Within the context of Activity T1.2 “Organization of mutual learning processes on Blue Growth innovation policies” University of Piraeus Research Center published Guidebook for Cross-Fertilization events.

Its purpose is to recommend a unified format for these events in order to produce comparable results related to the challenges and opportunities for strengthening macro-regional cooperation in the Adriatic and Ionian Region towards enhancing innovation in a sustainable blue economy. These results will be compiled in a White Paper with recommendations on how to address these challenges and seize these opportunities (D.T.1.2.5).

The Guidebook for Cross-Fertilization events is divided into several sections. The first section describes the concept of the mutual learning process (MLP) and Cross-Fertilization events and provides the guidelines for the organization of these events in a unified format. The second one briefly explains these concepts, giving also the relevant working definitions. The third section presents the methodological framework under which this Guidebook was developed. The fourth section elaborates the conception of Cross-Fertilization Workshops, giving its specific objectives, who will be their participants/learners of the mutual learning process, on which blue economy areas they should be focused, their content and format, the roles and responsibilities of the Project Partners (PPs), the timeline for organizing and conducting the Cross-Fertilization Workshops and for completing the entire Activity T1.2, the coordination and evaluation aspects of the whole process and finally how we may ensure the sustainability of its results. The fifth section explains the organizational and technical aspects of the Cross-Fertilization Workshops, while following section recommends suitable methods and tools for engaging the participants to the process and ensuring the production of comparable results. Relevant Training materials are given in seventh section. In the Annex, there are further details related to the guidelines elaborated in all previous sections.

Further details on D.T.1.2.1 Guidebook for Cross-Fertilization events can be found on following link.

The BlueAir project is financed under the Interreg ADRION program, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the IPA II Fund.