The European MSP Platform

Discover the European Maritime Spatial Planning Platform - Find out how this information and communication gateway offers support to all EU Member States in their efforts to implement MSP, as a key enabler and tool to ensure the most sustainable and (...) اقرأ كل شيء

15th Regional Platform on SBE

Background - Summary Following the adoption of the 2nd UfM Ministerial Declaration on Sustainable Blue Economy (SBE) in February 2021, the UfM EU and Jordan Co-Presidency, UfM countries, and the UfM Secretariat agreed to elaborate the Roadmap for the implementation (...) اقرأ كل شيء

EU Nature Restoration Law: Formally adopted

The Nature Restoration Law is the first continent-wide, comprehensive law of its kind. It is a key element of the EU Biodiversity Strategy, which sets binding targets to restore degraded ecosystems, in particular those with the most potential to capture and store carbon and to prevent and (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Open Call: Black Sea Accelerator

Jointly promoted and managed by the BRIDGE-BS and DOORS projects, the Black Sea Accelerator (BSA) is a comprehensive initiative designed to foster the development of innovative blue economy projects aimed at sustainable growth in the Black Sea region. The BSA offers a range of targeted activities, including training sessions, (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Open Call for Offshore Marine Protected Areas

As part of the Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON), there is an open call for projects that are focused on restoration, protection and establishment of new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), to apply for funding opportunities and support the Mission Ocean objective 1 – Protect and restore marine (...) اقرأ كل شيء

WeMed Award 2024: applications are now open!

The applications for the WeMed Award 2024 are now open. This current fourth edition, funded by the SwitchMed Programme, is addressed to entrepreneurs or companies in the Blue Economy sector that have integrated environmental and social values into their business models, in addition to having developed an economically (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Kick off ARTEMIS Project

Plan Bleu are pleased to announce the launch of ARTEMIS, an ambitious project co-funded by the Interreg Euro-MED Program , dedicated to the restoration of Posidonia seagrass meadows in the Mediterranean Sea. This project brings together 10 partners and 3 associated partners, (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Your voice matters: take part in the BlueMissionMed Survey and contribute to the Operational Implementation Roadmap for the Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters in the Mediterranean!

The aim of the BlueMissionMed survey is to collect the voices of all actors in the Mediterranean basin, concerning the needs, gaps and priorities for the prevention, minimization and elimination-remediation of pollution from chemicals, plastics and microplastics. Through this participatory process, (...) اقرأ كل شيء

What’s next on Maritime Spatial Planning?

Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) requires strategic vision to coordinate the use of the sea for marine protection et human activities. It needs reliable and comparable data and good cooperation between EU Member States, and with their neighbouring countries. CINEA and (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Blue Cluster Manager Training (Erasmus+)

This free pilot course aims at bridging the gap between the existing needs and the current skillset of Maritime Clusters Managers, ensuring upskilling, for the outline of an innovative professional profile for an increased competitiveness of Maritime Clusters in the (...) اقرأ كل شيء

“Blue Ports and Destinations” Award

The EU Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030 is pleased to announce that the BlueMissionMed CSA proclaims the “Blue Ports and Destinations” Award, to be awarded to 3 ports and destinations. The “Blue Ports and Destinations” Award aims at recognising, promoting, and supporting the (...) اقرأ كل شيء

MPA Award under EU Mission

In the framework of the EU Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030”, BlueMissionAA and MPA Europe projects are pleased to announce the MPA Awards. The aim of the MPA Awards is to acknowledge, promote, and provide support to outstanding Marine Protected Areas that (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Launch of the S3 CoP Observatory

Last week at the Smart Specialisation (S3) Forum 2023, the launch of the brand new S3 CoP Observatory was announced as an important service that provides an important overview, serving as a central repository of information for S3s across the EU. The (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Day of the Mediterranean 2023

Whether you are an organisation, a public administration, a private entity or a citizen, you can take part. You can:1.      FRAME YOUR EVENT UNDER THE DAY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN You can organize new or frame planned events or initiatives in September-December under the Day of (...) اقرأ كل شيء

The EU Blue Economy report 2023 is out

The European Blue Economy report is a compass to help decision-makers and stakeholders navigate the waters of the European blue economy. The 2023 edition of the report highlights the evolution of the blue economy sectors since 2010. It shows that (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Interreg Euro-MED Consultation Day

The upcoming Consultation Day of the Interreg Euro-MED Programme that will be held online on October 17th. The objective of this meeting is to present the state of the art of the Interreg Euro-MED Programme by leveraging the insights and recommendations from third-party (...) اقرأ كل شيء

