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Let’s make Europe Blue: Join the EU4Ocean for Ocean Literacy Summit

After more than 2 years, the EU4Ocean Coalition is rewarding and celebrating the efforts of its members and their most outstanding initiatives to date, and is looking forward to the future!

Save the dates

  • 19 May to join the EU4Ocean Coalition booth and exhibition space
  • 20 May to join the Ocean Literacy EU4Ocean Summit
  • 21 May to participate in the Ocean Literacy Festival!

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About the EU4Ocean Platform

By joining an active group of organisations, initiatives and people, members of the EU4Ocean Platform benefit from sharing of ideas, build partnerships and join forces to deliver a more coordinated approach to ocean literary activities in Europe. Let us unite and collectively build momentum for European ocean literacy, encouraging other initiatives to join the movement. At the core of the platform is the exchange of expertise, knowledge and best practices in ocean literacy. Members create synergies and new collective initiatives that can reach broader audiences thereby generating larger impact.

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Become a Member of the EU4Ocean Platform

Are you interested to become a member of the platform? Want to know what is involved? Read the key facts from our Terms of Reference to find out more and find out who is already involved on the members’ page. We are looking forward to receive applications! You can apply to become a member by filling out an online application form on this website.

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Events & Activities of the EU4Ocean Platform

Keep up to date with the events and activities of the EU4Ocean Platform

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Working Groups

The EU4Ocean Platform members meet in Working Groups (WGs) around particular themes/topics, including Climate and Ocean, Food from the Ocean and Healthy and Clean Ocean.

EU4Ocean Platform Synergies

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What can you contribute as a Platform Member?

You have recently become a member of the EU4Ocean Platform and you have joined one or several Working Groups. Did you know you can also contribute to EU4Ocean in many other ways?

Wish to know more? Contact us at info@eu4ocean-platform.eu

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Get to Know the EU4Ocean Platform Members

Interested in discovering who the members of the EU4Ocean Platform are and what they do? The EU4Ocean Platform brings together a wide diversity of stakeholders spanning the areas of marine research, science-policy, blue economy industry and the private sector, civil society, arts, education, youth and media. Check out the members in our overview or the interactive map with detailed information on each member.

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Join the wave and spread the word!

You want to learn more about the activities of the EU4Ocean Platform and its members? Check out the hashtag #EU4Ocean on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

Join the wave and tag your posts with #EU4Ocean!

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Make Europe Blue Campaign

A multitude of threats including climate change, overfishing and pollution is putting our ocean at risk, and changing course requires us to work together. As part of the EU4Ocean Coalition, the Make Europe Blue campaign is calling on you - citizens, businesses, organisations, authorities, celebrities, educators - to make a pledge to help the ocean. Your pledge is a personal promise or action that will keep our ocean healthy. Every action – even the smallest one - brings change to our ocean!

Check out the campaign page and get inspired by the pledges of journalists, educators, policy-makers, activists and organisations engaged in ocean protection.

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About the EU4Ocean Coalition

The EU4Ocean Platform is part of the EU4Ocean Coalition, which connects diverse organisations, projects and people that contribute to ocean literacy and the sustainable management of the ocean. Supported by the European Commission, this bottom-up inclusive initiative aims at uniting the voices of Europeans to make the ocean a concern of everyone. In addition to the Platform, the EU4Ocean Coalition includes the Youth4Ocean Forum and the Network of European Blue Schools.

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Ocean Literacy for Sail Trainers - Continuous Professional Development Event - Plankton

Learning activity/Training session/MOOC

Last update: 05/05/21

The Beauty - A Plastic Journey. Interactive Session and Animation screening

Interactive session and animation screening

Last update: 05/05/21

Our Featured Pledges about the Ocean

Looking for inspiration from fellow ocean lovers? Check out our celebrity pledges!

Last update: 11/05/21

Your action matters. Make your pledge

The Make Europe Blue campaign calls on citizens, businesses, organisations, authorities, and celebrities to commit to an action that can benefit the ocean.

Last update: 11/05/21

Did You Know That... Exciting facts about the ocean!

Our Blue Planet is a marvellous place; a source of life, home to incredible wildlife and complex ecosystems.

Last update: 11/05/21

The Marine Diaries - Ocean Careers Workshop

The Marine Diaries is hosting an interactive workshop on 6th May to help you begin an ocean career. This workshop will include panellists from around the world who are ocean professionals and will include top tips on how to follow in their footsteps.

Start date: 06/05/2021 - 19:30
Last update: 27/04/21

Fisheries and aquaculture communities contributing to the European Green Deal

Small-scale fisheries and aquaculture communities play a vital role in many EU regions and they are socially important and an integral part of the food systems. According to FARNET study, community-led local development and Fisheries Local Action Groups are contributing to various objectives and policy initiatives under the European Green Deal.

Last update: 22/04/21

Celebrating the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea - Welcome to our Ocean Literacy Festival !

On the occasion of the European Maritime Day, the EU4Ocean coalition is organising the first Ocean Literacy online festival as part of the Atlantic and North Sea basin event and is pleased to offer you the possibility to learn fascinating things about our maritime region in the spirit of sea festivals.

Last update: 05/05/21

From Fishing to Farming: Aquaculture in Ocean Literacy – Call for Abstracts

We are calling for presentations of inspiring examples of ocean literacy projects, tools and communication campaigns in relation to sustainable aquaculture to be showcased at the Aquaculture Europe 2021 Madeira, Portugal, 4-7 October 2021.

Start date: 04/10/2021 (All day)
Last update: 30/03/21

Where the world is heading. An International Sopot Youth Conference.

Sopot Science Association, together with IO PAN and their partners, every year gather young scientists and science enthusiasts and give them the opportunity to present their work, visions, opinions, and thoughts. Due to the multidisciplinary character of the Conference, the abstracts and presentations are intended for the general audience. The Conference language is English. The fifth edition of the International Sopot Youth Conference 2021 entitled Where the World is Heading (http://stn.edu.pl/isyc2021), is the continuation of the Sopot Youth Forum. Since 2008 over 500 scientists from different countries have presented their work during the Conference. This year, the Conference consists of three blocks: humanities and social science, natural and physical sciences as well as the invited block, entitled: Women and Girls in Science.

Last update: 22/03/21

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