On Tuesday 16th of July, the Workshop "Towards the Blue Economy" took place at the "Università Politecnica delle Marche". The meeting was the occasion for researchers and prominent professors to present a report on the challenges and the opportunities of the Blue Economy which will be one of the core issue of the future Adriatic-Ionian Macro Region.

Besides other local authorities, the AII Secretary General welcomed the initiative and gave an update on the ongoing works of the AII Participating Countries with the EU Commission for the future "EU Strategy for the Adriatic Ionian Region".

As already anticipated by the Italian Contact Point for the Macro-Region, the results of the Workshop will be brought the attention of DG MARE of the EU Commission.