BLUE NET workshops in Cahul – Republic of Moldova and Izmail (Ukraine)

 On 1st and 2nd of August 2018, UPIR organised two workshops in Cahul – Republic of Moldova and Izmail –Ukraine. Stakeholders from public and private sector attended the events, the topic addressed being the innovation in maritime sector: research and applicability. The events were attended by over 30 participants, representing an increased interest in this area, the discussions being focused on possibilities of addressing the challenges and opportunities of the BlueNet project, within new project proposals. Both events received the support of the Cahul District Council – Mr. Ion Groza- President and Izmail Town Hall – Mr. Andreii Ambranceko –Mayor and Executive Committee of Izmail City Council – Mr. Valentin Stroya – Director.







On 12th and 13th of September 2017, in the city of Varna, an important port of the Balkan peninsula, the Blue NET Consortium Meeting was held. The event, hosted by the Bulgarian Maritime Cluster, was a moment of evaluation of the activities carried out in the first twelve months of the project that led to the development of a common methodology for the identification of the technological innovation needs of SMEs. The event was attended by the EASME Project Advisor who expressed appreciation towards the progress of the project, which DG MARE considers of considerable importance for the development of collaborations between the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, an area of extreme interest for the European Union in the forthcoming years.