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European Maritime Day Editions

Published on: Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:39
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    European Maritime Day 2022, Ravenna, Italy

    The 2022 edition of European Maritime Day will take place in Ravenna, Italy, on 19-20 May as a hybrid event for 750 physical participants. All the sessions will be organised in a physical format, with speakers and moderators in the venue. In parallel, all the sessions (plenaries, workshops, pitch stage sessions) will be available for remote participants via webstreaming or ZOOM. It will be co-organised by the European Commission, the City of Ravenna, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility and the Region of Emilia-Romagna.

    European Maritime Day 2021, Den Helder, The Netherlands

    European Maritime Day took place virtually from Den Helder, The Netherlands on 20 and 21 May 2021. It was easier than ever to join the event, from anywhere in Europe. The plenary sessions and the pitch stages were broadcasted from Den Helder “EMD studio”, where moderators and key speakers connected remotely with other speakers. Registered participants attended these sessions via webstreaming. The stakeholders’ workshops were interactive and ran virtually via video conferencing.


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    EMD TV

    EMD In My Country 2021

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    European Maritime Day 2020, Cork, Ireland

    Cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.

    European Maritime Day - Lisbon 2019

    European Maritime Day 2019 took place on 16 & 17 May 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal.

    European Maritime Day - Burgas 2018

    European Maritime Day 2018 took place on 31 May and 1 June 2018 in Burgas, Bulgaria.



    The plenary sessions were webstreamed with Bulgarian and English interpretation. (Click on "Replay" to select the session).

    European Maritime Day - Poole 2017

    At the heart of European Maritime Day was a 2-day conference "The Future of our Seas" in Poole, UK, on 18 and 19 May.

    European Maritime Day - Turku 2016

    The EMD 2016 conference, held in Turku, Finland (20-22 May 2016) attracted 1200 participants from the European maritime community.

    They focussed their discussions on "Investing in competitive blue growth - smart and sustainable solutions", identifying and highlighting the practical steps needed to drive blue growth investments, as well as innovation and change in the blue economy.

    European Maritime Day - Piraeus 2015

    The EMD 2015 conference, held in Piraeus, Greece on May 28 & 29, 2015 attracted a record number of participants (1300) from the European maritime community.

    On May 30 & 31, the city of Piraeus hosted a series of public happenings at various locations of the city, celebrating its rich maritime history and culture. See more:

    European Maritime Day - Bremen 2014

    European Maritime Day Conference 2014 was held on 19 & 20 May in Bremen, Germany and saw industry experts and policy makers from across Europe come together to discuss how innovation and research in the maritime economy can drive a European growth and jobs recovery whilst securing a sustainable future for Europe's seas.

    European Maritime Day - Valletta 2013

    The 6th edition of the European Maritime Day Conference was held successfully in Valletta, Malta, on May 21 & 22, 2013. It has attracted the attention of the European and the Mediterranean Maritime community with 847 participants who attended the 27 sessions of the Conference.

    European Maritime Day - Gothenburg 2012

    European Maritime Day 2012 was celebrated in Gothenburg, Sweden. Representatives of the maritime sector from all over Europe participated in the European Maritime Day Conference on 21th and 22nd May.

    European Maritime Day - Gdansk 2011

    European Maritime Day 2011 was celebrated in Gdansk, Poland. Over 900 representatives of the maritime sector from all over Europe participated in the European Maritime Day Conference on 19th and 20th May.

    European Maritime Day - Gijón 2010

    The third edition of the Maritime Day Conference was held in Gijón, Spain 18-21 May 2010. It was co-organised by the European Commission, the Spanish Presidency of the European Union and the Government of the Principality of Asturias.

    European Maritime Day - Rome 2009

    The European Maritime Day stakeholder conference brought together more than 1 200 decision makers and practitioners from throughout Europe and neighbouring regions in Rome, Italy on 18, 19 and 20 May.

    European Maritime Day - Brussels 2008

    In 2008, the European Maritime Day was celebrated for the first time. The event included a stakeholder conference in Brussels 19-20 May, which focused on the regional approach to the implementation of Maritime Policy, and dialogue with stakeholders. The European Maritime Day was officially launched on 20 May 2008 in Strasbourg where the President of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Pöttering, Council President Janez Janša, and Commission President José Manuel Barroso signed a Joint Tripartite Declaration establishing a ‘European Maritime Day’.