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Opportunities for blue and sustainable growth in the North Sea Region

Opportunities for blue and sustainable growth in the North Sea Region

Date
Monday, 19 May, 2014 - 09:00 to 10:30
Venue
SALON LONDON
Theme(s)

The North Sea region is one of the most prosperous parts of the EU. But while there are regional or maritime strategies for the Baltic Sea or the Atlantic Sea, a coherent development approach for the North Sea is still missing. The North Sea Commission´s strategy paper “North Sea Region 2020” already provides a framework for a coherent development of the North Sea and identifies strategic priorities. Against the background of the EP´s approval for a preparatory Action for the North Sea region it is time to discuss how to unlock the growth potential in the North Sea region as well as the added value of a coherent strategy for this sea basin.

Opening: Hermann Kuhn (Member of the Bremen Regional Parliament and Chair of Committee of the Regions Intergroup “North Sea-English Channel”)

Moderator/Speaker: Tom-Christer Nilsen (Vice-president of the North Sea Commission)

Speakers:

  1. Gesine Meißner (Member of the European Parliament)
  2. Haitze Siemers (European Commission DG MARE – Head of Unit “Maritime Policy Baltic and North Sea”)
  3. N.N. – JPI Oceans

 

Organisers
North Sea Commission (geographical Commission within the Conference of peripheral maritime regions)