European Maritime Day is the annual meeting point for Europe’s maritime community to network, discuss, and forge joint action. Its ninth edition will take place in Turku, Finland with a stimulating conference on 18-19 May 2016 and an attractive lineup of activities for the general public on 20-22 May 2016.
The conference will provide 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 will focus on smart and sustainable solutions for blue growth, ocean governance, clean energy and skills development and it will look at tools such as strategic cluster partnerships and common roadmaps to facilitate joint action. Throughout, there will be a particular focus on specific regional challenges and opportunities. These focused, thematic sessions will explore what is needed to drive transformational change in different areas of the integrated maritime agenda. In each stream, a panel discussion will be 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.
BLASTIC project is presented in Networking Village by the Keep the Archipelago Tidy Association.