DOORS - Launch of Black Sea Accelerator

What is the Black Sea Accelerator? The BSA is a set of activities tailored to support business creation, marine and maritime innovation, and development of new marine-based technologies for sustainable growth. Application of the BSA is a ground-breaking approach for (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Sustainable fisheries: progress on fish stocks recovery, but more efforts needed to build a resilient sector*

The overall sustainability of the EU fisheries has improved and fewer stocks are overfished, according to a Commission Communication ‘Sustainable fishing in the EU: state of play and orientations for 2024'. At the same time, more efforts are necessary to ensure the resilience of fishing activities and continuous improvement of the (...) اقرأ كل شيء

EU Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters': €106 million for 18 new projects for protection, conservation, depollution and innovation

The Commission announced today 18 new projects which will receive over €106 million  to contribute to the EU Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters'. The projects gather over 370 beneficiaries from 36 countries, including SMEs, research institutions, local authorities, schools and businesses. They will play a (...) اقرأ كل شيء

WestMED Stakeholder Conference 2023

After the successful 2021 WestMED Stakeholder Conference in Rome and the 2022 Hackathons on project development in Malta, we invite you to the 2023 edition of the WestMED Stakeholder Conference. The Conference will be held on Thursday, 22 June 2023 in Malta. The event (...) اقرأ كل شيء

MedBAN Call for Proposals: Open Calls for Blue Economy SMEs

MedBAN is deploying two simultaneous but separate open calls for EU Blue Economy SMEs, awarding financial support that will fund two different sets of services: one for innovation, training and twin transformation of businesses and one for internationalisation actions.  The services will be provided by a bank of (...) اقرأ كل شيء

The EU Aquaculture Assistance Mechanism

The EU Aquaculture Assistance Mechanism (AAM) aims to support the Member States, the aquaculture industry, and other relevant stakeholders, in the implementation of the 2021-2030 Strategic Guidelines for a more sustainable and competitive EU aquaculture, through the provision of logistic, (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Newest endorsed Ocean Decade Actions are out

A dozen new Decade Actions have been officially endorsed by the Ocean Decade to strengthen the impact of co-designed and transformative science for ocean health and resilience. Seven of the newly endorsed Decade Actions are innovative postdoctoral research projects with (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Reports & Leaflets:

Check out the leaflets and full reports "Towards a Sustainable Blue Economy in the Mediterranean region" prepared by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM). Leaflets in English, French and Arabic.Full Reports in English, French and Arabic.

Launch of the portal EMODnet

On January 25, the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet), supported by the European Commission, launched its fully unified marine data service, integrating all the data into one single portal. Rapid access to reliable and accurate data and information is (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Launch of the portal EMODnet

On January 25, the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet), supported by the European Commission, launched its fully unified marine data service, integrating all the data into one single portal. Rapid access to reliable and accurate data and information is (...) اقرأ كل شيء

EcoScope Project Newsletter

Dear Mediterranean Blue Economy Stakeholder Platform Community,We are delighted to bring you our February newsletter ( We hope you will enjoy reading it and forward on to your colleagues.In this issue:EditorialParadigm shift from anthropocentric to ecocentric fisheries managementAthanassios C. TsiklirasThe EcoScope (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Join the Day of the Mediterranean

The 2nd Edition of the Day of the Mediterranean will be celebrated on November 28th 2022. The Day of the Mediterranean aims to create an annual unique momentum to provide visibility to the positive cooperation stories in the region. This (...) اقرأ كل شيء

50th CPMR General Assembly

The General Assembly meeting of the CPMR took place on 28-29 October in Agios Nikolaos, hosted by the Region of Crete (Greece). As a warm up, the CPMR organised on 25 of October, together with the Region of Crete and (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Papers for the Blue Economy Journal

You are invited to submit a paper for possible inclusion in the next journal issue that will be released on March 2023. Blue Economy is a journal that encourages interdisciplinary research in form of Original Studies, Reviews, Rapid Communications, and (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Blue UP Barcelona

Blue-up Barcelona is a support program for innovative startups in the framework of the blue economy, the sustainable maritme economy. The program aims to help startups validate their business model and provide the necessary resources through training, networking, mentoring, tailor-made (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Info session – How to be part of Interreg Euro-MED?

