SEArica Conference on the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR): Focus on Blue Growth
Organised with the support of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions, the Balkan and Black Sea Commission, DG MARE and DG REGIO
Friday 4 February 2022 – 11.00-13.00 Brussels time
The EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) is one of the four EU macro-regional strategies. The Strategy was jointly developed by the Commission and the Adriatic-Ionian Region countries and stakeholders, which agreed to work together on the areas of common interest for the benefit of each country and the whole region. The EUSAIR covers nine countries: four EU Member States (Croatia, Greece, Italy, Slovenia) and five non-EU countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia).
The strategy addresses four pillars: Blue Growth (1), Connecting the Region (2), Environmental Quality (3) and Sustainable Tourism (4). This SEArica conference concentrated on the state of play on implementation of Pillar 1 and on its specific objectives: to promote research and innovation in blue economy sectors, to adapt to sustainable seafood production/consumption and to improve sea basin governance.
Opened by MEP Tonino Picula, SEArica Chair and with the participation of MEP Brando Benifei, SEArica member.
You can watch the recording of the meeting HERE
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.