Place: Bruxelles
Date : 09/07/2019 to10/07/2019

The 2018 Outermost Regions Forum focused on two topics: the potential of the Blue economy for the ORs and the state of scientific knowledge and data collection on fisheries and maritime affairs. This year it is proposed to focus discussions on the development of blue economy strategies in the ORs, following the call made by the Commission in the 2017 Communication on all ORs to develop such a strategy. This should also support the preparation of the post-2020 EMFF operational programmes. Special emphasis will be put on social aspects, the risks and opportunities for the blue economy regarding climate change adaptation and the potential of blue bio-economy in these regions.



09:30 – 09:50  Opening

09.50 – 10.20 Social dimension of blue economies in the ORs-opportunities for young people 10.20 – 12.30 Where are we now? – Blue Economy Strategies in the Outermost Regions 14.00 – 14.40 The outermost regions and the blue bio-economy 15.00 – 17.00  Blue economy and climate change adaptation

17.00 – 17.20   Closing session



Representatives of all the sectors involved in the Outermost Regions, representatives of the Member States and the European institutions.