2nd Circular Economy Open Call for Adopters

Are you a European SME with a circular idea, interested in creating a plan for the circular development? The C-VoUCHER open call will launch on August 3rd and will close on Oct, 30th, 2020 at 17:00 (Brussels Local Time).C-VoUCHER will (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

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 https://europa.eu/!bp89rj

2nd Advisory Board of the Blue Growth Community

On Monday, 27 July 2020, the Blue Growth Community (BGC) celebrated its 2nd Advisory Board meeting (on-line event) with a high participation -more than 120 registered persons and around 65 permanent attending participants- among the BGC members, MED Blue Growth (...) Read more.

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, (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

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. (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

Mapping of Small-scale Fisheries Initiatives.

To meet the ambitious targets set by the Regional Plan of Action for Small-scale Fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, and in order to disseminate and scale-up best practices, promote cooperation and identify gaps and areas for investment (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

World Economic Forum Virtual Ocean Dialogues

The World Economic Forum has organised for this week a series of webinars called OceanDialogues. Content is split across 3 key themes that allow you to explore the diverse topics addressed during the meeting. Some of the webinars taking place (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

Cancellation of European Maritime Day 2020

20 May is European Maritime Day. Every year the EU organises the EMD conference around that date. It is one of the highlights of the maritime calendar, with up to 1,500 stakeholders joining as we celebrate the blue economy. This (...) Read more.

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: https://www.theparliamentmagazine.eu/articles/feature/how-blue-economy-can-help-europe-tackle-climate-change

WestMED: Towards a Maritime Innovation Technologies Platform

WestMED Initiative organized a series of Hackathon type meetings amongst which Hackathon n4 discussed and assessed the potential for a Mediterranean-wide Maritime Innovation Technologies Platform (Med-MIT) or similar actions and/or projects that could allow for greater cooperation between clusters, research/technological (...) Read more.

COVID-19 won't stop BLUE CROWDFUNDING

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 (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

Portugal National Hub gets regional stakeholders onboard

Fórum Oceano, the Portuguese National Hub, organised, in collaboration with the Regional Coordination and Development Commissions of Alentejo and Algarve, a series of meetings to bring together the regional stakeholders. These sessions happened on the 11th of February in Évora (...) Read more.

First Annual Assembly of the Blue Growth Community

The Blue Growth Community organized its First Annual Assembly with a significant participation of the new associated projects and many interested regions in Blue Economy The last 4th and 5th February 2020, the Blue Growth Community, represented by the core (...) Read more.

Registrations to WestMED Hackathons Barcelona are open!

Building on the WestMED Palermo Hackathons in 2019, this edition will explore and clarify project concepts, funding, partnerships, and establish next steps towards successful project application. The session will be back to back with the UfM Regional Stakeholders Conference on (...) Read more.

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: (...) Read more.

WestMED, Steering Committee, 23 October in Rabat

On Wednesday 23 October, the WestMED Steering Committee (WMSC) will be meeting in Rabat, Morocco. The meeting will function as an opportunity for the WMSC to evaluate the implementation of the initiative, as well as to reflect on the outcomes (...) Read more.

Ocean Hackathon, from 11th to 13th October 2019

Bring your own expertise, share your ideas, imagine innovative solutions, design new digital tools, develop your network, get access to unexploited data, learn more together coached by experts... and enjoy a friendly week-end! Ocean hackathon® is a 48 hours non-stop (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

EMFF - Maritime Spatial Planning Call for Proposals

The objective of this call for proposals is to support the establishment and implementation of Maritime Spatial Plans in line with the objectives pursued in the framework of the MSP Directive. More specifically, this action intends to support Member States (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

Towards a Blue Revolution: A TNC and Encourage Capital Report

The Nature Conservancy and Encourage Capital have partnered to create a guide to impact investing in sustainable aquaculture, launched today. This guide represents the first-ever attempt to comprehensively assess the potential of sustainable aquaculture through both an environmental and financial (...) Read more.

