COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT: Report on the Blue Growth Strategy Towards more sustainable growth and jobs in the blue economy
1. The Blue Growth Strategy was adopted by the European Commission in 2012 to harness the potential of Europe’s seas and coasts to contribute towards smart, sustainable growth and employment in the maritime economy. The Commission tabled Communications on Blue Growth and Innovation in the Blue Economy in October 2012 and May 2014 respectively. This report examines what has been learnt and achieved since the inception of the strategy.