The Interreg Euro-MED Programme in collaboration with the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and WestMed Initiative is organising a joint information session “How to be part of Interreg Euro-MED? “. The meeting will be the occasion for WestMed and UfM stakeholders to discover how they can participate in (...) اقرأ كل شيء


The European Commission has released a new interactive website to explore the five EU Missions including the EU Mission Restore our Oceans & Waters (Mission Ocean). The new website includes different tools like videos and notices about the projects related (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Side Event in the framework of the UNECE Environment Conference on Circular economy, Sustainable Tourism and Education for Sustainable Development on ‘Social and economic regeneration of the Mediterranean after the pandemic: shared methods and tools for relaunching a sustainable post-COVID-19 tourism model’ (October 6)

In the framework of the UNECE Environment Conference on 'Circular economy, Sustainable Tourism and Education for Sustainable Development’(Cyprus, 1-5 October), the UfM together with CPMR-IMC and with the participation of the World Tourism Organization, is organizing a Side Event on (...) اقرأ كل شيء

EMFAF 2022 Info Day

SAVE THE DATE for the Info Day on Blue careers and Regional flagships calls for proposals! An Info Day about two new calls for proposals under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) takes place on 24 November 2022. (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Global Blue Finance Summit coming soon

BlueFIN 22 is the annual Global Blue Finance Summit hosted by World Ocean Council. The Summit, hosted by World Ocean Council, will take place October 19 in Barcelona, Spain — the new headquarters for WOC. BlueFIN 22 will convene a broad (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Blue Invest Africa 2022

Blue Invest Africa 2022 The event results from a partnership between the European Union and this African country that has put the blue economy at the core of its development. This event will be in line with the principles of EU-Africa cooperation, as (...) اقرأ كل شيء

WestMED in my Country: Hackathons

The new edition of the WestMED Hackathons on project development will take place on 30 June 2022 under the Maltese and Libyan Co-Presidency of the WestMED Initiative. Please mark this date on your calendars! This event will also mark the (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Virtual Blue Career Centre is available

Virtual Blue Career Center (VBCC) is a digital platform designed to attract young people but also experienced workers to fill existing skill gaps by supporting activities that will increase awareness of the workforce and employability in key Blue Growth services. (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Become a Bioeconomy Youth Ambassador!

Are you between 18 and 35 years old and have experience or strong interest in bioeconomy and/or bioeconomy related fields (food systems, forestry, climate change…)?  Would you like to contribute to the sustainable and circular transition of Europe? Apply by 13 June (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Ocean Literacy EU4Ocean Summit

The EU4ocean booth and exhibition space will have many interactive activities organised by the coalition’s members. During the European Maritime Day (EMD), the hybrid Ocean Literacy EU4Ocean Summit  will showcase and award the most successful initiatives, collaborations and actions of the EU4Ocean Platform, (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Sustainable EU food system –new initiative

In the context of the ‘‘European Green Deal”, the European Commission adopted a comprehensive Farm to Fork Strategy, which recognises the strong links between healthy people, healthy societies and a healthy planet and aims to address comprehensively the challenges of (...) اقرأ كل شيء

WestMED in my country

JOIN THE 2022 CAMPAIGN TRAIL Visit the WestMED Initiative event in your country. The ‘WestMED in my country’ campaign is a series of events to bring the initiative close to (your) home. It consists of 9 in-person events in all (...) اقرأ كل شيء

2022 common fisheries policy and common market organisation reports: Still time to take part in consultation

The targeted consultations asking stakeholders to contribute to the upcoming reports on the functioning of the common fisheries policy (CFP) and the common market organisation (CMO) are still in progress! All stakeholders, including the fishing industry, non-governmental organisations, academic, scientific, social and economic partners (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Updated Guide on EU funding for tourism

This online guide highlights the wide range of funding programmes financed by the new budget, multiannual financial framework 2021-2027, and Next Generation EU. With these resources and this guide, we're supporting the move towards a more digital, sustainable and inclusive (...) اقرأ كل شيء

MedWet: Wetlands for a sustainable Mediterranean region

The Mediterranean Wetlands Initiative (MedWet) is a regional intergovernmental network operating within the framework of the Ramsar Convention and involving also other key actors, dedicated to promoting and supporting multi-stakeholder’ policies and actions on the ground for the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of Mediterranean (...) اقرأ كل شيء

World Wetlands Day 2022 - 2 February 2022

When: 2 February 2022 Where: Worldwide events. Add event. World Wetlands Day, celebrated annually on 2 February, aims to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and planet. This day also marks the date of the adoption of the Convention (...) اقرأ كل شيء

BlueInvest Africa: Call for pitchers is now open


Publication of "EC Ocean Observation 18 June 2021 Event Report"

