Specific objectives for this pillar
- To promote research, innovation and business opportunities in blue economy sectors, by facilitating the brain circulation between research and business communities and increasing their networking and clustering capacity.
- To adapt to sustainable seafood production and consumption, by developing common standards and approaches for strengthening these two sectors and providing a level playing field in the macro-region.
- To improve sea basin governance, by enhancing administrative and institutional capacities in the area of maritime governance and services.
To achieve the abovementioned objectives, Pillar 1 will focus on three topics:
Topic 1 – Blue technologies
Topic 2 – Fisheries and aquaculture
Topic 3 – Maritime and marine governance and services