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Implementing EU legislation on marine litter

The Single Use Plastics Directive and Port Reception Facilities Directive of 2019 made producers and importers responsible for transport and disposal of end-of-life fishing gear and removed financial penalties for bringing waste to shore, including litter picked up in fishing nets. They also introduced new reporting obligations. The aim of the conference was to allow stakeholders to share experience and ideas.

Last update: 27/01/23

EMFAF 2022 INFODAY - Blue careers and Regional flagships calls for proposals

The European Commission has launched the “Blue careers for a sustainable blue economy” call for proposals under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF)

Last update: 28/11/22

Public consultation - microplastics pollution

from plastic pellets, synthetic textiles, tyre abrasion, paints, geotextiles and detergent capsules

Last update: 02/03/22

The European Commission is looking for top experts to advise on the 5 EU Missions

The experts will join the Mission Board to advise on the implementation of the EU Missions: Restore our Ocean and Waters - Adaptation to Climate Change - Cancer - Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities - A Soil Deal for Europe

Last update: 28/01/22

Call for Young Ocean Advocates - Climate and Ocean

The Youth4Ocean Forum is calling young people to submit their projects on the topic of Climate and Ocean.

Last update: 03/11/21

EU policy framework on biobased, biodegradable and compostable plastics open for comment

This roadmap is open for feedback for 4 weeks. Feedback will be taken into account for further development and fine tuning of the initiative

Last update: 13/10/21

12 October 2021, 11.00-12.00, virtual info session: Transforming the EU’s Blue Economy for a Sustainable Future - The role of the regions

In May 2021, the European Commission published a Communication for a Sustainable Blue Economy. In this virtual info session, hosted by the EU Regions Week (via Zoom), relevant stakeholders will present and discuss the opportunities for a Green Recovery for the blue economy and the role of the regions as a path towards a sustainable blue economy in the EU.

Last update: 04/10/21

Restore Our Ocean and Waters by 2030 - Communication on Missions is published!

The Commission launched the Mission ‘Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030’. This Mission, part of Horizon Europe, aims in the next decade to restore the health of one of our most precious common goods: our ocean and waters. It will deliver on the European Green Deal by restoring ecosystems and biodiversity, eliminating pollution, and making the blue economy carbon-neutral and circular.

Last update: 01/10/21

LIFE multi annual Work Programme has been adopted

nature, biodiversity, circular economy, clean energy

Last update: 26/07/21

Financing Healthy Oceans and Waters: A Consultation on a Mission Approach

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Last update: 08/04/21

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