De Blauwe Cluster

The De Blauwe or Blue Cluster works towards stimulating blue growth in Flanders and creating maximum positive impact for its members and partners. This is achieved through building cross-sectoral networks, stimulating innovation and drawing up a joint blue strategy. Key areas of interest include coastal protection and use of mineral resources, renewable energy and freshwater production, maritime connection, sustainable seafood and marine biotechnology, blue tourism, ocean health and waste solutions, ecosystem approach and smart sea.

The Blue Cluster is mainly involved in Work Package 6, where they are dedicated to developing a tool for assessing stakeholder engagement methodologies, organising a co-design workshop for finally drafting a concept policy note to enrich the Stakeholder Engagement Strategy for the Mission Restore our Oceans and Waters.