The first meeting on the EU4Ocean Platform took place on the 18 June 2020 with more than 90 participants from different sectors and backgrounds, following the launch of the EU4Ocean Coalition by Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, on World Ocean Day and the release of the first EU4Ocean Coalition video. This information session was the opportunity to present the Platform to the newly appointed founding members, hear about successful ocean literacy partnership stories and plan for EU4Ocean events in September 2020.
The participants expressed their motivation to work with each other to advance ocean literacy and develop concrete activities that will create real awareness, engagement and momentum across society for action and change. The EU4Ocean Platform brings together a wide diversity of stakeholders spanning the areas of marine research, science-policy, blue economy industry and the private sector, civil society, arts, education, youth and media. This includes multiple scales from local and national organisations to regional sea and European initiatives. The final list of founding members will be announced on 2 July 2020.
Stay tuned for the EU4Ocean Platform official launch on the 24-25 September 2020 to co-design effective Ocean Literacy initiatives with us!
What is the EU4Ocean Platform?
The EU4Ocean Platform is the hub for organisations and initiatives to connect, collaborate and mobilise efforts on ocean literacy. By joining the EU4Ocean platform, members can share ideas, build partnerships and collaborate to ensure a more coordinated approach to ocean literary activities in Europe. The Platform members will be mobilised around three Working Groups (WGs) themes: Climate and Ocean, Food from the Ocean and Healthy and Clean Ocean. More information.
How to apply as a member?
The EU4Ocean Platform is an inclusive network of stakeholders willing to be actively engaged in connecting existing ocean literacy activities in Europe and shaping future actions. The Platform is membership-based, requiring interested stakeholders to apply through the online application form. If you are a stakeholder with expertise and motivation for marine issues and ocean literacy please get in touch! More information