On 18 June, the EC Ocean Observation event took place. This event was organised by the EC DG for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Maritime Innovation, Marine Knowledge and Investment, and co-organised by the EMODnet Secretariat, European Marine Board Secretariat, EuroGOOS and Copernicus Marine Service, in collaboration with the wider community. It (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Discover newly endorsed Decade Actions

The Ocean Decade has endorsed ninety-four new Decade Actions across all ocean basins, building global momentum for ocean knowledge-based solutions ahead of major upcoming global summits on climate and biodiversity. To find out more, follow this link. The information is available (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Missions in Horizon Europe

The European Commission launched today five new EU missions, a new and innovative way to work together and improve the lives of people in Europe and beyond. EU missions aim to tackle big challenges in health, climate and the environment, (...) اقرأ كل شيء

SwitchMed Connect 2021

SwitchMed Connect is a gathering of Mediterranean stakeholders to build synergies, exchange knowledge, and scale up eco and social innovations. It hosts leading start-ups and entrepreneurs, industry agents, initiatives, change agents, policy and financial institutions working on applications of productive, (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Ocean Innovation Prize

The Blue Climate Initiative (BCI) is welcoming applications from innovators and entrepreneurs for the global $1 Million Ocean Innovation Prize. The Prize is designed to inspire, fund and support innovations that mitigate climate change through ocean-related strategies. You can apply (...) اقرأ كل شيء

New WG on offshore renewable energy

The EU Strategy for Offshore Renewable Energy, published in November 2020, underpins the importance of creating a robust value chain for scaling up the deployment of offshore renewable energies and meeting the ambitious 2030 and 2050 targets. The European Commission (...) اقرأ كل شيء

AquaDocs: New Document Repository Launched

AquaDocs is the joint open access repository of the UNESCO/IOC InternationaI Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) and the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC) with support from the FAO Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries (...) اقرأ كل شيء

WestMED Project Awards 2021

We invite all stakeholders in the Western Mediterranean Blue Economy to apply for the 1st WestMED Project Awards 2021. This international project competition aims to showcase and honour outstanding success stories, which provide innovative and replicable solutions embodying the WestMED (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Blue Economy Open call

DigiCirc is looking for European SMEs/Start-ups that can use digital tools and apply cutting-edge solutions in the circular economy by addressing specific challenges in the domain of Blue Economy. With the second open call, DigiCirc will select a minimum of (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Ocean InSight Podcast

The MeerWissen Initiative has just launched Ocean InSight – a new podcast series on marine conservation and ocean science for sustainable development, with unique perspectives from those on the frontlines of research, policy and action. Join the initiative on a (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Ocean Science Journalism Fellowship

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) Ocean Science Journalism (OSJ) Fellowship offers professional science writers, producers, and editors working for print, broadcast, radio, and digital media the residential experience at a leading ocean research institution. Created in 2000, the program is (...) اقرأ كل شيء

ECORD Research Grants

The European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) is sponsoring merit-based awards for outstanding young scientists to conduct innovative research related to the International Ocean Discovery Program. The research may be directed toward the objectives of upcoming or past DSDP/ODP/IODP (...) اقرأ كل شيء

EMB Third Thursday Science Webinar

On Thursday 15 July 2021, EMB hosted its eleventh Science Lunch Webinar on the topic of 'Biological time series for science and marine status assessment'. The webinar was one hour long and took place from 13:00 - 14:00 CEST. The (...) اقرأ كل شيء

BRIDGE-BS Project Kicks Off

On Monday 13 and Tuesday 13 July 2021, the new Horizon 2020 project BRIDGE-BS kicked off online. EMB is participating in the project, which aims to enhance the science-based policy in the Black Sea region to develop blue growth while (...) اقرأ كل شيء

COP26 Programme released

The COP26 Presidency Programme has been released. The presidency programme for COP26 will showcase momentum from the whole of society, and focus on key issues to drive ambition and action. Progressing the negotiations will be at the heart of the (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Plastic Busters MPAs capitalization event

The Plastic Busters MPAs capitalization event: a stepping stone in consolidating marine litter management efforts in Mediterranean MPAs Plastic Busters MPAs brought together more than 90 Mediterranean MPA managers and marine litter experts at its 1st capitalization event held online (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Pilot project Western Mediterranean

The pilot project in the Western Mediterranean is being implemented in Algeria, France, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Spain and Tunisia, while other member countries of the Union for the Mediterranean in the Western Mediterranean can also participate in training activities. Building (...) اقرأ كل شيء

