UNIPA is the central partner. Activities will be done with the whole network to design the targeted activities, thanks to its previous experience in the management of research project directed to experimental development and innovation in the sector of the blue growth. Education/training will be taken up together with the associate partners: District of fishery and blue growth (COSVAP) and Consorzio Universitario della Provincia di Trapani (CUPT), that have a significant experience in international cooperation and transfer of knowledge in this field. The associate partner FLAG trapanese (whose members are the nine municipalities of Trapani city), will adopt a local example of governance, thanks to its actions in run within the Special Economic Zone of Western Sicily, aimed to develop the sectors related to the blue economy, and to promote the ecological transition of the production facilities.
Local government, thanks to the involvement of FLAG, will support strengthening of network activities, entrepreneurship (smart specialisation). APRE will support the stakeholder engagement activity in the region, also leveraging on the contacts and current activities performed within the BioGoal project (a national project supporting bieconomy also in the Sicily region).