"Organized by the DG Mare of the European Commission, a Stakeholders Seminar on "Boosting blue growth in the EUSAIR " was held in Brussels on 14 November 2013.

The indications collected during the Seminar will contribute to the preparation of the Action Plan of the future Adriatic Ionian macroregion , to be approved by the European Council in the second semester of next year during the Italian Presidency of the European Union .

The AII Secretary General , Ambassador Pigliapoco , highlighted the role of the Adriatic Ionian Initiative as the " intergovernmental anchorage " of the EUSAIR. "