MPA Engage capitalization conference

Lively discussions on tackling climate change in Mediterranean MPAs held at the MPA Engage capitalization conference On the 18th of June 2021, MIO-ECSDE organized the 1st MPA Engage capitalization event providing an opportunity for stakeholders to connect and share experiences (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Blue Carbon Call 2021

The Marine Institute is launching a Blue Carbon call under its Marine Research Programme. The Institute is seeking applications for a substantial programme of research to investigate further the potential of Ireland’s blue carbon resource to mitigate climate change; the (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Blue Climate Initiative Ocean Innovation Prize

Our world is in crisis. Climate change is accelerating, with monumental implications for nature and human societies. Addressing this global challenge will take unprecedented global collaboration. It will also take audacious creativity and entrepreneurship to think outside the box and (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Make Europe Blue campaign

Fact of the week! Did you know that barnacles hitchike on whales? You may already know that “about 97% of Earth's water is in the ocean”. But did you know that “a protein found in a jellyfish has contributed to (...) اقرأ كل شيء

DigiCirc: Blue Economy - Upcoming Call

Who are we looking for? DigiCirc is looking for European SMEs/Start-ups that can use digital tools and apply cutting-edge solutions in the circular economy by addressing specific challenges in the domain of Blue Economy. How does it work? With the (...) اقرأ كل شيء

UfM - 5th Task Force on Environment

The 5th Task Force on Environment will be held online on 27 May 2021. The meeting aims at: Discussing with countries the priorities for action under the 2030 Greener Med Agenda, also in the light of the Covid developments and (...) اقرأ كل شيء

ERASMUS+ KA1 Call for Mobility Actions is open

MEdIES runs week-long training courses on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) for formal and non-formal educators from European countries and beyond. The courses are eligible to be 100% funded by Erasmus plus Key Action 1 (KA1 learning mobility of individuals).The (...) اقرأ كل شيء

BlueMed Hackathon

In the frame of the Pilot Action on marine litter, BlueMed launches an Hackathon team challenge to develop ideas and solutions for a Healthy Plastic Free Mediterranean Sea, to promote sustainable blue growth and circular bioeconomy in the Mediterranean. The (...) اقرأ كل شيء

FARNET Guide - Nurturing Quality Projects

FARNET has published its latest guide: "Nurturing Quality Projects".As FLAGs work on their local development strategies for the 2021-2027 period, many will focus on the ‘next step’ of CLLD implementation in their area, ensuring that good strategies transfer into meaningful (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Greenpreneurs 2021: Applications Now Open!

Organized by GGGI, Youth Climate Lab, and Student Energy, Greenpreneurs is a 12-week virtual incubator supporting young people to develop social enterprise solutions to address sustainability and climate change issues in their communities!Teams of young people between the ages of (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Call for Scientists of Opportunity

For the cruise TAlPro2022 (funded by the Eurofleets+ project and the Mediterranean Science Commission CIESM) a call to accommodate 1-2 scientists that are interested in taking complementary measurements has been issued. Those data can then benefit from the fact that (...) اقرأ كل شيء

EMFF/EMFAF is moving to CINEA on 1 April!

With the implementation of the new long-term EU budget, some EASME managed programme are moving to the new European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA).  From 1 April, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), the Life Programme, Horizon (...) اقرأ كل شيء

EIB Blue Sustainable Ocean Strategy

The EIB Blue Sustainable Ocean Strategy (“Blue SOS”) aims to improve the health of oceans, build stronger coastal environments and boost blue sustainable economic activity.To achieve this, we commit to double our lending to sustainable ocean projects to €2.5 billion (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Help to define the DigiCirc Blue Economy call

DigiCirc (@DigiCirc) is an #H2020 #I INNOSUP project that aims to boost the #circulareconomy using digital tools by supporting innovative #SMEs in the development and marketing of solutions based on circular value chains through 3 acceleration programs on the following (...) اقرأ كل شيء


Watch short videos on "Achieving a Blue Economy for the Mediterranean" here and here.And a full version here.

How to engage clusters in Blue Energy

Renewable energy is essential for economic and sustainable development. In this regard, the seas and oceans are an abundant source of renewable energy (Blue Energy or Blue Energy -BE-).This energy can contribute to greater penetration of renewable energy into the (...) اقرأ كل شيء

EU strategy on offshore renewable energy

To ensure that offshore renewable energy can help reach the EU's ambitious energy and climate targets, the Commission published a dedicated EU strategy on offshore renewable energy COM(2020)741 on 19 November 2020 that assesses its potential contribution and proposes ways (...) اقرأ كل شيء

The AQUA-LIT Toolbox is out and running!

