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Network of European Blue Schools

About the Network of European Blue Schools

The Network of European Blue Schools is an initiative of EU4Ocean, the European Ocean Coalition that connects diverse organisations, projects and people contributing to ocean literacy and the sustainable management of the ocean. EU4Ocean is the place where new ideas and joint actions come to life to make a bigger change. 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.

How are we connected to the ocean? All people on Earth are directly or indirectly connected to the ocean in a variety of ways: through what we eat, breathe and use, where we go on a holiday. The ocean is our planet's life support system - and it needs our protection. This Network of European Blue Schools aims to inspire teacher, school director or staff of education services, to challenge their students, from kindergarten, primary, lower and upper secondary, technical or vocational schools, to develop a “Find the blue” project that links them to the ocean or the sea. By successfully completing the project and sharing its results, schools will receive the European Blue School label.  

The EU4Ocean is inviting teachers/staff of education services from all subjects to enroll in the Network of European Blue Schools and bring the ocean into the classrooms!

Why join the Network of European Blue Schools?

By joining the network, we will assist you in connecting with relevant partners to:   

  • have your students become agents for change and sustainability of the ocean and seas;
  • share your Blue School experiences with other national and international schools;
  • find inspiration and support on how to address ocean topics that are relevant to your curricula, your school and your community;
  • receive the European Blue School certification recognizing the value of your initiative.

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Become a European Blue School

European Blue Schools bring the ocean into the classroom. On the journey to becoming a European Blue School, teachers and pupils will improve their understanding of the ocean and develop a sense of responsibility towards our shared planet. Learn more on how to become a European Blue School and get on board!

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Get to know the certified European Blue Schools

Interested in discovering the European Blue Schools and their projects?
Now you can discover the members of the Network of European Blue Schools. Updated automatically with all the necessary information, as soon as new schools join the community, this list allows you to search members by name of school, country, project, level of education and topic.

You can also explore the wide diversity of European Blue Schools on an interactive map!

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Virtual focus group meetings with Ocean Education Stakeholders

To prepare the launch of the Network of European Blue School, a series of 8 virtual focus group meetings – representing networks and key ocean education stakeholders in Europe – were held in selected Member States (Portugal, France, Ireland and Romania) and at the scale of the different sea basins (Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea).

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Join the wave and spread the word!

You want to learn more about the activities of the Network of European Blue Schools and its members? Check out the hashtag #EUBlueSchools on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

Join the wave and tag your posts with #EUBlueSchools!

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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 Network of European School 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 EU4Ocean Platform.

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The Charter for the Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030”

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Start date: 30/06/2022 - 15:00
Last update: 22/06/22

Take part in European Maritime Day 2022 in Cyprus!

“European Maritime Day in Cyprus” will take place on 9-13 June 2022 in Larnaca. Discover the many activities on the agenda!

Start date: 09/06/2022 (All day)
Last update: 09/06/22

Calling for volunteers to play with us! European Atlas of the Seas game

Experience science & research from behind the scenes of the European Atlas of the Seas! We are looking for teachers who would love taking their classroom on a wild science ride!

Start date: 10/06/2022 - 12:30
Last update: 26/05/22

The EU4Ocean coalition fosters Ocean Literacy Dialogues at UNOC

On June 29, from 18:00 to 20:00, join the EU4Ocean coalition and IOC-UNESCO for the "Ocean Literacy Dialogues" side event at the Pavillion of Knowledge.

Start date: 29/06/2022 - 18:00
Last update: 26/05/22

Winners of the “EU4Ocean in Action” Awards announced!

The EU4Ocean coalition honours the initiatives that best reflect the spirit and principles of the EU4Ocean coalition, and that have mobilised very diverse representatives of the Coalition's various communities.

Last update: 20/05/22

Why should you join the EU4Ocean Platform? Our members share their experience!

The EU4Ocean Platform now counts more than 130 members! 

Last update: 21/04/22

Call for activities for the EU4OCEAN Summit Ocean Literacy Festival!

The EU4Ocean Coalition is organising a new round of engaging ocean literacy activities for the upcoming EU4Ocean Ocean Literacy Summit. From youth activities, educational programmes to the Mediterranean Ocean Literacy Festival, there is no limit to your imagination. Come on board and join us in making the EU Blue!

Start date: 21/05/2022 - 09:00
Last update: 29/03/22

"EU4Ocean in action" awards: Call for nominations!

Celebrating the achievements of the EU4Ocean coalition.

Start date: 24/03/2022 - 09:15
Last update: 24/03/22

Let’s listen to the Arctic Ocean - A Festival for Ocean Literacy

Join the Ocean Literacy Festival in the Arctic Ocean between the 4th to the 8th of April!

Start date: 04/04/2022 (All day)
Last update: 18/03/22

Youth4Ocean Forum Directory of online ressources

There’s plenty of existing resources online to help you to develop your projects. Data, reports, free to use pictures… Discover this selection to help you to start your project on solid basis.

Last update: 15/03/22

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