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Paving the way for collective Ocean Literacy initiatives in the Mediterranean Sea - EU4Ocean Workshop

Event date:
25/09/2020 - 14:00 to 16:30
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    If you are committed to key words like: the Mediterranean Sea, sustainable, supporting transition, ocean literacy and collective… then you have a role to play in co-building new ocean literacy initiatives for the Mediterranean sea. One thing to do: be at the right place at the right time. The right place: our Mediterranean sea-basin online workshop. The right time: September 25th, 2020 – this is the Mediterranean Coast Day – from 14h00 to 16h30 CEST.

    We are all somewhat involved in communication, awareness raising, capacity building activities. Carrying them alone or with some partners. For different target groups. Focusing on (some) challenges and/or on solutions. Sometimes for the Mediterranean Sea as a whole, the part of the sea falling under the national jurisdiction of your country, a maritime sector or… a very tiny but highly important marine protected area.

    Why not joining forces to develop and implement collective ocean literacy initiatives, combining our ideas, actions and resources? Clearly challenging but worth trying to deliver more effective ocean literacy delivering a sustainable management of marine ecosystems in the Mediterranean Sea.

    This is the focus of our September 25th 2020 “Med” online workshop, which is co-organised and facilitated by ACTeon (coordinator of the EU4Ocean coalition),  the coordinating unit of the Mediterranean Action Plan, its regional activity centers Plan Bleu (PB/RAC) and Priority Actions Programme (PAP/RAC), EMSEA Med and the BlueMed initiative. The workshop provides the opportunity to work interactively in small groups of interested and inspired participants ready to co-build collectively the most promising ocean literacy actions.   

    The expected outcome of the Mediterranean sea-basin online workshop?

    • Concepts developed for collective initiatives (what, when, how, for whom and with whom)
    • Core groups of organisations willing to partner and transform these concepts into real actions – by combining their own resources and/or searching for additional (human and financial) resources
    • The building blocks of a road map (what to do by when) between now and the (expected) launching of these collective actions

    Overall, giving reality to the Mediterranean community of practice on ocean literacy.

    The Agenda of the workshop can be found HERE.

    Register HERE to take part – and let us know which potential ocean literacy initiative(s) you are most interested in!

    25 September 2020 14:00 - 16:30 CEST

    The workshop is organised as part of the EU4Ocean Coalition for Ocean Literacy. Further information on EU4Ocean is available on the website.