Ocean Meets Regions
21 November 2017 09:30 – 13:30
Room JDE 51
European Committee of the Regions
The Commission for Natural Resources has the pleasure to invite you to a follow-up event of the conference "Our Ocean" (5-6 October, Malta), aiming to involve stakeholders from the regional and local level in the debate on sustainable blue economy and ocean governance.
The high level opening session will touch upon challenges and opportunities for European regions and policy developments on global and regional scale. The participants will be able to exchange views with EU Commissioner for maritime affairs, fisheries and environment Karmenu VELLA, Statoil Vice-President Jannik LINDBÆK, Ocean Energy Europe CEO Rémi GRUET and EIB's Director for Environment and Sustainable Territorial Development Werner SCHMIDT.
In addition, two separate thematic sessions will focus on the regional aspects of the blue economy and ocean governance, with the involvement of policy-makers, researchers and practitioners.
All three sessions will aim at a constructive feedback and discussion on the achievements, the problems, best practices and the way ahead for the European maritime economy and its sustainable development on regional and local level.
Interested parties are invited to register under the following link: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Important notice : All participants are responsible for organizing and paying their own transportation and accommodation