Discover the AQUA-LIT Toolbox, an online repository full of solutions and recommendations for a better handling of marine litter.The EMFF funded project AQUA-LIT have been working over the last 2 years to bring to life the AQUA-LIT Toolbox, an online (...) اقرأ كل شيء

COSME Call for proposals | Tourism and Digitalisation

The general objective of this Call is to boost the uptake of digitalisation and innovation by tourism SMEs through transnational cooperation and capacity building.  The action aims at: reinforcing transnational and cross-border cooperation, in particular integration of tourism businesses and stakeholders in (...) اقرأ كل شيء

The BlueMed Implementation plan released

The BlueMed Implementation Plan, drafted in June 2020, is now final and available on the BlueMed website.It presents the thematic and structuring activities to be developed in order to ignite a transformative process at Mediterranean level, addressing the shared research-based (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Circle the Med: The Mediterranean Hybrid Forum 2020

Circle the Med Forum represents a pathway to sustainability. It follows a new development model that decouples growth from resource constraints. We are promoting new production-consumption models and business initiatives in a “circular way”.A prosperous and peaceful Mediterranean region in (...) اقرأ كل شيء

MaRINET2 sets up online offshore renewables course

The MaRINET2 project consortium has organized a short online free course for offshore renewable energy researchers who will discuss methods for reducing uncertainty in techno-economic analysis of ocean energy. The topics covered include integrated tank testing, hydrodynamics of fixed and (...) اقرأ كل شيء


The vision of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development is ‘the science we need for the ocean we want’. To achieve the Ocean Decade vision, a wide range of partners will implement endorsed Decade Actions in (...) اقرأ كل شيء

What Future for the Blue Economy?

The European Commission is in the process of shaping the new comprehensive approach to the blue economy. This initiative will identify ways to make the EU’s ‘blue economy’ more sustainable, in line with the European Green Deal. The blue economy (...) اقرأ كل شيء

BLUE BIO MED open kick-off meeting

The BLUE BIO MED (Interreg MED) project officially kicked off in September this year and it is now up and running. The official open launch event will be on Tuesday 20 October (14.30-17.30).This will be the occasion for the project (...) اقرأ كل شيء

BlueMED Preliminary Implementation Plan

The BlueMed Research and Innovation Initiative is formally joined by 16 EU and non-EU Mediterranean countries and steered by the EuroMediterranean Group of Senior Officials BlueMed Working Group (GSO BlueMed WG), co-chaired by the European Commission and the co-chair of (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Blue Growth Elevator Pitch Competition

Intéressé par l’économie bleue ? Assistez à un concours européen de projets innovants sur l’économie bleue ! Dans le cadre du projet européen MISTRAL, le Pôle Mer Méditerranée organise une « Blue Growth Elevator pitch competition ». L’évènement aura lieu le (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Targeted Consultation on International Ocean Governance

Consultation outcomeThe contributions will help re-examine the EU's role in international ocean governance, assess the three priorities of the current agenda (actions and goals) and identify new policy areas/actions to tackle existing and emerging challenges.The targeted consultation complements the International (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Applied Blue Biotechnology Master

Blue Biotechnology, or Marine Biotechnology, is a scientific-business activity that seeks the application of biotechnological advances to marine and aquatic environments. The European Blue Growth Strategy considers Blue Biotechnology as one of the five sectors with the greatest potential for (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Ocean Decade Virtual Series

The Ocean Decade Virtual Series is a series of high-level and scientific interactive virtual dialogues aimed at mobilizing the global ocean community and fostering transformative partnerships and innovative solution-oriented actions to achieve the Decade Outcomes.The series will be organized around (...) اقرأ كل شيء

INFODAY Blue Economy Window Call

Save the date!EASME is organising a virtual Info-day on the forthcoming 2020 Blue Economy Window call on 24 November 2020. For updates on the call publication, check regularly the F&T opportunity portal!bp89rj

ETME Committee Professional profiles report

MEDports Association’s Employment, Training and Maritime Expertise (ETME) Committee has been working on the most requested professional profiles in Mediterranean ports. To obtain the appropriate results, the ETME Committee launched a survey in 2019 covering 4 domains: Port management, IT, (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Call for expression of interest for Covid-19 Response and Recovery Partnerships - Pilot Action for Interregional InnovationCOVID – Deadline 7 September 2020

