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Embarking together: Kick-off meeting of funded projects (2023 Joint Call)

The 19 projects selected in the Partnership’s first co-funded call will come together for a kick-off meeting in Madrid on 25-26 September 2024. The event will bring together coordinators and other project representatives along with key staff from the Partnership consortium and the European Commission. 

Practical info

Agencia Estatal de Investigación - Salón de Actos (ground floor) - AEI, Calle Torrelaguna 58 bis, 28027 Madrid, Spain

25 Sep 2024-26 Sep 2024 | 9:00-15:00

Travel information

English




About the meeting

The meeting serves a dual purpose. Firstly, it provides a platform for projects to present their work plans, objectives, and expected impacts in an open discussion with the Follow-up Group, responsible for evaluating the projects in the future (for the mid-term and final-term reviews). This will foster connections among peers and identify potential synergies and complementarities between projects. Secondly, participants will receive essential information for their upcoming 36 months of collaboration and beyond. Topics will include synergies with other EU initiatives, monitoring obligations during the project's lifespan, communication strategies, data management plans, and more. 

Participants

  • Coordinators/consortium partners of the funded projects 
  • Funding agencies participating in Call 2023 
  • Follow-up Expert Group
  • European Commission representatives
  • Invited speakers and other SBEP invited members


Contacts

SBEP Follow-up secretariat 
Abraham Trujillo Quintela, (AEI/FECYT) 
Esther Chacón Campollo, (AEI)
oceans@aei.gob.es
 

Programme

PROGRAMME DAY 1, 25 SEPTEMBER 2024

PLENARY SESSION – Salón de Actos (ground floor)
09:00Registration
09:30

Welcome message
AEI, Spain 
European Commission

Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership (SBEP), context and update
MUR Italy (SBEP coordinator)

Funding opportunities and synergies with other European initiatives (Missions and Partnerships) 
European Commission (TBC)

Monitoring and follow-up of funded projects
AEI, Spain

11:00Coffee break
Salón de Actos (ground floor)
10’ presentation + 5´ Q&A for each project
11:30

AQUABALANCE
Natalia Maehle

AquaUp
Johan Johansen

ARCFISH
Toril Hamre

Blue Bio Boost 
Ashild Ergon

BlueBoost 
Neil Duncan

BluEcho
Marta Cianferra

13:00Lunch break and group photo
Networking and information sessions
14:30

Expectations on Communication and information on a future Ocean Literacy session with the projects
JPI Oceans

EMODNET and the data from SBEP funded projects
EMODNET speaker (TBC)

UN-Decade Co-branding for the SBEP funded projects
Alison Clausen, IOC/UNESCO

15:50Coffee break
16:15

BLUEWAYSE
Katerina Kousoulaki

CliN-BluFeed
Lionel Camus

DTO-Track
Sarah McLean

FAMOS
Lorenzo Cappietti

RE-BLUE
Ingrid Undeland

17:30End of 1st day and free time until dinner
19:30Dinner

 

PROGRAMME DAY 2, 26 SEPTEMBER 2024

PLENARY SESSION – Salón de Actos (ground floor)
08:30Registration
Salón de Actos (ground floor)
10’ presentation + 5´ Q&A for each project
09:00Welcome, recap of day before and start of meeting
09:15

FunSea
Oystein Arlov

INSPIRE
Amir Rasekhi Nejad

MEDSEAPLAN
Lisa Simone de Grunt

FOODIMAR
Efthalia Arvaniti

SEAFOODTURE
Marta Martínez

10:30Coffee break
11:00Workshop for funded projects and funders on Impact and Market Uptake
RCN and Innovation Norway 
ANR, France
12:00

SEAREFINER
Zeynep Cetecioglu Gurol

SHELLFISHBOOST
Luca Bargelloni

WASTE2TASTE
Daniela Coppola

12:45

Open Access and SBEP KPIs
ANR, France

Data Management Plans and data sharing expectations from funded projects
Speaker TBC

Ethics in SBEP and its funded projects
Speaker TBC

Joint reflections and wrap-up
MUR, Italy
AEI, Spain

13:45Lunch and end of Kick-off meeting