The conference provides a strong input to shape future policies and the practical steps needed to drive transformational change in the blue economy and the wider integrated maritime policy agenda. It focused on smart and sustainable solutions for blue growth, ocean governance, clean energy and skills development and it looked at tools such as strategic cluster partnerships and common roadmaps to facilitate joint action. Throughout, there was a particular focus on specific regional challenges and opportunities. These focused, thematic sessions explore what is needed to drive transformational change in different areas of the integrated maritime agenda. In each stream, a panel discussion has been followed by a structured discussion to set out which actions are needed at different levels: global, European, regional and conclusions/action points to be retransmitted to the plenary will be reached in a participative way.
Presentations and conclusions of the thematic sessions and workshops are available on the pages describing the programme.