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he name Mediterranean is derived from the Latin mediterraneus, meaning "inland" or "in the middle of the land" (from medius, "middle" and terra, "land"). It covers an approximate area of 2.5 million km² (965,000 sq mi), but its connection to the Atlantic (the Strait of Gibraltar) is only 14 km wide.

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We are officially launching the first call for project submission of the Youth4Ocean Forum!

Do you have a project in mind to raise awareness of consumers on sustainable seafood or an innovative business plan to use marine resources sustainably? Or something completely different that you think has the potential to change things? We welcome applications from anyone involved or interested in the sustainable use of marine resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of marine ecosystems.

Last update: 18/11/20

How to become a Young Ocean Advocate

As a Young Ocean Advocate you will have the chance to showcase your project, participate and pitch your ideas in European events, connect with mentors, network with leading European experts, participate in working groups along with stakeholders and decision-makers to address ocean challenges, and benefit from leadership resources to make a positive change.

Last update: 14/10/20

Salomé Bellon's story - Founding Member of the Youth4Ocean Forum

Meet Salomé Bellon, Founding Member of the Youth4Ocean Forum.

Last update: 07/10/20

Olivia Garcia's story - Youth4Ocean Forum Founding Member

Meet Olivia Garcia, founding member of the european Youth4Ocean Forum and volunteer for Surfrider Foundation Europe.

Last update: 07/10/20

Message on Mediterranean Coast Day (25 September)

The public has an important role to play. Thanks to the rise of mobile broadband, today’s “Mediterraneans” are better informed and more organized than any other generation. Simple purchasing decisions taken at the supermarket and online clicks matter greatly. Businesses spend vast amounts to understand their customers’ preferences in order to tailor products and services accordingly. Observation shows that sustainable options will rise on the market if there is demand for it.

Last update: 28/09/20

Anne-Laure Le Lay's story - Youth4Ocean Founding Member

In this article, maritime lawyer Anne-Laure Le Lay explains in a few words her special relationship to the ocean, which led her to become a Founding Member of the european Youth4Ocean Forum.

Last update: 18/09/20

Éloïse Faure's Story - Youth4Ocean Founding Member

Here is the story of Eloïse, young activist and Founding Member of the Youth4Ocean Forum.

Last update: 18/09/20

The breeze that may herald a green renaissance in the Mediterranean

This op-ed by Gaetano Leone, Coordinator, Mediterranean Action Plan of the United Nations Environment Programme, Barcelona Convention Secretariat, first appeared on 24 August 2020 with the title "A roadmap to cut shipping emissions in the Mediterranean" in EURACTIV

Last update: 16/09/20

Paving the way for collective Ocean Literacy initiatives in the Mediterranean Sea - EU4Ocean Workshop

If you are committed to keywords like ‘the Mediterranean Sea’, ‘sustainable’, ‘supporting transition’, ‘ocean literacy’ and ‘collective’… then you could have played a role in co-building new ocean literacy initiatives for the Mediterranean Sea. But you had to be at the right place at the right time. The right place: our Mediterranean Sea-basin online workshop. The right time: September 25th, 2020 – the Mediterranean Coast Day.

Start date: 25/09/2020 - 14:00
Last update: 10/09/20

The EU4Ocean coalition: what, what for, how?

The opening workshop of the first event of the EU4Ocean coalition underlined the societal and political importance of collective action for cost-effective ocean literacy in Europe. It introduced the logic of the online workshops organised as part of the event, from the introduction of the established ocean literacy communities to the many opportunities to contribute to the formation of collective initiatives at the European and sea-basin scales.

Start date: 24/09/2020 - 09:30
Last update: 10/09/20

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