Blue Economy WestMED Hackathons: May 14, Palermo

The European Commission and the Co-Presidency of the Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean are holding the event Hackathons WestMED: "Blue economy contribution to the Summit of the Two Shores” on Tuesday 14 (...) Read more.

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, (...) Read more.

Maritime & Blue Logistics Startup Weekend

Maritime & Blue Logistics Startup Weekend 54 hours is all you need to disrupt in the maritime logistic sector, today! Do you have an idea you would like to pursue or a problem you would like to solve but don't (...) Read more.

NEW ERA-NET COFUND ON THE BLUE BIOECONOMY

The COFUND is the result of a collaboration between JPI Oceans and the former ERA-NETS COFASP and ERA MBT and consists of 27 partners from 16 countries. The main objective of the COFUND is to establish a coordinated R&D funding (...) Read more.

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: https://ted.europa.eu/TED/notice/udl?uri=TED%3ANOTICE%3A125844-2019%3ATEXT%3AEN%3AHTML

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 (...) Read more.

Launch of a new initiative on Maritime Spatial Planning

UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the European Commission launched MSPGlobal, a new global project on maritime spatial planning, on 11 and 12 February at UNESCO Headquarters. The project aims to promote better maritime spatial planning with a view to (...) Read more.

Agenda of the Information Session on Marine Litter

Information Session on Marine Litter and Final Annual Project Meeting of Facility for Regional Policy Dialogue on Integrated Maritime Policy March 26th, 2019 – Thon EU, Brussels Draft Agenda 08:30 – 09:00 Registration 09:00 – 09:15 Opening Session European Commission (...) Read more.

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): https://gfcm.sharepoint.com/SecPortal/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx?id=%2FSecPortal%2FShared%20Documents%2FIntersession_2018-2019%2FLIST%20OF%20GFCM%20MEETINGS%20FOR%202019%2Epdf&parent=%2FSecPortal%2FShared%20Documents%2FIntersession_2018-2019&p=true&slrid=64e2b89e-409b-0000-59b4-2992fb81f97b

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 (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

Initial outline for the Estonian MSP now available

The English version of the initial outline for the Estonian MSP and the memorandum of intention to conduct impact assessment is now available. The document will also be shared with Baltic Sea countries for their information. The document constitutes the (...) Read more.

Declaration Algiers: Western Mediterranean countries Meeting

Ministers of the Western Mediterranean countries, at the presence of the European Commission and the Union for the Mediterranean, have adopted a declaration to strengthen maritime regional cooperation under the WestMED initiative. This initiative promotes the sustainable blue economy in the (...) Read more.

Lisbon will host the second UN Ocean Conference

In June 2017, after the inaugural Ocean Conference, the Portuguese Government informed the UN-Oceans conference that Portugal was willing to organize the second edition of the event. It was now confirmed by the Portuguese Ministry of the Sea that the (...) Read more.

Blue Bioeconomy Forum, 07th December in Amsterdam

This forum is organized for industries, public agencies, financial organizations, researchers and civil society, working on or interested in the Blue Bioeconomy of the EU – aquatic and marine environments. During the event, the current status of the emerging Blue (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

2018 Annual Economic Report on EU Blue Economy

The 2018 Annual Economic Report on EU Blue Economy, has been published. The report was prepared jointly by the JRC and the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission (DG MARE). It intends to measure the trends, (...) Read more.

4th Meeting of the WestMed Steering Committee

The 4th Meeting of the WestMed Steering Committee will be held on 3 October 2018 in Algiers (Algeria). The meeting will have as priorities the adoption of the document summarizing common priorities and, on the other hand, the discussion on (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

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, (...) Read more.

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 (...) Read more.

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: http://ufmsecretariat.org/ufm-conference-blue-economy2017/

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 (...) Read more.

DIVECO2

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 (...) Read more.