Under this Call, DG REGIO seeks expressions of interest from transnational partnerships of regional authorities, including ecosystems of regional stakeholders (universities, research centres, clusters, SMEs, etc.) willing to pilot interregional innovation partnerships. The objective is to incentivise business investment projects (...) اقرأ كل شيء

MPA NETWORKS marches on

Despite the current context, the MPA NETWORKS project is in full swing. This project, which gathers 10 partners and is led by MedPAN, aims at strengthening Marine Protected Area managers networks in the Mediterranean to boost the efficiency of MPAs. (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Bluebio Call Announcement

The call is targeted on supply systems in the blue bioeconomy: logistics and transportation – from harvest to processing. The scope of the call is to fund projects that facilitate the transfer (i.e. logistics, preservation and transportation) of bio-resources from (...) اقرأ كل شيء

LIFE programme: Call for proposals

In the area of climate action, the EU will invest €46.8 million to support climate change mitigation, adaptation and governance and information projects. This includes practical support for Member States drafting their 2030 national climate and energy plans that will (...) اقرأ كل شيء

1st MPA-ENGAGE Webinar series

During the last 3 weeks, MPA-ENGAGE has been conducting their first webinar series course entitled "Mediterranean MPAs facing Climate Change". Over the course of three consecutive weeks, participants learned how to gather the key information needed to develop a climate (...) اقرأ كل شيء

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020

The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020 is coming to you live wherever you are. The digital Policy Conference will run online from 23 to 25 June 2020. The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) brings together policymakers, stakeholders and citizens to (...) اقرأ كل شيء

MSP-MED Kick off Meeting

In March 2020, the MSP-MED project “Towards the Spatial Plan of Mediterranean” (one of the awarded projects of the EMFF-MSP-2019 call for projects) was launched with the first on-line kick off meeting, taking place with the support of the AM (...) اقرأ كل شيء

How the blue economy can help Europe tackle climate change?

The Parliament Magazine published the article "How the blue economy can help Europe tackle climate change?". Blue Growth is the European Commission’s long-term strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors. Please access the article:


The unexpected break-out and global spread of the pandemic labelled COVD-19 is posing extremely serious challenges for the whole economy. In such a difficult time, nonetheless, crowdfunding has proven to be a trusted and reliable tool to support civic and (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Blue Deal Project is committed to Open Innovation

BLUE DEAL project intends to perform open innovation actions in target regions to develop cooperation mechanisms between SMEs, PAs, Knowledge institutions and civil society and promote new initiatives for Blue Energy deployment in the Mediterranean region. For further information, you (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Launch of the BlueInvest Platform

The European Commission has launched on 13 September the Blue Invest Platform which aims to support investment readiness and access to finance for early-stage businesses, SMEs and scale-ups in the blue economy. The Blue Invest Platform provides the following services: (...) اقرأ كل شيء

MSFD open public consultation launched

The European Commission has launched its online public consultation on the review of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. This initiative will review the achievements and shortcomings of this Directive, explore options for improvement and propose possible amendments. This public consultation (...) اقرأ كل شيء

IPBES Calls for Expert Nominations

IPBES has released a call for nominations of experts to participate in the thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health (nexus assessment) and the thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and the determinants (...) اقرأ كل شيء

EMB Third Thursday Science Webinar

On Thursday 19 August 2021, EMB will host its twelfth Science Lunch Webinar on the topic of 'Navigating the Future V as inspiration and direction for marine science in the Ocean Decade'. The webinar will be 1 hour long and (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Business2Sea, on November 11 – 13 in Porto

Business2Sea is an international event dedicated to the development of projects and businesses in the different sectors of the Sea economy. It is open to the participation of all organisations: companies, business associations, higher education institutions, and research centres. Business2Sea (...) اقرأ كل شيء

International MEDCOAST Congress 2019

The Fourteenth International MEDCOAST Congress on Coastal and Marine Sciences, Engineering, Management and Conservation will be celebrated on 22 - 26 October 2019, in Marmaris, TURKEY. The MEDCOAST congress in Marmaris (Turkey) is the fourteenth event of the biennial series (...) اقرأ كل شيء

EUSAIR Stakeholder Platform Now Available Online

The EUSAIR stakeholder platform is conceived as the most important tool of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic-Ionian Region (EUSAIR) to increase stakeholder engagement, coordination and implementation process. The Platform is managed by Marche Region - Integrated Planning, International Activities, (...) اقرأ كل شيء

