SEArica Blue Economy Conference
On Thursday 28 January 2021 from 10:00 to 12:30 (CET) SEArica, in cooperation with the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission and the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions, organised an online conference dedicated to "A blue dimension to the Green Deal: The way towards a sustainable recovery of the blue economy in Europe".
The webinar concluded the feedback process on the EC Roadmap on the sustainable blue economy. It has been designed to engage regional, national and sectoral blue economy stakeholders, Members of the European Parliament and high-level officials of the European Commission on the various facets of the blue economy.
The discussion was be opened by Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Ricardo Serrão Santos, Minister of Maritime Affairs in Portugal, Tonino Picula, MEP and Chair of the SEArica Intergroup and Cees Loggen, President of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions. Jan-Christoph Oetjen (RE), Petros Kokkalis (GUE), Vangelis Meimarakis (EPP), Josianne Cutajar (S&D) and Claudia Monteiro de Aguiar (EPP) reacted to the different panels.
You can find the recording of the conference HERE and the presentations used by the speakers below.
What is an Intergroup?
The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup is one of the 27 Intergroups that were approved on 11 December 2019 by the Conference of Presidents for the 9th legislature of the European Parliament. Intergroups can be formed by MEPs from any political group and any parliamentary committee with a view to holding informal exchanges of views on particular issues and promoting contact between MEPs and civil society.
The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup brings together more than 100 MEPs from 7 different political groups and 23 Member States.
Intergroups are not Parliament bodies and therefore may not express Parliament's opinion.
Intergroups are subject to internal rules adopted by the Conference of Presidents on 16 December 1999 (last updated on 11 September 2014), which set out the conditions under which intergroups may be established at the beginning of each parliamentary term and their operating rules.