19 June  (20.00 – 22.30) Welcome and networking dinner (upon registration) in the Poet,  Renaissance hotel Brussels (Marriott)

20 June (9.00 – 14.30) – EABA workshop: EU4Algae: a new algae initiative  

20 June (14.30 – 17.35) – EU4Algae info session by European Commission and CINEA

The EU4Algae is an algae stakeholders forum promoted by European Commission tender from DG-MARE and CINEA and aiming to bring more algae species to the EU market. The presentation in Brussels will be a unique opportunity to know more about who, how, and when the different activities will be developed – and at the same time how you can be involved and participate. Contribute to unlock the algae potential and achieve the Green Deal targets. Meet the players joining us in Brussels !

Where: Renaissance hotel Brussels (Marriott) | Rue du Parnasse 19 | 1050 Brussels | Belgium, Brussels

or online (Hybrid)

Concept programme

Where: Renaissance hotel Brussels (Marriott) | Rue du Parnasse 19 | 1050 Brussels | Belgium

Sunday 19 June

20.00 – 23.00 

Welcome and networking dinner (part of the dinner and drinks is included in the conference fee, we charge € 35 extra when you join this 3 course dinner with drinks) in the Poet (Renaissance Hotel). Networking and ‘Tour de table’ – 1 minute presentation of each participant

We stimulate you to join this dinner the evening before as it a moment to get to know your peers in a relaxing setting)


Monday 20 June 2022

9.00 Opening of the Hybrid Workshop  – Jean-Paul Cadoret (EABA)

9.15 EU4Algae – EU flagship project on algae – Motivations and expected outcome
Maris Stulgis (European Commission -DG Mare)

9.45 Presentation of EU4Algae project – Objective and work programme –  João Heitor de Avila Santos (EurA)

10.15 Presentation of the EU4Algae Survey and inquiries about the algae sector – Jasper Havermans (EurA)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 Presentations about the role of each project partner (5 min)

  • EABA – Jean-Paul Cadoret
  • EurA – João Heitor de Avila Santos
  • Systemiq – Adrien Vincent
  • S.Pro – Efthalia Arvaniti
  • Technopolis – Lisanne Saes

 Presentation of bottlenecks in the algae biomass sector – Jean-Paul Cadoret (EABA)

12.15 Round table and debate leaded by EABA

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch and networking 

At 14.30 the programme continues with the EU4Algae info session – this is a seperate event – new people will join online. More than 160 attendees!

EU4Algae (European Algae Stakeholder Platform) info session (online)

by European Commission and CINEA

14:30 Welcome to the participants and opening speech – Felix Leinemann, Head of Unit MARE.A.2 |
Blue Economy Sectors, Aquaculture and Maritime Spatial Planning, 
European Commission |
DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries 

14:45 EU4Algae in Practice – João Heitor de Avila Santos (EurA)

15:00 EU4Algae Online Forum / Website and Next Steps – Jasper Havermans (EurA)

15:15 Working Groups Overview

15:30 Working Groups Breakout Rooms – Part 1 (4 Working Groups) – Lead Facilitators

  • Working group 1: Macroalgae Production – Facilitator: Adrien Vincent (Systemiq)
  • Working group 2: Microalgae / Cyanobacteria production – Facilitator: Jean-Paul Cadoret (EABA) – this one to follow in the conference room
  • Working group 3: Algae for Food – Facilitator: Vítor Verdelho (EABA)
  • Working group 4: Algae for Feed – Facilitator: Efthalia Arvaniti (s.Pro)

16:10 Break

16:20 Working Groups Breakout Rooms – Part 2 (3 Working Groups) – Lead Facilitators

  • Working group 5: Ecosystem Services / Bioremediation – Facilitator: Efthalia Arvaniti (s.Pro)
  • Working group 6: Materials / Chemicals / Bioactives and Algae Biorefining – Facilitator: Gabriel Acien (EABA) – this one to follow in the conference room
  • Working group 7: Youth and Entrepreneurship – Facilitator: Frederick Bruce (s.Pro)

17:00 Working Groups Wrap-up and Q&A – Lead Facilitators and Joao Santos

17:25 Closing remarks – Maris Stulgis

17:35 End of the event

 This programme is subject to changes

Chair: Maris Stulgis, Policy Officer European Commission

DG MARE – Blue bioeconomy, algae, marine aquaculture – currently I am driving forward EU Algae initiative

Fees Brussels: Fees for this webinar are €599 (regular fee) and €399 for EABA members. EABA members make use of the reduced membership rate. First click ‘Yes I am a member’ and your membership number will be shown, if not please use your membership number as found on your EABA invoice in the registration form to obtain the reduced fee. When you are interested to become a member, please ask. For more info: lisandra.meinerz@eaba-association.org.

There is a dinner the evening before, please register to participate for this dinner (can be with an extra person), there is an extra charge. And let us have your dieet wishes please.

Fees online: Not able to come to Brussels? Then there is an option to follow the livestream. The fee is € 150 for members and € 195 for non EABA members.

Click on the button below to register. You’ll be redirected to the registration page https://www.aanmelder.nl/132044/subscribe. This page will open in a new window.

Please make sure that you use your own e-mail address to obtain the webinar information and Zoomdetails in your inbox.

The Renaissance hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the vibrant European District, within walking distance of the Luxembourg train station and bus stop, and the Trône subway.

For those driving and using GPS, please use the parking address: ‘Rue du Parnasse 15, 1050 Brussels‘.

On-site parking is available at the following rates:

  • 3 EUR Hourly
  • 29 EUR Daily
  • 15 EUR Daily for overnight weekend guests

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