SEAFUTURE 2023 – MARMED Project presented in the frame of the WestMED Panel “Main Achievements of the WestMED Maritime Clusters Alliance and its Members”

Jun 9, 2023 | News

The 8 June 2023, MARMED project has been presented in the frame of the 8th edition of SEAFUTURE Convention, the hub on the Mediterranean Sea for the Blue Economy. SEAFUTURE is the annual business convention of maritime and dual use technologies, that took place in La Spezia (Italy) on the 5-8 June 2023. 

In the frame of the panel organized by the WestMED: “Main Achievements of the WestMED Maritime Clusters Alliance and its members”, ForMare has presented two projects, MARMED and CALLMEBLUE, that are the result of the fruitful collaboration established with Maritime Clusters operating in the Mediterranean Area under the edge of the WestMED Alliance.

MARMED – MARitime cluster Management Education Development, funded under the Erasmus+ Program, aims at bridging the gap between the existing needs and the current skillset of Maritime Cluster Managers ensuring the re-skilling and up-skilling for an innovative professional profile towards an increased competitiveness of the Maritime Cluster in the Mediterranean Area and, overall, the boosting of innovation and sustainable growth in the Blue Economy sector. The Project wants to bring substantial contribution to respond to emerging capacity building needs of current and future Maritime Clusters Manager, allowing this professional profile to represent a key driver of change at EU and international level, and helping Clusters to become open, collaborative, interconnected, mission-oriented, innovation-driven and, overall, SDG-driven ecosystems. 

The panel has represented an interesting opportunity to raise awareness on the importance of Maritime Clusters and to engage fruitful discussion with the participants, at the presence of representatives of major Institutions at national level – as the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Presidency of the Council of Ministers – Department for Cohesion Policies – and at EU level – as DG Mare, Union for the Mediterranean. The panel was attended also by the representatives of the main European and Mediterranean Maritime Clusters, the European Clusters Alliance and the European Network of Maritime Clusters.