Towards a Blue Society! – Launch of the Blue Society Expert Group
The first meeting of the Blue Society Expert Group brought together high level participants from different societal areas.
    

 

The Sea For society (SFS) project aims to develop a new and ambitious vision for Society. A vision embracing the spirit of sustainability, well-being and equity for humankind as its guiding principle. A vision that is in harmony with the ocean and that will lead to the development of a Blue Society.

 

The Sea For society (SFS) project aims to develop a new and ambitious vision for Society. A vision embracing the spirit of sustainability, well-being and equity for humankind as its guiding principle. A vision that is in harmony with the ocean and that will lead to the development of a Blue Society.

To accomplish that objective the SFS project has brought together a group of high level participants that will be involved in the definition of the concept of Blue Society as a basis for improved governance of the oceans in the future. The Blue Society Expert Group is composed of participants from different areas of society as for example industry, innovation companies, research, education, arts and policy makers.

The launch of this think tank organised by IUCN, took place in Brussels, on September 23rd, 2013. The meeting was attended by around 15 participants from the Blue Society Expert Group plus participants from the Blue Society Steering Committee Group (Nausicaá, EurOcean, EBN, IUCN) created to provide guidance to the Blue Society Expert Group. The group is led by IUCN (WP5 Leader) and was chaired by François Simard, Deputy Director and Senior Advisor for Fisheries IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme.

The 1st Blue Society Expert Group meeting intended to set the scene for the participants of the Expert Group and to allow time for debate and discussion for participants to give their initial opinions and thoughts on what a Blue Society should entail. The objectives of the 1st Blue Society Expert Group meeting were achieved and the commons aspects that should be included on the concept started to be established. A roadmap for the work of this think tank was agreed.

The group will also be involved in the Consultation Phase of the project that is expected to end on November 2013. The group will analyse the results of the consultation process and will identify major societal challenges that will also enrich the concept of Blue Society.

 

More information on the Blue society concept here

 

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