Maritime forum
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Blue economy, a key for sustainable development, jobs creation and investments in Mediterranean

The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy, an international event devoted to job creation and investment potential of blue economy in the Mediterranean basin (Naples, on November 29 & 30, 2017) gathered about 500 participants from 30 countries across the Euro-Mediterranean region, including governments’ representatives, regional and local authorities, international organisations and development agencies, 150 private sector representatives, universities, and civil society organisations dealing with marine and maritime issues.

Last update: 12/12/17

Western Mediterranean countries strengthen co-operation to promote Blue Economy in the region

The Ministers of Western Mediterranean countries gathered in Naples (Italy), on 30 November 2017, in an Informal Ministerial Meeting endorsed and launched the Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the Western Mediterranean – a goal-oriented series of joint actions to make the common sea space safer, cleaner and more productive.

Last update: 08/12/17

Study supporting a possible network of maritime training academies and institutes in the Mediterranean Sea basin

Commissioned by DG MARE and carried out by the consultants of ECORYS.

Last update: 03/10/16

Launching event: Workshop on integrated maritime policy and maritime spatial planning in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (proceedings published)

The dedicated workshop was held under the working title "Workshop on integrated maritime policy and marine spatial planning in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea". The European Commission's contribution encompassed the co-organisation of the Launching event of the 7-day workshop that to take place on 20 September 2016 in Dalyan (Turkey). While the European Commission co-organised the Launching event, MEDCOAST Foundation was in charge of the 7-day workshop that follows.

Start date: 20/09/2016 (All day)
Last update: 21/11/16

3rd Black Sea Stakeholder Conference, 14-15 June 2016 in Odessa, Ukraine

The Third Black Sea Stakeholder conference in Odessa took stock of the work carried out during last year and outlined further steps in the process towards a common maritime agenda in the Black Sea.

Start date: 14/06/2016 (All day)
Last update: 25/08/16

Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Conference on Blue Economy, 17 November 2015

Over 100 participants from 33 countries, including about a dozen Ministers/State Secretaries, as well as Commissioners Johannes Hahn and Karmenu Vella met in Brussels for the first Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Conference on Blue Economy.

Last update: 18/11/15

BLUEMED High-level Conference - 16 October at Pavillion Aquae – Expo Venice, Venice, Italy

The BLUEMED initiative (as part of the Marine Research and Innovation agenda) represents a huge effort to create coherence amongst marine research and innovation priorities at EU, sea basin and national levels and to mainstream blue growth objectives into the relevant instruments. The BLUEMED initiative will be endorsed by nine EU Member States (Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece and Cyprus) on 16 October in Venice, in the presence of Commissioner Moedas.

Start date: 16/10/2015 (All day)
Last update: 15/10/15

Call for Proposals for IMP-related actions in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean (Winners announced)

The main aim of this call is to support coordinated action in the context of the IMP, which will carry inter-sectoral and cross-border elements. The call seeks to promote mutual understanding, awareness-raising and joint responses to well-identified challenges hindering integration between maritime sectors in areas such as marine research, coastal and maritime tourism, maritime transport, marine environment, business and skills development, and clustering of maritime activities. Given these varied targets, the call will award one grant to each of the following actions:

Last update: 19/10/16

Second Black Sea Stakeholder Conference, 24 March 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria

The Second Black Sea Stakeholder conference in Sofia will take stock of the work carried out during last year and outline further steps in the process towards a common maritime agenda in the Black Sea.

Start date: 24/03/2015 (All day)
Last update: 01/02/15

Call for expression of interest for individual experts and organizations to participate in the INSPIRE marine pilot

This call has two aims: 1. To invite experts that are acquainted with – or have responsibilities for – MSFD-related data management and reporting obligations, to register as a Horizon 2020 expert so that they may be selected to contribute to the marine pilot under the conditions laid down for Horizon 2020 experts; and 2. To invite organizations that have a role in the MSFD data flows and reporting to express their interest to participate in the pilot, to use the required data and to make the necessary transformation(s) to be in line with INSPIRE.

Last update: 03/11/14

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