Workshops Ask How Blue Economy Can Be Greener

1st November 2016

On behalf of the European Commission Eunomia is hosting a series of four workshops around Europe to facilitate discussion and gather advice on how to make the blue economy more environmentally-friendly.

The workshops are free to attend and open to representatives from industry, NGO’s and the public sector.

With workshops in Tallinn, Brussels, Ljubljana and Constanta as well as access to discussions via a webinar, Eunomia is inviting spokespeople from the blue economy to contribute.

The EU Blue Economy provides over 5 million jobs and approximately 4% of Europe’s Gross Domestic Product.

Hara Xirou, Head of Eunomia’s Brussels office who is part of the team coordinating the workshops said:

“These workshops are a really valuable opportunity for those working in green jobs in the blue economy to get their voices heard so the European Commission can support the maritime industry’s move towards an environmentally friendly future.”

The purpose of the workshops is twofold:

  1. To enhance knowledge of potential action and support the dissemination of good practice; and
  2. To inform EU-level policy in cases where action at the EU level can make a difference to helping local efforts.

Workshop dates are:

  1. Tallinn, Estonia, Thursday 3rd November, the agenda is available here
  2. Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday 8th November, the agenda is available here

Those interested in joining a workshop should email

Join the conversation around the workshops on twitter with #greenbluejobs