In order to help achieve the Europe 2020 strategy for “Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth” SFS intends to define the concept of Blue Society.
The Blue Society concept has been developed through analysis and integration of the common outcomes of the Consultation Phase of the project, together with on-going evaluation of the Mobilization Phase. A Blue Society Expert Group was formed to oversee this process.
The Blue Society Expert Group helps to draw policy recommendations from the feedback gleaned during the Consultation Process, and towards the end of 2014, defined the cross-cutting challenge for the Mobilization phase as being, "The Ocean and human health".
The Blue Society concept will be disseminated at various venues in order to influence policies on maritime issues.
Credit: P. Bincteux - Nausicaá
Credit: Olivier Caloin
Project results – Composition of the Blue Society Expert Group
The Blue Society Expert Group is composed of 15 experts and a Steering group composed of 7 participants from 6 project partners. The experts of the Blue Society Expert Group have experience in different areas of society as for example industry, innovation companies, research, education, arts and policy making.
Blue Society Expert Group - Experts
|Name||Job Title / Institution|
|Alisdair Pettigrew||Director of Blue Comunications, UK|
|Eelco Leemans||Director of North Sea Foundation, The Netherlands|
|François Plassard||Expert, France|
|Jérôme Bignon||Former French Member of Parliment, Former President of Conservatoire du Littoral, France|
|Jerry Percy||Chief Executive of National Under Ten Metre Fishermen's Association (NUTFA), UK|
|Lara Barazi||CEO of Kefalonia Fisheries S.A, Greece|
|Lars-Göran Malmberg||Professor in Public Law with Maritime and Transportation Law (University of Gothenburg), Sweden|
|Maarten Vanden Eynde||Artist, Belgium|
|Maurizio Würtz||Professor Emeritus (University of Genoa), Italy|
|Patricio Bernal||Coordinator of IUCN High Sea Initiatives, IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme|
|Philippe Vallette||Director General of Nausicaá, France|
|Puri Canals||Freelance Marine Consultant, Italy|
|Telmo Carvalho||Director, Office of Ocean Affairs, Fundação de Ciência e Tecnologia, Portugal.|
|Tiago Pita e Cunha||Counselor for Environment, Science and Maritime Affairs to the President of Portugal, Portugal|
|Yves Henocque||Scientist, IFREMER Maritime Strategy Senior Advisor, France|
Blue Society Expert Group - Steering Group
|Francois Simard||Chair of the Blue Society Expert Group / Deputy Director and Senior Advisor for Fisheries, IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme|
|Carole Martinez||IUCN, SFS WP5 Leader|
|Kostas Nittis||HCMR, SFS Partner|
|Manuel Cira||Nausicaá, SFS Project Coordinator|
|Robert Sanders||EBN, SFS WP4 Leader|
|Ned Dwyer||EurOcean, SFS WP6 Leader|
|Tore Nepstad||IMR, SFS Partner|
Project results – Documents
 - Blue Society website
 - Towards a Blue Society, towards a new society (.pdf)
 - Blue Society Concept Presentation (.pdf)
Project results – News
- Next Blue Society Expert Group meeting: Paris, 22nd September 2015.
Blue Society Expert Group met in Brussels last week (18th March 2014)
Sea For Society at the 9th Congress of the World’s Most Beautiful Bays Club under the theme “Blue Sea, Green City” (13th December 2013)
Towards a Blue Society! – Launch of the Blue Society Expert Group (26th September 2013)