On the February 7th and 8th, the project partners of BLUEAIR project gathered in Barcelona on a Learning event which was organized at the Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) by the BLUENETCAT – Xarxa Marítima de Catalunya and UPC – UPC Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

Visiting the best-performing regions and macro-region, Learning events aim to facilitate the transfer of know-how and the implementation of successful innovation policy on Sustainable Blue Economy based on policy recommendations as elaborated in the BlueAir White Paper.

As the West Mediterranean and Adriatic and Ionian Region are part of a larger Mediterranean area and are traditionally well-connected in the areas of policy, research and business cooperation, the Learning event was hosted in Barcelona. Barcelona is such important knowledge and innovation hub with an abundance of Sustainable Blue Economy initiatives and networks, including international ones, and at the same time a forerunner in new approaches to innovation policymaking.

In accordance with objectives of BLUEAIR project, during the event two important topics were in focus:

  • Coordination of innovation policies at the macroregional level – which was dedicated on learning how territorial innovation policies in Sustainable Blue Economy are coordinated on the transregional and macroregional levels.
  • Interregional innovation cooperation – which was dedicated on learning how innovation actors from different territories work together in a coordinated way towards achieving mutually beneficial results for the (macro) region.

If you want to see the video of the Learning event, please visit: link.

The BLUEAIR project is funded through the ADRION program and 12 partners from EU and IPA countries are involved in its implementation.