Date: 12-13 June 2014
Venue: Hilton Hotel (3 Thomas Steers Way, Merseyside L1 8LW), Liverpool, United Kingdom
To enhance cooperation among the EU’s Atlantic Member States and their Atlantic regions, with overall goal to generate Blue Growth, the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission is pleased to invite you to the Atlantic Action Plan Seminar entitled, The Atlantic Action Plan: finance opportunities for projects, chances for SMEs, which will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool on 13 June 2014. A field trip to the Albert Dock is envisaged for the evening of 12 June.
The seminar will consist of both panel groups and open discussions on priorities related to the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation as well as protecting, securing and developing the potential of the Atlantic marine and coastal environment. Whilst the main theme will be investigating financial opportunities for Atlantic Action Plan-related projects, there will be a particular focus on enabling SMEs to participate in current and emerging opportunities. To act on defined priorities in the Atlantic Action Plan, the European Commission seeks to encourage interaction and cooperation of stakeholders and looks forward to having a fruitful debate that help to devise meaningful projects in the Atlantic area.
Objective of the workshop
The objective of the seminar is to help stakeholders learn about and devise ideas for projects in the Atlantic area that would meet the needs of the Atlantic Action Plan and that could benefit from EU or private funding.
Public and private stakeholders and organizations responsible for the design and implementation of projects that could benefit from EU funding (e.g. national, regional and local authorities, research bodies, financial institutions, European and national associations, private companies).