TRUE BLUE Project - CEI support to Training and Research in a United Europe for Blue Economy
We are delighted to announce that our Know How Exchange programme - KEP, TRUE BLUE Project - CEI support to Training and Research in a United Europe for Blue Economy has officially started.
The virtual kick off meeting took place the 29th of January and it was an opportunity for the partners to introduce themselves and discuss the main features of the project.
Under the coordination of the National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS, the Consortium is composed of:
- three Universities from Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro: the Euro-Mediterranean University - EMUNI, the University of Montenegro and the University of Sarajevo;
- one Research center from Croatia, the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries
- one NGO from Albania, the Institute for Sustainable Development, Environment and Tourism - InSET.
The project, a Know How Exchange programme - KEP, is financed with the contribution of the Central European Initiative - CEI and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic.
The TRUE BLUE project aims to promote EU integration by strengthening joint efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Albania by furthering science diplomacy through training and capacity building activities for public administrations’ officials focusing on sustainable blue economy.
With the main objective of upskilling and equipping public administration officers with a methodology and complementary tools to develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, the TRUE BLUE project will organize, in a first phase, a Training of Trainers activity in Trieste and Piran from 10 to 14 June.
To achieve a multiplier effect and strengthen regional cooperation, the TRUE BLUE project will organize thematic workshops including networking sessions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania to facilitate communication and interaction between government institutions, industry, research&academia and civil society (Quadruple Helix).