Maritime Forum
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

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

Study on maritime clusters in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea

DG MARE has commissioned a study to provide policy makers at the EU and sea-basin levels an updated analysis of the current status and potential development of maritime clusters in the Mediterranean and Black Sea areas.

Last update: 27/06/18

6th meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) in the Mediterranean (Brussels, 30-31 October 2013) - Final Documents

Dear all, The 6th Meeting of the Working Group on Integrated Maritime Policy in the Mediterranean took place in Brussels on 30-31 October 2013.   Please find enclosed the final versions of following documents: Meeting Report Meeting Conclusions  

Last update: 23/06/17

6th Working Group on IMP in the Mediterranean (Brussels, 30-31 October 2013) - Speakers' Presentations

Dear all, First of all, we would like to thank you for your participation at the 6th Working Group on Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) in the Mediterranean (Brussels, 30-31 October 2013) and for your contributions during the discussions. Please find enclosed the list of participants, as well as the presentations given during the meeting.

Last update: 23/06/17

Pescatourism and Axis 4: opportunities, questions and challenges.

Pescatourism, or fisheries tourism, is often quoted as one of the main opportunities when considering diversification of economic activities in European fisheries areas.

Last update: 23/01/15

Governance and policy in fisheries areas

Past evaluations have shown that one of the main advantages of local development programmes, like LEADER and Axis 4, is that they help to provide relatively fragmented communities with an organisational platform, a voice and a channel of communication to those areas of government and policy that affect their future.

Last update: 23/01/15

"Material" and "Immaterial" investment in fisheries areas

This page deals with how Fisheries Local Action Groups can create both the physical and the human conditions required for sustainable development in their areas. In other words, it looks at the links between fisheries and the three main pillars of sustainable development.  

Last update: 23/01/15

Additional and alternative activities

“Support for diversification” is the second objective mentioned in Axis 4 for the sustainable development of fisheries areas (Article 43.2b). It generally involves working to improve the linkages between fisheries and other economic sectors rather than linkages within the fisheries supply chain as in the previous section.

Last update: 23/01/15

Innovative solutions to be developed in fisheries areas

One of the four main aims of Axis 4 is to “add value to fisheries and aquaculture products” (Article 43.2a). In fact, the weight of fisheries organisations on many Fisheries Local Action Groups has meant that the measure for adding value to fisheries products (Article 44.1d) has become one of the most important parts of local strategies.

Last update: 23/01/15