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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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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

Joining forces at the first “EU4Ocean workshop – Designing Ocean Literacy action in Europe

On 24 – 25 September 2020, the first EU4Ocean workshop– Designing Ocean Literacy action in Europe was organised by the EU4Ocean Coalition – a new initiative on ocean literacy of the European Commission.

Start date: 24/09/2020 (All day)
Last update: 10/07/20

The Youth4Ocean Forum kicks off!

On July 7th, 40 young individuals from all over Europe have joined forces as founding members of the Youth4Ocean Forum.

Start date: 07/07/2020 (All day)
Last update: 13/07/20

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

How to achieve a better governance for the sea basin in the Western Mediterranean?

Last collaborative lab of the "Building a West-Med Strategy" project with focus on Governance and means for a better implementation at sub regional basin level.

Start date: 15/03/2016 (All day)
Last update: 15/03/16

Pour un transport maritime plus propre et plus sûr dans le cadre d’une planification des espaces maritimes

Third collaborative lab of the "Building a West-Med Strategy" project with focus on Maritime highways for safer and cleaner seas, including integrated surveillance issues.

Start date: 10/03/2016 (All day)
Last update: 15/03/16

Strengthening marine and maritime innovation and knowledge transfer

Second collaborative lab of the "Building a West-Med Strategy" project with focus on Maritime and marine innovation, knowledge transfer, including emerging sectors and biotechnologies (North-South Corridor).

Start date: 08/03/2016 (All day)
Last update: 15/03/16

Developing Authentic and Attractive Destinations across the West Mediterranean

First collaborative lab of the "Building a West-Med Strategy" project with focus on Sustainable coastal and maritime tourism including cruise and nautical transport (North-South Corridor).

Start date: 04/03/2016 (All day)
Last update: 15/03/16

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: 01/02/18