Ports as hubs of the Blue Economy
Ports as Hubs of the Blue Economy
Hosted and moderated by MEP Deirdre Clune, SEArica Vice-Chair for the Atlantic
Tuesday 27 June | 15:00 - 17:00
European Parliament, ANTALL 6Q1
In 2021, the European Commission published its Communication on the Sustainable Blue Economy and its TEN-T proposal, which established both the funding priorities and the transport infrastructure standards within the European Union for the years to come. Both pieces of legislation have the merit of putting ports as prominent infrastructure for the sustainable future of the EU, both in terms of greening maritime transport and having a role as hubs of the sustainable blue economy. In this context, the seminar will assess how the two pieces of legislation are sufficient to support ports of all sizes to engage in the green transition and become hubs of the sustainable blue economy.
With this event, SEArica aims at discussing the role of ports beyond transshipment, taking the example of the “Atlantic Smart Port Blue Acceleration Network” (AspBAN), considered as the Atlantic Strategy's flagship project to support a change for ports as hubs of the sustainable blue economy. An interactive debate session will identify support at EU level to help ports in their green transition and diversification of activities.
The event is hosted and moderated by MEP Deirdre Clune, SEArica Vice-Chair for the Atlantic.
The event is organised in the framework of the Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas (SEArica) Intergroup of the European Parliament, together with the support of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions and co-organised by the AspBAN project.
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.