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According to the 2014 Commission Communication "Innovation in the blue economy", "Growth in the blue economy will require an appropriately skilled workforce, able to apply the latest technologies in engineering and a range of other disciplines"

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Becoming a European Blue School, teacher workshops

This two-part workshop series will focus on becoming a European Blue School by developing school projects on one of the three ocean and sea issues: Food from the Ocean, Climate and Ocean, Healthy and Clean Ocean.

Last update: 04/02/21

We are officially launching the first call for project submission of the Youth4Ocean Forum!

Do you have a project in mind to raise awareness of consumers on sustainable seafood or an innovative business plan to use marine resources sustainably? Or something completely different that you think has the potential to change things? We welcome applications from anyone involved or interested in the sustainable use of marine resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of marine ecosystems.

Last update: 18/11/20

Workshop Sealogy: Engaging Italian schools for the ocean

In this workshop at Sealogy (19-21 November), we introduce the concept of a European Blue School and explore how Italian schools and ocean professionals can take part, build connections and become engaged in the Network of European Blue Schools.

Last update: 13/11/20

EU4Ocean – Together for seas and oceans. The advice of a European youngster.

She is Bela and she’s presenting the EU4Ocean initiative. An ambitious project that helps us all to understand how we can fight for seas and oceans.

Last update: 09/09/20

Children engaging with ATLAS educational resources at Science is Wonderful, Brussels, 2019. Picture credit: Annette Wilson, AquaTT Ocean Literacy resources from the H2020 ATLAS project

Atlantic Adventures with ATLAS is a portfolio of free learning resources designed to engage children and adults with the deep sea.

Last update: 18/08/20

Meeting summary: 9th meeting for developing a SRIA for the Black Sea/ 8 MAY 2019, Bucharest

The meeting took place in Bucharest as part of the SUST-BLACK conference, where the ”Bucharest Declaration” of the scientific community was issued and the Strategic Research and Innovation agenda for the Black Sea (SRIA) officially launched. The group finalised the SRIA and discussed the avenues for the implementation of the Agenda.

Last update: 02/09/19

Free movement of skippers: a new call for proposals for the automatic recognition of skipper licences

Is it fair that professional skippers should have to submit a specific request every time they wish to work outside their own country or on a foreign vessel – or even have to re-qualify in some cases?

Last update: 16/08/18

Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Conference on Blue Economy, 17 November 2015

Over 100 participants from 33 countries, including about a dozen Ministers/State Secretaries, as well as Commissioners Johannes Hahn and Karmenu Vella met in Brussels for the first Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Conference on Blue Economy.

Last update: 01/02/18

Knowledge Innovation Communities and the blue economy

A number of Knowledge Innovation Communities have been set up or are in the process of being set up that aim to improve the link between education and research. A study has analysed how these Communities can help create innovation in the blue economy.

Last update: 01/02/18

Knowledge Innovation Communities and Blue Growth

Knowledge Innovation Communities aim to ensure that the three sides of the knowledge triangle – education, research, industry - work together on a common challenge to create the innovation that Europe needs to create jobs and growth. How can they support blue growth?

Last update: 01/10/14

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