference is scheduled to take place on 23-24 May 2016 Gdańsk, Poland at the European Solidarity Centre.
The conference is organised in cooperation with 3 INTERREG programmes which have a significant impact on the development of the Baltic Sea Region: South Baltic, Baltic Sea Region and Central Baltic.
Please follow this link to read the detailed programme of the event.
Registration in English
Registration in Polish
Interreg Baltic Sea Region invites all stakeholders to the Information Seminar for the second call for applications on 16-17 March 2016 in Riga, Latvia. On the first day of the seminar will see more general features of Interreg Baltic Sea Region, introduce the themes for cooperation and topics particularly encouraged in the second call for applications. Also information will be presented about project budgeting and communication, highlight lessons learned from the first call and explain how and when to apply and where to get help. On the second day individual project consultations upon prior request and answer questions at the financial help desk will be carried out. The number of participants is limited to 300 which is why the registration closes when the maximum number is reached or latest on 29 February 2016.
Please follow this link to register for the event.