The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) recently published a Study on the Maritime Dimension of the Research and Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS3).
A new study issued by the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) analysing the potential of maritime growth by looking at the priorities of the coastal Research and Innovation Smart Specialization Strategies (RIS3), shows that peripheral and maritime regions are prepared to invest in the economic potential offered by the maritime economy.
- the Sea holds strong potential for economic growth in Europe,
- the European Union’s investment potential in this area is largely dependent on the mobilisation of regional policy, which is the EU’s main investment policy,
the CPMR has analysed this potential by looking at the maritime dimension of 112 Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3), which guide investments related to regional policy.
In this context, six interactive maps have been developed, which provide access to information by Region and by theme.
The sea is a significant priority in 80% of the analysed strategies. It is present in the following themes:
- Food, nutrition and health;
- Tourism and leisure in coastal areas;
- Managing marine and coastal areas;
- Maritime transport;
- Marine renewable energy, shipbuilding, advanced materials and manufacturing processes.
On the basis of the findings of this study, the CPMR recommends considering the Sea as a key area for EU investment in the preparation of the future EU policies after 2020