High Level Conference: Obstacles to investment and access to finance in Europe for the maritime economy
18 February 2016
The aim of this high level conference is to present concrete examples of how regional and local authorities in Europe stimulate economic development linked to the maritime economy thanks to support provided by the European Union.
This conference will cover the extent to which European programmes and instruments (in particular financial instruments) bring undisputed added value to the blue economy and regional development. It will also examine the practical roles that regional authorities play in terms of stimulating job creation and growth.
One and a half years one from the start of the term of the Juncker Commission, the conference will also kick start a discussion about the need for a long term approach for investment at territorial level.
The Conference will be in English only and no simultaneous interpretation will be provided.