EASME Call for tender Blue Economy Development Framework

EASME has launched a call for tender on Blue Economy: EASME/2019/OP/0008 Design and Implementation of a Blue Economy Development Framework. The deadline for presentation of offers is 26 April 2019. More detailed information can be found here:

European Maritime Day

The focus of the European Maritime Day 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, will be on blue entrepreneurship, innovation and investment to transform traditional maritime sectors and boost emerging technologies and value chains. A specific focus will be put on research and (...) اقرأ كل شيء

List of GFCM meetings for 2019 already available

The list of the meetings to be held by GFCM along the year 2019 is already available for the public. You can access the list under the link below (previous registration required):

A new Bureau for the GFCM

In the mark of the forty-second session of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), which was resumed on Friday 14 December 2018, the GFCM elected its new Bureau for a two-year renewable mandate. Roland Kristo, from Albania, was (...) اقرأ كل شيء

World Ocean Summit 2019

The sixth World Ocean Summit will strive to build greater collaboration across regions and connect the world to new ideas and perspectives. Taking place in March 2019, this world-renowned event will take place in the Middle East for the first (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Blue Invest in the Med, January 2019, Malta

Blue Invest in the Mediterranean 2019 A match-making event that brings together innovators and the financial community to sustainably develop the Blue Economy of the Mediterranean Sea basin, while protecting its marine resources. Following the successful Blue Invest event of (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Blue Invest in the Mediterranean 2019

Following the successful "Blue Invest" event of May 2018 in Brussels, and within the context of its work on blue investment, the European Commission (DG MARE) is hosting the “Blue Invest in the Mediterranean 2019” event. It will take place (...) اقرأ كل شيء

2018 Blue Sea Land

In the framework of the event "2018 Blue Sea Land" (4-7 October, Mazara del Vallo, Italy) the UfM Secretariat organized the thematic panel “Marine litter and biodiversity: Plastic Busters MPAs in action in the Mediterranean”. The panel focused on the (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Forum de la Mer - Bizerte 2018

La première édition du Forum de la Mer - Bizerte 2018 s’inscrit dans le cadre de La Saison Bleue, projet ambitieux rassemblant près de 150 évènements dans tous les domaines mettant en valeur le littoral tunisien. Le Forum de la (...) اقرأ كل شيء

BLUEMED National Consultation Days

"We stress the importance of structuring Euro-Mediterranean cooperation in marine and maritime sectors to encompass a broad range of objectives comprising the creation of new, blue jobs and social well-being while also being mindful of sustainable development and the preservation (...) اقرأ كل شيء

SwitchMed Connect 2018

Leading start-ups and entrepreneurs, industry agents, initiatives, change agents, policy and financial institutions working on applications of productive, circular and sharing economies in the Mediterranean will come together in Barcelona on 13-15 November 2018. The agenda of the SwitchMed Connect (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Launch of the "TransLogMED" project

The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) has launched the “TransLogMED” project at the first Mediterranean Conference on Maritime Transport and Logistics, held on 8-9 May in Ismailia (Egypt), under the auspices of H.E. Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of Egypt (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Blue Invest 2018

The European Commission is looking for entrepreneurs active in the blue economy to take part in a high-profile event aimed at matching cutting edge companies with public and private investors. #BlueInvest 2018, the first European event of its kind will (...) اقرأ كل شيء

CPMR Intermediterranean Commission

After the last meetings held in Naples in November 2017, the Mediterranean regions will gather again in the framework of their CPMR Intermediterranean Commission Working Groups and Political Bureau. The meetings will be held on 14-15 February in Cartagena (Murcia, (...) اقرأ كل شيء

Sustainable Blue Economy

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), launched a call for proposals titled “Sustainable Blue Economy” with a view to accelerate the deployment of the blue economy across Europe while consolidating efforts and recent developments to support the (...) اقرأ كل شيء

UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy

The UfM Conference held in Naples on 29-30 November highlighted the key role of the Blue Economy in sustainable development, jobs creation and investments Read more:

Project “Med Coasts for Blue Growth”

In December 2017, the project “Med Coasts for Blue Growth (MEDCOAST4BG )” received the UfM label. The project general objective is to analyze and promote the co-evolution of human activities and natural systems in coastal areas particularly or potentially devoted (...) اقرأ كل شيء


DIVECO2 aims to support the sustainable development of the fishery sector in Algeria, with a focus on marine and continental aquaculture. Associations in the field of fisheries and aquaculture in Algeria will attend training sessions held under the EU-funded Economic (...) اقرأ كل شيء