SEArica FINAL CONFERENCE : Charting a course to a future EU Blue Deal

Charting a course to a future EU Blue Deal

The SEArica Intergroup Final Conference (2019-2024)

Hosted by MEP Tonino Picula, Chair of the SEArica Integroup

Organised with the support of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions

07 March 2024, 14.00 - 16.00

European Parliament, ASP 3H1, Brussels / Online


Over the past four years, the vital role of seas, rivers, islands and coastal areas has gained significant importance in the EU actions to address the environmental, climate and energy crises.  While the European Green Deal set a package of policy initiatives, targets and legislation to engage the EU on the path of green transition, the European Commission proposed a new vision for the transformation of the maritime economic sectors, paving the way for a transition towards sustainable Blue Economy.

Within its third mandate, the SEArica Intergroup has contributed to the political debate on the maritime dimension of strategic EU policies. Shedding a light on the proposals of the SEArica members for an enhanced consideration of maritime issues at EU and international level, the SEArica Intergroup has provided an engaging platform for cross-sectoral dialogues and has voiced specific EU sea-basin challenges and realities.

With the parliamentary term coming to an end, and in light of the European Ocean Days 2024, this final conference, hosted by MEP Tonino Picula, SEArica Chair, aims at reflecting on past maritime achievements and on the next generation of EU maritime policies.




Event Properties

Event Date 07-03-2024 14:00
Event End Date 07-03-2024 16:00
European Parliament Brussels
Rue Wiertz, 1047 Bruxelles, Belgique
European Parliament Brussels
Categories Conférence 2019-2024,Blue Economy, Maritime Industries and Ports
Attachment SEArica_DraftAgenda_Final event_0703241 3.pdf

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.

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With the support of the CPMR, Intergroup Secretariat